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Playa El Doradillo

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Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
+54 9 280 467-6233
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This beach is one of Puerto Madryn´s principal attractions. During whale season (from june or july to november), whales can be seen, grown ups and babies, just from the beach. In summer season, it is a pleasant beach to spend the day, with a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Our hotel has a notice to advise customers when is the best time to visit this place. We drove our rental car from Puerto Madryn to El Doradillo Protected Reserve. There was no entrance fee needed and we have the flexibility to move around at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Allkuans
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Amazing experience. You will see them very close. Before go check the tide times, the whales only come close at high tide time, usually at the end of the day. If you like to photograph (like me), 200m equivalent will delivery great pictures.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank estevamh
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Playa El Doradillo is a beautiful beach! We didn't see whales when we we're there, but still enjoyed the views. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank JlnienVL
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Last year and this year again, in October, we got to watch several pairs a whales swimming just by the shore, a few meters of us. The bast place is Playa La Cantera in the Costa el Doradillo. Just make sure you go at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Nathalie K
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This is an incredible site, you have to go on high tide. The whales get very very close to the beach

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Enrique D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We rented bicycles from Napra at 999 Bv. Almte Brown in Puerto Madryn and went out to the beach with a lunch. Best experience ever! At one point we saw 10 whales at once!! For 2.5 hours is was a whale a second!! Absolutely amazing!!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JimmyGos
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not far from Puerto Madryn city this beach is the best whale watching place besides Puerto Pirámides in the peninsula. You will watch whales as close as 50 feet (15 meters) away from the shore. A must see half day trip.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diego N
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

From all beaches seen in the area, i would say this is the best one. Although no facilities, and you have to drive 20 to 30 minutes to get there, the beach is extense, does not have too much people, and the water is calm...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AriKir
Reviewed 8 February 2017

One of the world most pristine reserves. Visit the visitor center,Than the protected bay ofCaleta Valdes, home to many marine creatures, and sea birds,Puerto Pradez with Sea Lions, and penguin shelter

Date of experience: January 2017
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Suzie W
10 January 2018|
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Response from JimmyGos | Reviewed this property |
It is about an hour and a half to 2 hours on a bike. Walking is not really an option. I would take the Peninsula tour and check with the local guides if the whale watching is worth it this time of year.
15 January 2017|
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Response from DarkAngel_ba | Reviewed this property |
the best option is to rent a car, but you can hire a 'remis' (like a cab or uber service) to take you there..