Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Puerto Madryn, Argentina


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
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Overview

Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. Puerto Madryn has about 57,000 inhabitants in the province. The town was founded on July 28, 1865, when 150 Welsh immigrants who came in the ship The Mimosa. The settlement grew as a result of the railway track laid between Madryn and Trelew built by Welsh, Spanish and Italian immigrants. It is important for visiting the natural attractions of Peninsula Valdes and the coast. Its port has got deep waters, and is one of the best in Argentina. But Madryn is also an industrial city, primarily focused on aluminum production, fishing and tourism. A new mall in the city center has aided in tourism drastically, making Puerto Madryn a extra attractive place for both international and domestic tourists visiting Patagonia.

Things to Do

If you are lucky enough to call on this port you will not be disappointed. You can visit the Natural Science and Oceanographic Museum, the Paleontological Museum, or the Centro Nacional Patagonico. All of these places are very informative and beautiful structures so take it all in.

A couple of beaches to visit are the Punta Tombo and El Doradillo Beach. Both of these natural beauties will leave you breathless and allow you to take it all in. So go surf it up, sea kayak, or just sunbathe, anything you do here will be worth it.

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