The Valdes Peninsula
The Valdes Peninsula is located on the Atlantic coast of Chubut Province and roughly 4hrs away from Buenos Aires by plane. The Peninsula was granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1999 for it’s importance to marine species, in particular the Southern Right Whales that come to the area each year between May and December to breed. The Peninsula is primarily made up of private estancias involved in sheep breeding however the small village of Puerto Piramides does cater for tourists with a selection of restaurants to choose from and this is where our Natural Adventure tours are based from. No matter the time of year, there’s always plenty of activities to enjoy on the peninsula but the key seasons to bare in mind are May-Dec for Whale watching and Dec-March for the Argentine summer which allows the more adventurous clients to enjoy paddle boarding around the coastline or snorkelling with the local seal populations. The peninsula can be susceptible to frequent winds so a coat is always advisable and during the winter whale season warm clothing is required. The summer months are very pleasant though averaging low to mid 20’s through the season, perfect to get out on that mountain bike, horse, paddle board or any other mode of transport you want to view this incredible part of Argentina!