I was really torn before our visit to Puerto Madryn in Argentina. We had time to visit either the Península Valdés (Valdes Peninsula) UNESCO World Heritage Site or Punta Tombo Magellanic Penguin Colony, the largest in South America.
Both these options presented a rare opportunity. I love UNESCO sites and try to include them whenever possible. But how can you turn down the chance to see a penguin colony?
In the end , we got the best of both worlds, when we got to see a Magellanic penguin colony on the Valdes Peninsula. What a beautiful moment!
Within the Península Valdés World Heritage Site is the Caleta Valdés (Valdes Creek) penguin colony. While nowhere near the size of the colony at Punta Tombo, it still has around 46,500 breeding pairs.
Although they nest on/in the ground, penguins are obviously happier in the ocean.
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