9. Punta Tombo - Chubut Province, Argentina

Along with the majestic nature that visitors can experience while visiting Patagonia, there are some unique opportunities to see animals. Punta Tombo, ... more 
9. Punta Tombo - Chubut Province, Argentina

Along with the majestic nature that visitors can experience while visiting Patagonia, there are some unique opportunities to see animals. Punta Tombo, located on the Argentine Sea in Chubut Province, is the best place to see Magellan Penguins within continental Patagonia. With more than a million and a half Magellan Penguins arriving to Punta Tombo every year to breed, you are bound to see quite a few! Though the first penguins arrive in September and stay at Punta Tombo until mid-March, the recommended time to visit for optimal viewing is after November, once the babies are born. In addition to the sheer volume of penguins, another unique factor about Punta Tombo is that despite being a conservation reservation, visitors are allowed to get very close to the penguins, as long as they don't disturb or touch them. less 
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