Puerto Madryn amazes the tourist right at the very first sight. It is one of the most vibrant cities in Patagonia, with a beautiful coastal avenue overlooking the huge natural amphitheater of Nuevo Gulf.
Madryn is a port city with a major deep-water port. But it is also an industrial city, mainly focused on aluminium production, fishing and tourism.
At present, Madryn has a population of 80,000.
Puerto Madryn together with Trelew and the Valdés Peninsula, in the Argentine province of Chubut, form the region of Patagonia that serves as a natural hotspot to observe wildlife in the southern tip of the Hemisphere. It is the Patagonia of the animals. If safaris in South Africa feature the Big 5, the Chubut coast features the Patagonian Big 4: penguins, whales, sea lions and dolphins. observing these incredible animals in their natural habitat is certainly one of the greatest attractions in the region.