Many of us when we think of Puerto Madryn imagines the whales jumping or the image of the tail comes to mind in the water but the city is not only a destination to visit in times of whales (June to December). It is also a good place to take advantage of the summer holidays in Argentina. Today we share you some activities you can do during the summer in Puerto Madryn.
Summer in Puerto Madryn
The city of Puerto Madryn is located on the shores of the waters of the Golfo Nuevo and one of its great advantages is that its beaches are very spacious. They are so extensive that you will always have space to move freely. If you go to the South you will feel total freedom as there are more secluded beaches. There is a variety for all tastes from the most remote and wild a few kilometres from the Centre to balnearios fully equipped to enjoy the sun and the beach with good music and recreational activities for children and adults.
In addition the weather of the area is dry so there is a 90% guarantee that summer has sun all day with a maximum of 35 ° C. The temperature of the water in summer is around 20 ° C, ideal for water activities. In Puerto Madryn, there are lots of recreational activities and sports to take advantage. It is ideal for those who enjoy kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, Windsurf or Kitesurf. Don’t worry if you dont have the right equipment or sufficient experience, in the city there are several places where you can rent and various schools to learn, both for adults and for children.
Another reason to enjoy the summer in Puerto Madryn is diving. If you like to do it or have a desire to experience it for the first time this destination is ideal. Not for nothing Puerto Madryn was named the National Capital of Diving. Its waters are the most transparent of the Argentina and there you will find reefs, a variety of fish and shipwrecks to explore. In the downtown area there is a wide range of tour operators as Argentina Visión that provide this service with all the assistance and equipment. One of the favorite of tourists is scuba diving with sea lions, a unique and amazing experience. This activity is performed throughout the year in ten underwater parks. The snorkelling with sea lions at Punta Loma (at 17 km from Puerto Madryn) is a unique experience. In the area there is a stable colony of more than 700 sea lions. You can read more information in this post.
For those who prefer land-based activities in the summer in Puerto Madryn also you can enjoy the ATV and 4 x 4 rides and perform sandboarding on sand dunes. Another option is to visit the Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve with the largest mainland colony of Magellanic penguins.
Finally during the summer season are added to these proposals craftsmen fair, plays in theatres, shows, championships of volleyball in the beach and walks along the waterfront. In the main square artisans take advantage of the large influx of tourists who come to the city. In their stands can be found Welsh cakes, regional jams, handmade chocolates, leather products, etc.
In short, there are lots of recreational activities, outdoor shows, wide beaches and excellent cuisine. These are some of the reasons to enjoy the summer in Puerto Madryn.