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Valdes Peninsula and Puerto Madryn: Fact file

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When to go

Wildlife is present throughout the year (sea-lions, elephant seals, dolphins, seabirds). Southern right whales visit Jun-Dec, breeding Sep-Nov. Penguins congregate on the beaches Sept-Mar. Rain falls Mar-Jul when the temperature dips to 16°C from a high of up to 30°C in summer.

Language

Spanish.

Getting local currency

Argentine Peso. There are a couple of banks with ATMs accepting foreign cards. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows.

Time difference

GMT -3 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, but this is announced ad hoc on a year-on-year basis.

Getting there

Flights from Buenos Aires to Trelew take take 1.5 hours; from El Calafate 1 hour 20mins.

Combines with

El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park to visit Perito Moreno Glacier, (1hr 20mins flight).

Key events

The Eisteddfod de Chubut: late Oct in Trelew, base for visits to the penguins at Punta Tombo, held annually for over 130 years in the centre of the Welsh colonist community.

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