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Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land

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Address: Punta Norte, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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+54 280 445-5888

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Amazing Penguin Sunset on the beach / Recommended for photographers !

Be there at least a couple of hours before sunset, it is dusty and with lots of penguin droppings so if you want the best pictures ba able to lie down with old rain or... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Be there at least a couple of hours before sunset, it is dusty and with lots of penguin droppings so if you want the best pictures ba able to lie down with old rain or windbreaking jacket/trousers. Bring both long and short lenses ( "and everything between") ( April last year )

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was an extraordinary experience. Easily the highlight of many days on a Cruise. The penguins were all over the roads, beaches and hiding (sort of) in their burrows. I found it interesting that the burrows were originally off the path but now as time goes on the penguins have expanded their territory and the path is a bit treacherous... More 

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Located near the Punta Norde including the Penguins Reserve and Sea Lions ReserveEnds with an Excelent BBQ Lunch

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boston, mass.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Though it is a long drive from Puerto Madryn to arrive at the Estancia, it is a visit that is so unique and a vision that is truly memorable. Where else can you walk among hundreds of penguins and see them close up in a natural habitat. We visited when many of the Magellan penguins were incubating eggs in their... More 

1 Thank aliceann1
Jaipur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited when (Megallinic) legions were nesting (incubating egg(s)) so most were pretty still in their burrows/holes in the dunes with very few moving around. Having said that, this was still fascinating especially if you haven't seen pensions in natural setting before. There is a marked pathway around the colony (to minimise disturbance) but since the penguins are unaware of this,... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was one of the very few shore excursions we opted to do through the cruise line. And it was a winner! The worst part was the bus ride to and from the ship. But our driver was absolutely fantastic at finding wildlife along the road (emus, maras, guanacos, and ground owls) for us to photograph. Once we reached Magellan... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The Estancia San Lorenzo is a 2 hour drive from Pueorto Madryn...but so worth the drive. In the Punta Norte area, Estanica San Lorenzo is home to a fantastic colony of Magellanic Penguins. You walk among the Penguin families and see them feeding their young and fishing. It will be a fantastic memory you will never forget!

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Yulara, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I went here for lunch as part of a shore excursion organised by Princess Cruises. I was very happy with the experience. After visiting the penguins we were taken to this place for a very well cooked buffet lunch with drinks supplied as well. The hospitality was great and staff very friendly

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São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Estancia San Lorenzo is one of the most amazing places to visit. You can have lunch at the restaurant and then visit the penguins colony. Try the "cordero patagónico". Delicious! There are hundreds of penguins with their puppies, in their natural habitat and living in peace while the season doesnt ends.They walk without being phased by our presence. The penguins... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

I love penguins. I think everyone loves penguins because what's there not to love!? If you truly want to see penguins up close then you have to pay this Estancia a visit. You'll be walking amongst the little feathered creatures and they'll be all around you with their cuteness. These adorable birds aren't even phased by your human presence! Just... More 

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