Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes: What to pack?

Ramiro Rodriguez
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If you`re visiting Puerto Madryn, to enjoy sea life, whales, penguins, birds, sea lions and sea elephants... you would like to know what to pack. Well, it`s Patagonia and as part of this south region in Argentina, it`s very important to bring correct clothing. Puerto Madryn is located 42°46′S 65°3′W  and the weather is temperate by the ocean. 

So, well, what to pack then?

You should wear layers, this is actually true for any hiking trip, and even more so if you travel to Patagonia. Even if you go to Patagonia in the summer, make sure to wear layers, starting with a good technical tank top as the underlayer, and then a thermal or quick-dry shirt as a base layer. Add a good fleece and wear a wind and rain-proof jacket as a top layer. You will likely get warm and sweat a bit on a sunny day and if you walk uphill, and you will have to take layers off. But as the weather changes rapidly the temperatures may drop again and you may need to layer up again.

Remember you will be in boat navigations, watching whales, or close to the coast in Doradillo or Punta Tombo, or San Lorenzo Penguin Reserve.  A good packing list should include items that dry quickly.

 

Book an excursion to Peninsula Valdes and see whales!

 

Appropriate footwear is important. Be prepared to walk and for that, you need comfortable shoes to walk the paths with some stairs. Trekking pants are perfect, but also rain pants are a good idea. Of course sunglasses and sunscreen, because the UV index during the summer season could be high.

For more information, just visit our website www.peninsulavaldes.com 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez
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