Our Guests in the Eco Lodge- Katherine & Hugh

Our Guests in the Eco LodgeKatherine enjoying a submarino con cuchara chocolate at La Estacion

Our Guests in the Eco LodgeBallena franca up close

Our Guests in the Eco LodgeHugh and sunset near the Puerte Pirámides loberia. He is standing on a layer of fossil shells.

" We are Hugh McGregor and Katherine Tuft from Australia. We travelled in Argentina for 5 weeks. Peninsula Valdés was our last stop and by far the highlight.

We'd heard a lot about the whales around Puerto Pirámides yet nothing prepared us for the shear numbers around. From almost every vantage point you could see at least 2 frolicking around, flapping their tails, slapping the water with their flippers, breaching and blowing. Once we saw 12 at the same time! This might be normal but it still blew our minds. We also went in a whale tour boat where we saw these huge creatures swim right by us. It was quite an emotional moment.

We were really glad to have stayed two nights in Puerto Pirámides. We loved the setting and the friendly small town feel. We had some lovely moments sitting around a table in bright and comfy La Estacion with a giant bowl of mussels, pippies and scallops. Katherine was particularly excited by their submarinos with chocolate spoons. We chose well by staying at Del Nomade. The room was great, we loved the homemade breakfasts, but what made the stay really memorable were our hosts, Lala and Laura. Just before we left Laura gave a lesson in mate.

We explored some amazing coastline from Puerto Pirámides around to Punta Pardelas. We saw cormorants on rock platforms, vertical cliffs, sea lions and black-sand beaches. The geology in the area is very interesting, particularly the way the cliffs are layered. In many places there's a layer of the cliffs 2-3m thick composed of not rock containing fossil shells but fossil shells containing a bit of rock! We came back via the inland route as the sun set and saw maras and guanacos among the desert shrubs.

Over the two days of our stay we saw 8 mammal species, 22 bird species, had two lovely dinners and explored 10km of coastline. Yet we didn't see orcas, penguins or get out to Punta Norte. With 2 days we barely scratched the surface of this wonderful part of the world. Forget day trips from Puerto Madryn, we highly recommend staying in Puerte Pirámides for a couple of nights to get a proper taste of Peninsula Valdés. "

Hey Guys! Many thanks for your nice and warm words!!!...
we want you back to see the Orcas!!!
Nice to have you here!!

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