Península Valdés - Beaches and Oceans
Puerto Pirámides is a village located on Valdés Península, on the northeast of the province of Chubut. It boasts the world's most important sea-elephant colony on the mainland. The name of the place comes from the curious coastal promontories which, due to wind erosion, resemble actual pyramids. Puerto Pirámides is also a very frequent destination for documentary makers who want to film and portrait this protected area, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The local fauna includes whales, orcas, penguins, dolphins, sea lions and sea elephants, among others. This area is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world who want to take a close look at the southern right whale. Apart from this type of activity, you can also practice scuba diving, windsurf, sailing, sports fishing and trekking. These beaches and cliffs are the natural setting for imposing contrasts and a boundless sea.