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Puerto Madryn (in Welsh, Porth Madryn) is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. It is the head town of the Viedma Department, and has about 58,000 inhabitants.
When arriving to Puerto Madryn, this city amazes the tourist right at the very first sight.
Madryn is one of the fastest growing cities in Patagonia, with a beautiful coast avenue, the Almirante Brown Boulevard, the residential area where the houses have got an unbeatable view to the Atlantic Ocean within this huge natural amphitheater, constituted by the Nuevo Gulf.
Puerto Madryn is the starting point in order to visit many interesting sites that are unique in the world, some of them declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: First of all the Valdes Peninsula where you can join the boat excursions that enable whale watching. It is a privileged bird and sea fauna reservation, whose peak attraction is the Southern Whale that every year between May and December comes to these coasts in order to breed.
Puerto Madryn has other tourist attractions such as diving. In fact Puerto Madryn is considered the "Capital of Argentinean diving". The water is very transparent and it is easy to observe the submarine flora and fauna. Another option is the mining tourism, entering to the depths of a mine of minerals located in Bajos del Gualicho, 130 kilometers to the northwest of the city.
Puerto Madryn is an attractive city itself, where it is very pleasant to go for a walk by its beautiful coastal avenue, to enjoy the calm beaches of transparent water, or to travel by car the surroundings with spectacular views of the cliffs on the sea. In the industrial park area is located the jetty Almirante Storni built in the decade of the 70’s that goes into the sea 1.5 kilometers. There it is worthwhile to visit the fish processing plant and the aluminum plant mentioned at the beginning.