The energy flowing through the geographic and biological diversity of Chubut province, in Argentina's Central Patagonia is the focal point of the "adventure tourism" that Puerto Madryn offers visitors that choose this destination.
This essential nature consists of the real opportunity to harmonize one's senses with the living nature all around, and interact with one's environment.
Puerto Madryn, therefore, offers visitors a plethora of facilities to indulge his or her love for adventure sports and alternative tourism - the kind of tourism that fosters the practicing and development of novel skills.
For adventure fans, this area offers virgin dunes with ideal slopes to practice sandboard (sand surfing), an offshoot from snowboard, that has numerous adherents in the Patagonia area.
Its slalom and freestyle contests are internationally famous.
Another new activity that can be practiced is hang-gliding. This option, that is rapidly gaining popularity here, will turn you into a bird, soaring effortlessly along the winding white Chubut coastline.
Another exciting experience is delving into the world of snorkeling. For this, all you need is basic diving equipment (fins, goggles and a wetsuit). You will be able to admire the amazing underwater life on the beaches of Punta Este, Kaiser, Cerro Avanzado and Punta Cuevas.
When practicing this discipline, you will have the incredible sensation of floating weightlessly as though in outer space. You will learn about the wide variety of exotic species that make their homes on the shores of the immense Argentine Sea.
Trekking also takes a place of pride in Puerto Madryn's sports offer. Many circuits starting from the city lure the traveler on trips of discovery to incredible fauna reserves, where after driving along gravel tracks he will admire impressive views and fantastic beaches and slopes where he will find sea lion colonies, fossil oysters and great numbers of Patagonian birds.
It is worthwhile stressing that Puerto Madryn, universally considered Argentina's underwater capital, hosts local and foreign divers all year round thanks to its crystal-clear waters and all the options it offers fro diving along the coast.
Become a witness to an underwater christening, and pluck up your courage to defy the heady sensation of vertigo produced by being in one of the world's most unique spots.