Puerto Madryn is Chubut's "pearl on the sea". It is also an easygoing countrified but progressive little town. It is a lush, peaceful retreat where one can discover all Patagonia's beauty - a space combining plateaus and ocean, birdlife and the graceful southern right whale.
Its unique emplacement on the shores of Golfo Nuevo, added to a gentle and favorable climate, enables the practicing of all of the ocean sports in spring, summer and fall, including: fishing, motor-boating, water skiing, swimming and especially underwater activities.
The shores of Península Valdés are one of nature's privileged settings.
On Puerto Madryn's graceful latticework of streets one may see comfortable and tasteful architecture.
The built up area is surrounded by hills and dunes. Its long coastal boulevard, broad paved streets and beautiful seafront walk are features showing that it is a progressive, modern city.
The inauguration of a local aluminum manufacturing plant obliged the authorities to locate the industrial area north of the city, and as a result of the building of the ore shipping jetty, the Las Piedras beach became practically unusable by the public, and the northern part of the coastal boulevard was cut off.
As from the seventies, what is known as the explosive growth of Puerto Madryn began: in less than ten years the population tripled, industrial settlements multiplied and the city spread to accommodate families from all over the country and abroad.
This city forms part of the Patagonian coastal "corridor", together with the cities of Trelew, Gaiman, Rawson and San Antonio Oeste. The whole region features wide beaches and abundant marine fauna.
Its combination of beaches, sea, rocky slopes, flora, fauna and deserts that stretch away to the horizon are signs left over from times when oceans washed over almost all the area, and the land felt the heavy tread of dinosaurs.
This is a relevant tourism center with countless attractions for its visitors.