Punta Norte at the very northern tip of Peninsula Valdes is around 77 kilometres from Puerto Piramides, the main town on the Peninsula. In Punta Norte is home to a multitude of Elephant seals and Magellanic penguins that live here throughout the year and in great number between December and April (breeding season). This part of the Peninsula is usually best seen by car, and can be reached along the Ruta 30 before driving on the paved roads (with a speed limit of 60km per hour).
After seeing Punta Norte, you may want to take the route along the coast south to Caleta Valdes a lagoon formed by a solid 30-kilometer-long bar spreading from North to South and home to a huge colony of Elephant seals and a fantastic place to watch Orcas (Killer whales) hunt seals from February to April.
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Photos of Punta Norte
Map of Punta Norte
Trips that visit Punta Norte
This private trip combines four of Argentina’s most contrasting landscapes: the bustling capital of Buenos Aires, the famous peaks and glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park, the captivating whales, penguins and elephant seals of Peninsula Valdés, and the lush sub-tropical…
- 13 Days
Peninsula Valdés is a wildlife lover’s paradise where you get close to elephant seals, sea lions, Magellanic penguins, southern right whales and orcas in various locations in the area. The freedom and flexibility of driving yourself is an excellent way…
- 5 Days