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The Ecocentro is an excellent interactive museum in the south part of town, where you can learn more about the area's ocean life. It's a nice walk or bike ride along the coastal road. Enjoy panoramic views of the bay from the museum's tower. You may spot whales from here, so bring your binoculars. There's also a café and a souvenir shop.
Tehuelche Monument, Puerto Madryn, The Welsh Settlement, Chubut Province, Patagonia, Argentina
Admire the view of the Golfo Nuevo at Parque Histórico Punta Cuevas. This is the place where the Welsh settlers arrived in 1865. The nearby small Museo del Desembarco (Museum of Disembarkation) tells their story. The Monumento al Indio Tehuelche statue was erected a century after their arrival to pay homage to the indigenous Tehuelche residents who predated European settlers by thousands of years.
If you came to Patagonia to spot wildlife, make time for the Observatorio Punta Flecha, a whale-watching observatory north of Puerto Madryn on Playa el Doradillo. It's open at high tide when there are usually more whales. Or, take a boat from Puerto Pirámides, Península Valdés. The Reserva Faunística Punta Loma, southeast of Puerto Madryn, is a bustling sea lion colony where animals can be best seen during low tides.
Dig into some fresh seafood at one of the town's beachfront restaurants. The local specialty, arroz con mariscos, is a variant of paella with prawns, squid, and clams. Most restaurants offer grilled fish, calamari, and other seafood here, but you can also find roast lamb, burgers, pizzas, and salads. Note that prices in Patagonia are higher than in central and northern Argentina.
You'll find several stores in the city center, where you can buy clothes and souvenirs, and also in Portal de Madryn, a small shopping center downtown. For books about this fascinating region — and if you need any English novels, guidebooks or maps — go to Boutique del Libro bookshop.
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