Top 10 Things to do in Province of Chubut, Argentina

March 6, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Chubut (Welsh: Talaith Chubut; Spanish: Provincia del Chubut IPA: [tʃuˈβut]) is a province in southern Argentina, situated between the 42nd parallel south (the border with Río Negro Province), the 46th parallel south (bordering Santa Cruz Province), the Andes range to the west, and the Atlantic ocean to the east. The province's name derives from the Tehuelche word chupat, meaning "transparent," their description of the Chubut River.
Restaurants in Province of Chubut

1. Punta Tombo National Reserve

Ruta Provincial 1 | approx 100 km from the cities of Rawson & Trelew, Dos Pozos, Argentina +54 280 443-1519
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Punta Tombo National Reserve

Reviewed By nancy s - Denville, New Jersey

Punta Tombo, in Argentine Patagonia is absolutely amazing, To begin with the land and sea are breath taking. Then there are the Magellan Penguins, everywhere. Thousands of penguins all over the place. Walking on the barren land, in their burrows, adult and young ones. Than you walk to the sea and watch them swimming. They appear to have no fear of humans even though humans seem to interfere with them.

2. Punta Pardelas

Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Punta Pardelas

Reviewed By Bariloche-61 - Zurich

This one of the spots we feel that you should visit when you are on the Island. Depending the tide you may be able to walk quite a bit and you will discover ponds with filled with sealife ...

3. Peninsula Valdes

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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4.5 based on 813 reviews

Peninsula Valdes

Reviewed By Daniel B - Washington Dc, District Of Columbia

I have been here various times. It is superb! Unfortunately every different site is distant from the other. And when you get there, you are no longer allowed to get close to penguins, sea lions, elephant seals and so much more. You see it all from a distance which detracts considerably from what you expect to see and do. Nonetheless: a destination to go. Ideally car or 4X4. No bikes nor motorcycles, nor camping.

4. Puerto Piramides

Puerto Piramides, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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4.5 based on 740 reviews

Puerto Piramides

Reviewed By Brittany_11_10 - Los Angeles, California

Unlike most people who visit Puerto Piramedes, I visited neither during whale season nor as part of a day tour from, say, Puerto Madryn. Instead, I just camped a few nights near the beach (in the only campground in town) and hiked around a little bit of the peninsula. Without a car (and without taking any tour), I was still able to visit the sea lion colony, an easy--and dusty--5km walk from town.
I also trekked out to Punta Pardelas, but that was long, hot, and dusty, and there were no caves like I thought there would be (my bad Spanish did me no favors in trying to understand the guy at the tourist office).
The beach is okay for sun-bathing, but better for playing games and as access to the ocean--which was the perfect temperature for a hot day in January.
There are a number of restaurants in PP and a few supermercados (though if you plan to camp, I suggest getting your food in Puerto Madryn).
I loved my time there and definitely want to go back to see more of the peninsula--and to see the whales. Missing out on a lot of the typical experience, I still had a great time.

5. Playa El Doradillo

Route 42 Km 18 North, Puerto Madryn, Argentina +54 9 280 467-6233
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Playa El Doradillo

Reviewed By Martin N - El Calafate

For those traveling on a budget or those who simply don't fancy the idea of the boat ride to go whale watching, the Doradillo beach is an excellent choice. Only a ten minute drive from town, you can watch the whales from the beach really close. What's more, it's supposed to be an area where they mate. I was lucky to see it and it's sublime! Five thumbs up top this option.

6. Playa La Cantera

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

Playa La Cantera

Reviewed By Petra K - Prague, Czech Republic

You can walk around have some mate or go for a run and do some whale watching :-). In september when they are mating are they very close to the beach and are very active .. :) You can also sit in a restaurant nearby and what them while having a good meal :)

7. Lake Epuyen

Argentina +54 2945 49-9170
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Lake Epuyen

Reviewed By Winnie C

I went to Lago Epuyen for kayaking. It's a beautiful place, and it's not touristy at all. We went there on a Sunday, but surprisingly we found very few tourists there. The lake was soooooo quite and peaceful, and most of the time, there were only us while we kayaked.
I guess because of the great guide we had, I enjoyed it even more. Here's my another review:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1198438-d5827212-r195387188-Puerto_Patriada_KAYAK-El_Hoyo_Province_of_Chubut_Patagonia.html#UR195387188

8. Laberinto Patagonia

Route to El Desemboque Km 3,7, El Hoyo 9211, Argentina +54 294 445-0588
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Laberinto Patagonia

Only 3.7 km away from the picturesque town of El Hoyo, in the province of Chubut, on the way to the Epuyén River, is the largest labyrinth in South America. Nestled in an area of 5 hectares, surrounded by native Forests and with fascinating views of the chacras that lie at the foot of the Pirque hill or the hypnotic top of the Cerro Plataforma, crossing the Patagonian Labyrinth is an extraordinary experience to enjoy with family or friends. 253/5000 The labyrinth is a symbol of the spiritual world, a representation of the alternative paths and crossroads that appear to us in life. To visit it, to walk it, to inhabit it is a stimulating proposal and an invitation to personal knowledge.

Reviewed By Wandering-Colo - Patagonia

An amazing spot in the middle of the Andes. Not only the Labyrinth is spotlessly kept and really challenging but we also had excellent food with stunning views to the sunset over the Mountains. A MUST DO if you are around North Patagonia.

9. Parque Nacional Lago Puelo

8430, Argentina +54 294 449-9232
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Parque Nacional Lago Puelo

Reviewed By Mikael F

My girlfriend and i went on bike from el bolson to lago puelos: it was a breathtaking trip, with loads of very impressive scenery but also hard work :) the trip itself was definitely worth it, but when it came to the boat ride to the waterfall (cascada) we got vey disappointed. We payed 300pesos for both and went on an one hour boatride through the lake. The "waterfall" is nothing but a small stream of glacier water that ends at the lake. Yes, it tasted wonderfully, but when you are paying extra bucks to go to a waterfall, you expect a waterfall. The lake itself is beautiful (beware, you need proper footwear because its full of rocks if you want to dive in), and we got lucky with the weather. But we cant help but feeling a bit ripped off for the cascada boat ride.

10. La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel

Estacion en Calle Urquiza y Roggero, Esquel, Argentina +54 2945 45-1403
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4.5 based on 641 reviews

La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel

Reviewed By Flavio S - Buenos Aires, Argentina

It's like going to your DVD club to rent "Cinema Paradiso": a very good movie, but specially it has shocking (pleasant) memories. Ok, it's probably not as well conserved as you imagined. Ok, the schedules are not strict (usually gets out with delay) and the final destination (Nahuelpan station) is much more commercially orientated that we would have expected. But the trip is nice, our guide was a cook woman (Erika) and if you're there it's to make a trip to the past, trying to imagine how was life at that time in one of the last frontiers of Patagonia.

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