To visit the Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn is one of the essential places for the environment and marine fauna lovers.
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Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn location
If you are going to visit the Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn, you should know that it is located on the south side of the city’s coast, passing the monument to the Tehuelche Indian.
The particularity of the Ecocentro is that it was built on a cliff, from where you have an impressive view of the immensity of the sea. With almost 2,000 m2, the building has a modern style with large windows overlooking the ocean.
On the outside, there is a large skeleton of a southern right whale, which was stranded on the beach where Ecocentro is located. You have to stand right next to it to contemplate the large size of these cetaceans that come to Puerto Madryn year after year.
What will you see if you visit the Ecocentro in Puerto Madryn
The Ecocentro is a mixture of a cultural, interpretation and care center of the marine fauna that inhabits the Patagonian sea.
It has several exhibition halls, one exclusive to the southern right whale. The main room tells, through drawings and data, about the Patagonian ecosystem. Everything points to becoming aware of the importance of taking care of the environment.
The area between the floors is reserved for exhibitions of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Exhibitions are temporary.
Undoubtedly, one of the most visited places by tourists is the Ecocentro viewpoint, which is located at the top of the tower. The tower rises above the structure of the building and was built in the shape of a lighthouse, with large windows. From here, you can contemplate the entire Patagonian sea surroundings.
Puerto Madryn Ecocenter Facilities
In addition to the exhibition halls and the viewpoint, the Ecocentro has a small auditorium, a large classroom for educational activities (its walls are painted in a deep blue that looks like they are submerged in the sea), a coffee shop to have a drink while contemplating the sea, and a small shop with souvenir and postcard sales.
Opening hours to visit the Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn
The schedule to visit the Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn varies (and quite a lot) according to the time of year so it is important to get informed before going on their website.
It is normally open in the afternoon, since it is considered one of the best times to visit, especially at sunset. In the summer, and if a cruise ship arrives, it opens in the mornings. On Mondays and Tuesdays out of season it is usually closed.
Price to visit the Ecocentro of Puerto Madryn (2020)
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Due to the high inflation in Argentina, prices can suffer constant increases. It is recommended to check the updated prices in the official websites. To consult how much it costs in dollars or euros, we leave an online converter (you can also check in your home currency):