Punta Tombo is truly a unique and pristine part of Patagonia. This five hundred acre Argentina National Park provides a nesting ground for the Magellan penguin population. Each year during the warmer days of spring over half a million penguins come to the Patagonia coasts in order to breed.
One of the greatest features to the Punta Tombo is that you can actually experience the walk along side the penguins and observe their intricacies first hand. It is the perfect spot for a curious eye. Become a part of the ‘march of the penguins.
The penguins live mainly on the coast of Chubut Province. The best time to see the penguins at this Argentina National Park is just after November once the babies have been born. You could be one of the first friendly faces a penguin sees as it embarks on its journey through life.
However, the penguins arrive in September and stay around mid march. If you cannot make it in time to see the miracle of a baby being born, you can still see them as they learn for the first time how to be a penguin. It is an amazing sight to see.
The 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi) Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve has been protected since 1979, according to provincial decree, and it is one of the main tourist attractions in Chubut.
In late September, with the arrival of spring, Magellanic penguins migrate from Southern Brazil to Patagonia, congregating by the thousands to nest in Punta Tombo.