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Hostel La Tosca in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Orcas in Península Valdés

Orcas en Puerto Madryn

Special season starts, the sea lion pups carelessly walking along the shore just at the moment when a Orca’s clan patrol the area in search of food and fun.

In this time of year, from February to April, the Orcas usually wander the area of Punta Norte and offer us an amazing behavior: intentional stranding. During this period of 60 days is common to see Orca’s groups sailing between Caleta Valdés and Punta Norte (Península de Valdés) in search for food. They can be seen occasionally from the coast.

Photo: Inge, from Germany "The orcas up on the beach were the most impresive experience I had in my life


1.000.000 penguins in Punta Tombo!

They started arriving by mid-September but the peak season is now, in December and January, when there are more than a million.

They are a monogamist species that get together to Pta. Tombo where you´ll find guanacos and thousands and thousands of penguins swimming, eating, fighting, and mating. It is the best place to admire the species, the amazing quantity gives us the possibility of watching all the animal´s attitudes and learn about their different behaviours.

Snorkelling with sea lions


A unique interaction, an unforgettable experience as it is a unique alternative due to the nature of the contact, which occurs in the place where these wonderful animals show us the most dynamic and skill.

"At times they make you feel, you convey that you're one of them and they want to play with you" said Enrico from Italy.


Elephant seals

Elefantes Marinos

Punta Ninfas, abysmal sea cliffs and 30 elephants greeting "for the picture" on an adventure to remember. A walk along secluded beaches via a special place because of its geography and the incidence of breezes and the Patagonian winds on either side of this huge wall.

In the southeast of the Valdes Peninsula Shire, almost into the Atlantic Ocean is the largest elephant seal colony during this time of year.


News in la Tosca

New breakfast for celiacs:

celiacosOnce again logo2 innovates in the daily goal of being closer to our guest. Our product 2012 is an alternative for the breakfast, which has fruit, yogurt, and cereal to eat with the coffee, tea or mate.

New kitchen and dining area, which makes not one but two kitchens at your disposition, adding more comfort to your cooking hours.

New and exclusive check out toilet and shower. Also with upgrade details we decided to respond to our guests requests on their departing days from Puerto Madryn. A fully equipped bathroom to make the most of your last day in town and continue your travel renovated.


La Tosca Hostel in FootPrints

Recommended by Lonely Planet 2011

Reccommended hostel in every edition of Lonely Planet since 2004.