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Dos Bahías Cape and Camarones


Natural areas with over 60 species of coastal and sea birds, wild and quiet beaches and small fishing towns to discover how life is by the sea. In Dos Bahías Cape, you will discover one of the largest penguin colonies in Argentina.

You can visit all year round. To enjoy the sun and the beach, go from December through March. To observe the fauna, check the calendar.

What to see
Dos Bahías Cape

A landscape of volcanic rocks with colours contrasting with the blue sea. 28 km away from Camarones, in the Cabo Dos Bahías Protected Nature Area (doorway to the Patagonia Austral Interjurisdictional Marine Coastal Park), you will find a large colony of Magellanic penguins (from September through March), sea lions, guanacos, steamer ducks, cormorants, South American grey fox and lesser rheas.

The road leading to the penguin colony has several diversions to small coves where it is worth stopping to admire the landscape and the fauna. About 10 km before, there is a diversion leading to Caleta Sara, where you can find accommodation and go sailing or kayaking.


Classified as an "Pueblo Auténtico" (Authentic Town) for being a typical Patagonian fishing village, Camarones has coarse sand beaches, hidden coves and views of an intense blue sea. It invites you to rest, practice water sports and mountain biking, dive and enjoy its gastronomy. There are also navigations through the waters of the bay towards Islas Blancas to watch commerson's dolphins.

In the town you can see houses that date from 1900, and that even today retain their original functions such as Casa Rabal, the first general store in the town. You can also visit the Perón Family Museum, where the former president lived his early childhood.

During the month of February, Camarones celebrates the National Salmon Festival that brings together fishermen and tourists from different parts of Argentina and Chile.

Provincial Route 1

This is one of the most beautiful routes in the province of Chubut. You can see the fauna so characteristic of the Patagonian steppe (such as guanacos, mulitas, maras and rheas) and the incredible shorebirds that inhabit the sea.

To the north of this route, between the Punta Tombo Protected Natural Area and the town of Camarones, you can visit Cabo Raso, a small town from the beginning of the 20th century. It is a wild destination with secluded beaches with great waves that are highly sought after by surfers. It has a hostel, a campsite and a small grocery store. There is no internet or telephone: the disconnection is total.

To the south, and passing the Cabo Dos Bahías Protected Natural Area, Provincial Route 1 continues for another 80 km. Here the coast is cut by numerous bays and coves that, together with more than forty islands and islets, give it unique features. This area is protected by the Southern Patagonia Coastal Marine Interjurisdictional Park. On the way, there are the Isla Leones and Bahía Bustamante portals of the Patagonia Azul Park, a private reserve with free access, with trails and campsites. A few kilometers to the south, there is a lodge and a private nature reserve that can only be accessed if booked in advance.

How to get there and move around

By car, bus or plane to Puerto Madryn, Trelew or Comodoro Rivadavia. The best option to tour the area departing from the main cities is by car or with a tour.

Provincial Route 1 is a gravel road that crosses all the region and requires special attention while driving as guanacos and other animals may come across.

You can also visit each attraction along this route separately, following routes that connect National Route 3 with the coast.

The petrol station that is closest to Camarones is located in Garayalde (83 km away on National Route 3). It is best to fill your fuel tank in Trelew or Comodoro Rivadavia.

Where to stay

Camarones has some accommodation options, cottages and a camping site, as well as a few restaurants and grocery stores.

Cabo Raso provides simple accommodation (hostels, lodges, guest houses) and a camping site.

There is good accommodation and cuisine offering in Comodoro Rivadavia, Trelew and Puerto Madryn.

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