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The Valdés Peninsula is one of South America’s finest wildlife reserves. It is the breeding ground for Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena Australis), southern elephant seals (Miorunga leonina) and southern sea lions (Otaria flavescens). The Peninsula itself is a large wasteland, with the lowest point on the South American continent, one of the lowest continental depressions in the world, the salt flats of Salina Grande and Salina Chica, 132 feet below sea level. The whales come to mate and give birth near these shores in the late winter and stay until the end of November. They are a delight to watch as they play in the water, diving and cavorting, breaching, tailing and spraying water all around at the reach of your hand. The closest to nature and wildlife you can be combined with comfort. For this reason, Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes are natural sanctuary.