Next up in our series of blogs from the CAT Travel team we have Agostina from our Buenos Aires office. Another patriotic vote from Agos, as she tells us about her favorite place for moonlight whale watching in Argentine Patagonia – Puerto Madryn.
Can you introduce yourself please?
Hello! I´m Agostina from Buenos Aires. I am Operations and Commercial Supervisor for Argentina and I have been here at CAT Travel for about 5 years now.
Where are your three favorite places in Latin America and why?
Of course I love Argentina, my home country, it´s so full of interesting places, culture, people and amazing landscapes. Another place I loved visiting was Peru, the people there are fantastic and Machu Picchu is such a wonderful place.
Can you tell us more about one of your favorite places to travel?
I loved my trip to Puerto Madryn in Patagonia. I traveled there two years ago with my boyfriend. The special thing about this trip was that it was the first time we took our own car. We visited lovely places on our way to Puerto Madryn, stopping for picnics on the beach, and wherever we felt like it.
When we got to the Puerto Madryn area (right at the top of Patagonia), we decided to stay two nights in Puerto Piramides, a very small town in the Peninsula Valdes National Park, right by the ocean. The people there were great, really friendly and fun and the next day we took the fantastic whale watching boat trip and saw three or four whales and their calves.
After that we visited the rest of the peninsula and then went to Puerto Madryn and to Punta Tombo to see the penguins. We were lucky enough to see most of the fauna of this wonderful place, from sea lions and baby penguins to whales and dolphins.
One of my favorite excursions was to Playa El Doradillo to the north of the city. We were able to see the whales so near and stayed there watching them as the sun went down and the moon appeared over the sea– it was magical.
What made the trip so special?
Just being able to feel so in touch with nature – we saw so many different animals, incredible sights and we learnt a lot.
What about the food, any recommendations?
You have to try the seafood in Puerto Madryn! I loved the scallops and octopus – great with a glass of white wine (from Mendoza of course!).
What was your favorite part of the trip?
The sunset in El Doradillo was just amazing.
What is it about travel in Latin America that you find inspiring?
The difference in the culture and in the people… but, it’s also great to see that even in such a big place with so many differences, there is a certain kindness that everyone in Latin America shares.
Where´s next on your Latin America travel list and why?
I’m thinking about Cuba… a great place to combine culture, history and beach!