Trelew is a city that is located on the northwest of the province of Chubut in Patagonia, Argentina. Trelew is 1450 kilometer south of the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, and 20 kilometer from Rawson, which is the capital of the province of Chubut. It has a special atmosphere and deserves to be visited.
The area around Trelew offers some interesting tourist attractions. It is defenitely well worth a visit for a couple of days, maybe on your way along the eastern shore of Argentina.
Interesting places to visit in the surroundings of Trelew:
Punta Tombo reserve; here you can see the most important Magellanic Penguin colony in Patagonia and the biggest Magellanic Penguin colony outside Antarctica. The period to visit is: from mid September until the beginning of April. The advantage of Punta Tombo reserve is that you are able to actually walk among the penguins. So from a short distance you can learn their habits and follow them.
The Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum; this museum in Trelew is one of the most important museums in the world for dinosaurs.
El Desafio; the El Desafio Park ("the challenge") is a park built out of waste materials (or in other words - junk). It is located in the village of Gaimen, about 20 km from Trelew. Old cars, boxes, empty bottles, paint cans and many other leftovers of 20th century technology create a colorful maze full of life, where visitor can walk through.
Valdes Peninsula - Península Valdés; Península Valdés is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. It is declared as UNESCO world heritage site.
As climate concerns; Trelew possesses a mild dry weather, as it is situated in the lower valley of the river Chubut. In general it can be cold in Winter and hot in Summer.
As accommodation concerns; there are many hotels and hostels for every budget. Many hotels can be booked online. You can also checks reviews.