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Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco - Other Activity Puerto Deseado - Argentina

Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco is a 737-hectare (1,821-ac) park protecting one of the largest surviving colonies of South American Fur Seal, which had been hunted to near extinction. Bluffs and small islands shape the reserve's landscape, and an isthmus leads to a cape divided into two coves. To the south is a two-kilometer (1.2-mi) stretch of sand mixed with fine gravel. The northern inlet has a kilometer-long (0.6-mi) gravel-edged double terrace. The is a viewpoint and an 87-meter-high (285-ft) lighthouse atop a rocky outcrop to the southeast of the cape. The seals rest on the rocky islets in front of the faro. Three species of cormorants also nest here: Cormorán Imperial, Gris and Cuello Negro.


88 kilometers (55 mi) north of Puerto Deseado

Near Puerto Deseado, Puerto Deseado, Argentina

Other Activity Types:
Wildlife refuge

Getting There

Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco is 88 kilometers (55 mi) north of Puerto Deseado. Take Ruta Nacional 281 north (24 km / 15 mi, paved), and then Ruta Provincial (RP) 134 to 91 (both gravel). The only way to get there is on tour with a Puerto Deseado-

Travel Tips:

The best time of the year to visit is October-March. The lighthouse can be climbed. A few kilometers from Cabo Blanco is a salina where salt once was mined that was used in the preservation of mutton raised on the region's sheep estancias.

Price Description:

Entry is free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Bring along sun protection and a windbreaker; spring-fall bundle up. Also take food and water. If driving, be sure to have plenty of fuel and spare tire.

Browse the city’s museums, take a boat tour, hike in Ría Deseado, visit Miradores de Darwin, go fishing, head out to the other reserves in the area.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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