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Cabo San Pablo - Other Activity Tolhuin - Argentina

Between Río Grande and Tolhuin, Ruta Complimentaria A heads east to the Mar Argentino. This road, one of Tierra del Fuego's most beautiful, emerges at a broad beach edged with high cliffs where the Río San Pablo and Río Ladrillero flow into the sea. On these sands lists the Desdémona, a steel-hulled cargo ship grounded by strong currents in 1983.

Cabo San Pablo also is a good place for fishing, especially at the rivers' mouth at high tide. Likewise, birdwatching is excellent, as the cape is within the Reserva para Aves Playeras Costa Atlántica (Atlantic Coast Shore Bird Reserve), a Ramsar site since 1995.


27 kilometers (16.5 mi) southeast of Tolhuin, 80 kilometers (50 mi) south of Río Grande

Tolhuin, Argentina

Other Activity

Getting There

From Ruta Nacional 3, take Ruta Complimentaria A to the coast (46 km / 28 mi). There is no public transportation.

Travel Tips:

At low tide, you can walk out to the shipwreck. Lodging is available at Hostería San Pablo.

Price Description:

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring along your binoculars, a warm sweater, rain- and wind-proof jacket; high-energy snacks and drinks.

In Río Grande, learn about the Malvinas War by strolling down the Paseo General Belgrano and dropping in the Centro de Ex Combatientes Malvinas Argentinas; visit the Museo Municipal Virginia Choquintel and Misión Salesiano.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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