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Puerto Madryn, Provincia del Chubut, Argentina

How much does it cost to travel to Puerto Madryn?

You should plan to spend around $34 (AR$12,107) per day on your vacation in Puerto Madryn. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 (AR$4,911) on meals
  • $8.04 (AR$2,829) on local transportation
  • $26 (AR$9,072) on hotels

A one week trip to Puerto Madryn for two people costs, on average, $482 (AR$169,504). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

In recent years, the Argentine Peso has been very unstable. Therefore, travel cost estimates can sometimes be inaccurate for this country.
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Puerto Madryn cost?

A one week trip to Puerto Madryn usually costs around $241 (AR$84,752) for one person and $482 (AR$169,504) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Puerto Madryn on average costs around $482 (AR$169,504) for one person and $964 (AR$339,009) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Puerto Madryn will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Puerto Madryn on average costs around $1,033 (AR$363,224) for one person and $2,065 (AR$726,447) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Puerto Madryn has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Puerto Madryn expensive to visit?

Puerto Madryn is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Argentina, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Puerto Madryn in depth.

Within South America, Puerto Madryn is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in South America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Humahuaca, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Recife.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Puerto Madryn Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Puerto Madryn?

The average Puerto Madryn trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Puerto Madryn travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AR$9,072 ($26)
Local Transportation 1 AR$2,829 ($8)
Food 2 AR$4,911 ($14)
Entertainment 1 AR$4,986 ($14)
Alcohol 2 AR$1,350 - 4,050 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Puerto Madryn
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Puerto Madryn is $13 (AR$4,536). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Puerto Madryn is $26 (AR$9,072). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Puerto Madryn

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Puerto Madryn based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $95. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Puerto Madryn
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Puerto Madryn is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.04 (AR$2,829) per person, per day, on local transportation in Puerto Madryn.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Puerto Madryn
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Rental Cars in Puerto Madryn
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Food Budget in Puerto Madryn
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Puerto Madryn can vary, the average cost of food in Puerto Madryn is $14 (AR$4,911) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Puerto Madryn should cost around $5.58 (AR$1,964) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Puerto Madryn is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Puerto Madryn
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  • Entertainment and activities in Puerto Madryn typically cost an average of $14 (AR$4,986) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Puerto Madryn?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Puerto Madryn are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Puerto Madryn, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Whale Watching for Two

Alcohol Budget in Puerto Madryn
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  • The average person spends about $7.68 (AR$2,700) on alcoholic beverages in Puerto Madryn per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Puerto Madryn On a Budget
Puerto Madryn Whale watching in Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Puerto Madryn is mostly known as the gateway to Peninsula Valdes, welcoming tourists who come for whale watching. The Peninsula Valdes is a nature reserve designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site; 97 km long and 63 km wide, it is connected to the continent by an isthmus of 35 km from which we can see both gulfs, San Jose at north and the Nuevo at south.

While some may prefer the nature and charms of the only small town of the Peninsula, Puerto Pirámides, to accommodate, the small beach resort of Puerto Madryn offers a stroll along the seaside, numerous hotels and souvenir shops and is probably the liveliest city of oceanic Patagonia. For whales' lovers, September, October and November are the best months even though it is still possible to see some from end of June to end of December. From July to September, the migrating whales come so close to the shore that they can be seen from the coast 20 km north of town or from the town's pier.

However, there is more than whales to Puerto Madryn. The city offers plenty of wonderful activities such as walking with penguins, snorkeling with sea lions, enjoying the beach, fabulous museums and you name it! Beware of the sun during your stay in Patagonia, as the ozone layer is extremely thin there.
El Doradillo beach, only 19 km north of Puerto Madryn, is the perfect place for spending a beautiful day at the beach during summer. From mid-June to mid-December, whales tend to swim very close to the shore at low tide and during September and October, you can have a few glimpse at their calves. For whales lovers, we recommend that you visit Punta Flecha, 10 km north of Puerto Madryn, from which you can observe and hear the whales singing. You can also go to Punta Loma (USD$4 park entry fee), a colony of sea lions found 17 km southeast of Puerto Madryn, opened every day from 8h to 20h. However, if you wish to discover the local aquatic fauna of the region more in depth, we recommend you to go to the Peninsula Valdes, where you can do whales watching, visit a sea lion or a penguin colony. From the beach and the boats you will be able to see whales, dolphins, killer whales (more rare) and many types of birds including cormorants

Gaiman is a small town 17 km west of Trelew on the Ruta 25, on the green and flowery edge of the río Chubut. You will find there a few delicious casas de te, which takes us back to when the town was colonised under welsh influence. If you decide to wander around Gaiman for an afternoon, you can also appreciate a few historic buildings such as the town's first school and first house, build in 1874 on a street named Juan Evans. Also, the old train station of the town has now been transformed into the Museo Gales (opened from 15h to 19h30 every day), where you can see a few photos about the Welsh colonisation of this area. The Punta Tombo reserve is situated further down, 120 km south of Trelew and 180 km south of Puerto Madryn, and is accessible by car (2h30 from Puerto Madryn on a road of good condition) or with an organised excursion booked in an agency in Trelew or Puerto Madryn. The reserve, known for its enormous penguin colony that arrived for an unknown reason in 1820 and since then come every year, is opened from mid-September to mid-April every day from 8h to 18h (USD$10 entry fee to the park, reduced entry fee for under 16 years old and free under 6 years old). A snack bar is available at the entrance of the reserve and a shuttle will bring you from there inside the reserve. You should count about an hour to walk around the authorized trail in the reserve.

There are a few interesting museums around Puerto Madryn. The Museo del Desembarco (USD$1 entry fee, opened everyday except Tuesday from 9h to 13h and 15h to 20h from December to February and from 15h to 19h from March to November) looks at the history of the first Welsh colonies in Patagonia. The Museo provincial del Hombre y del Mar (USD$1 entry fee, free on Tuesday and for under 12 years old, opened every day except Sunday from 9h to 20h or 19h from March to November and on Saturday from 15h to 20h or 19h from March to November) looks at the current human threat to the environment. Finally the Ecocentro: (USD$7 entry fee, found at Julio Verne 3784, opened everyday except Tuesday from 15 to 19h, as well as Monday during March and April, opened from 17h to 21h during January and February) provides simple explications, translated into English, about the local fauna in a very modern and well made exhibition. The information given at the Ecocentro can be quite useful before going on an excursion to Peninsula Valdes or Punta Tombo. Other temporary exhibitions are also presented and do not forget to admire the beautiful viewpoint on the Golfo Nuevo from the bar's terrace or from the museum's library.

There are many sport activities available for adventure seekers around Puerto Madryn. Opt for a bike day on a VTT with Na Praia around the seaside (circuits of different levels, from 17 to 40 km long on marked trails), horseback riding with Antonio Pereyra at the equestrian centre 4 km south of Puerto Madryn, scuba diving, windsurf and canoe kayak with Napra Club or Scuba Duba.
Food and Dining
There are some decent restaurants throughout the town, most of which specifically cater to tourists. It is no surprise: fresh fish and seafood is what you need to eat in Puerto Madryn.

There is a wide selection of bus companies, such as Andesmar, El Pinguino and Via TAC, that travel directly from Buenos Aires' Retiro station to Puerto Madryn (about 17 hours long). The coaches are comfortable and have a few seats options for different prices. Meals and drinks are served on board, all have toilets and films are also shown during the trip.

Flights are about 2 hours long and only depart from Buenos Aires with Andes Airlines. Puerto Madryn's Airport (PMY) El Tehuelche is only 10 minutes away from the city center. Another domestic flights that you can get from Buenos Aires to reach Puerto Madryn is with Aerolineas Argentinas, which flies daily to Trelew, only an hour away from Puerto Madryn by bus.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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