With sea lions and whale-watching opportunities galore, Puerto Madryn acts as the gateway to the Patagonia region. Explore the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s prime whale migration hotspots. Islas Vernaci is a wildlife lover’s dream, filled with Magellanic penguins, various species of seabirds and more. Sitting amid the Patagonia region lies the hidden gem of Puerto Deseado. Lush environments along Ría Deseado and Parque Marino Isla Pingüino are home to a variety of wildlife, such as rockhopper penguins, cormorants, dolphins and other fauna. Although small, Port Stanley contains a big personality. Its signature landmark, the famous whalebone arch, speaks volumes about this eccentric and rarely visited destination.