Patagonia extends over the southern third of Argentina and Chile, which share this huge and legendary region of 690,000 square miles. The southern end of the Andes mountain range divides the two countries and to the east, the vast steppe and pampas are populated not by cattle, but sheep. Sheep are the mainstay of economic activity in Argentinean Patagonia and constitute the traditional meat here. Spit roast lamb is a speciality.
The area was reputedly named after the ‘patagon’ by Magellan in 1522, the eight foot tall native people he found here. But that is only one version of the story... what is indisputable is that that is a vast, beautiful land of extremes. In the Atlantic east the wildlife holds sway, particularly around the stunning Peninsula Valdes, a nature reserve famous for whale watching. Further south the Ponta Tomba has its huge penguin colony and at Puerto Deseado the dolphins like to play. The Welsh settled around Puerto Madryn and you can enjoy their history in nearby Gaiman and Trelaw.
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