Home to Argentina's best seafood
When you visit a town whose name literally translates as “prawns” you know that the seafood better live up to that bold statement!
Camarones is the place to come if seafood is something you love. This sleepy coastal town is low-rise, lo-fi, and laid back. The penguins along the shoreline take their time going about their daily life as do the locals.
But there’s something that gets everyone’s energy going - fishing and seafood. It’s the lifeblood of the town economy and a big export, but there’s plenty left for the locals and lucky visitors.
We recommend the Restaurante Alma Patagónica for its quirky decor, free wifi, and a great value menu that changes daily based on what’s fresh and good. While you’re there, wash down your meal with some of the local Malbec - it’s good!
After a tasty lunch, you can walk to the museum in the center of town that’s dedicated to Juan Perón, former president of Argentina whose story and that of his wife Eva Peron is told in the famous musical Evita. Peron spent his childhood in Camarones and they are proud of this “son” of the city.
Interesting facts about Camarones
Camarones is home to over 30,000 Magellanic penguins who have been known to wander into town as the sun sets! A stroll along the coast here will let you see dolphins, whales, and tens of species of seabirds, all accompanied by the crashing waves of the South Atlantic.
Pictures of Camarones
Our trips to Camarones