The Puerto Lobos Natural Protected Area is located on the border between the provinces of Chubut and Río Negro. It covers the southern sector of the coast of the Province of Río Negro, from 500 m above the highest high tide to 12 miles offshore. Within the protected area, there is an old settlement called Puerto Lobos. The coastline varies between a high cliff located to the north of the area that descends to the south. It is characterized by the presence of sandy beaches alternating with a few small sandy beaches. In the settlement of Puerto Lobos there is a steep pebble beach, from where southern right whales can usually be observed very close to the coast. In the northern sector of the area there is a single-haired sea lion colony. Seabirds and shorebirds can be observed all along the coast. Tourist and recreational activities related to whale watching and artisanal fishing are carried out in the area.