Puerto Madryn is a tourist resort in the province of Chubut known all over the world for its natural parks which preserve marine species. Located at western coast of Golfo Nuevo, on the high coast of the Patagonic plateau, has a population of about 71.000. Its main industry is the ALUAR aluminum plant and there are also several fish processing plants. The main road connection is highway Nº 3 in a north-south direction and highway Nº 25 towards the west. It has no railway service and an airport 3km away provides daily connecting flights to Buenos Aires and other destinations.