Punta Loyola is located 37 kilometers west from Río Gallegos and is the point where the Argentine sea joins the ria of Gallegos river. It is also the final point of National Route 40.
Here is the pier President Illia, the deepwater port of Río Gallegos, an important fishing port which is a settlement of the Naval Prefecture of Argentina.
It is also an important point because they are the major oilfields in the province of Santa Cruz. There is also storage facilities for coal and natural gas extraction.
The main attraction in Punta Loyola is the presence of the remains of Marjorie Glenn, a Norwegian ship that caught fire in 1911 and got stuck in place.
From the coast it can be seen Deseada or De los Pinguinos Island, a small island inhabited by a migration colony of penguins, cormorants, gulls and terns. It is also an ideal place for sport fishing of sea species.
Punta Loyola is located on the Atlantic Ocean and to reach this site you should depart from Río Gallegos to the southeast and travel on National Route 40 37 kilometers.