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Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas

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The destination is the natural access between the Pacific and Alantic Ocean. The journey starts in the Magellan Strait (Estrecho de Magallanes) shore, with 350 kilometers of extension, in which you can enjoy nature, and other historical and cultural attractions. Its shores are protected because of its natural attractions, ideal for ecotourism and sports. Some of them are the Pali-Aike National Park, and the Laguna Parrillar and Magallanes National Reserves. The Magellian Strait also has forts and country houses, which invite the visitors to enjoy the colony remains. Religious tourism is also important in the region, visiting many churches and convents on the way. The landscape and the multiple natural conditions permit to practice agrotourism in Rio Verde, San Gregorio and Laguna Blanca. On the other hand, Punta Arenas is the main urban center in the zone, located in the Brunswick Peninsula. Its cultural, historical, social and commercial circuits are transcendent to the region's development.


Flora and fauna. Amazing topography. Historical and cultural interest zone. Perfect place to enjoy urban centers activities, as well as religious and rural tourism.


Sea kayak, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Twelfth region.

How to get there?

From Punta Arenas: Land route. From Argentina: Land route, through Monte Aymond and San Sebastián border customs. Anywhere-Punta Arenas: Airway.

When to go?

All year long.


There are three kinds of weathers. One of them is the cold moderate rainy weather, without dry season, with an anual media temperature of 8ºC. The cold steppe weather and the cold high weather are also characteristic. The last one has solid rain with anual temperatures that goes from 12ºC to -3ºC. Also, there are microclimates.


Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, museums, forest ranger, roads.


Froward Cape, Punta Arenas cementery, de la Cruz Hill, Pali-Aike cave, El Salto, Magellian Strait, San Isidro lighthouse, Bulnes Fortress, Los Ventisqueros Fjord, Blanca Lagoon, The Penguins National Monument, Hunger Port, Pali-Aike National Park, Punta Arenas, Punta Dugenes, Laguna Parrillar National Reserve, Perez river, Verde River, Virgen de Monserrat Sanctuary, Tehuelches Village, Magallanes National Reserve, Otway Inlet.

Some featured hotels in Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas

  • Hotel Tierra del Fuego

    Hotel Tierra del Fuego is located in Punta Arenas, minutes away from the civic centre and the financial district in the city. It is a traditional hotel decorated with elegance. There are thirty carpeted rooms that include private…

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    Hotel Tierra del Fuego
  • Hotel Cabo de Hornos

    Hotel Cabo de Hornos is surrounded by spectacular scenery, the natural beauty of the southern landscape. Punta Arenas is the door to the Antarctic and a free port. It is a unique city where you will be able to ski and ice skate facing…

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    Hotel Cabo de Hornos
  • Hotel Carpa Manzano

    Carpa Manzano Hotel is located in Punta Arenas downtown, nearby traditional places as Museo Salesiano and cemetery, furthermore commercial zone and city's Main Square. It’s a warm and familiar hotel, with cozy rooms and Wi Fi area…

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    Hotel Carpa Manzano
  • Hotel Chalet Chapital

    This hotel is located in the beautiful Punta Arenas city and counts with an ecologic building which uses natural energy and recyclable paper, but with the best amenities for a complete relax. It counts with cozy rooms, with private…

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    Hotel Chalet Chapital

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