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.
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
Located in a privileged area, in the downtown of Punta Arenas city; its location let you to get an easy way to the most important places inside the city. An elegant hotel located in the city center, offering a warm and comfortable…
From USD$90 Ref. Double
In front of the Main Square, in the core of the commercial and financial area of Punta Arenas downtown, Hotel Plaza awaits you during the whole year, providing the best of its service: personalized attention, confort in a nice and…
From USD$95 Ref. Double
Hotel Rey Don Felipe is located in Punta Arenas, a city of contrasts and strong personality that keeps in mind every time in its history. Capital of the Chilean Patagonia and port of embarkation for the Antarctic continent, southern…
From USD$152 Ref. Double
Part of a Hotel Chain with 15 hotels throughout Chile, this hotel characterizes for its excellence and quality in service and attention. It’s located in Punta Arenas city, near to Estrecho de Magallanes shore and with a privileged…
From USD$150 Ref. Double
Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas touristic attractions
|Cerro de la Cruz|
|Magallanes National Reserve|
|Pali-Aike National Park|
|Parrillar Lagoon National Reserve|
|Penguin Natural Monument|
Near touristic attractions
|White Lake||23 mi|
|Balmaceda Lake||26 mi|
|Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales||39 mi|
|Eden Port||40 mi|
|Costanera Puerto Natales||40 mi|
|Puerto Natales||40 mi|
|Seno Ultima Esperanza||41 mi|
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