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Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas

Get to know more about the Destination

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.

Attractions

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

Activities

Sea kayak, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

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.

Climate

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.

Services

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

Surroundings

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…

    From USD$154 Ref. Double

    Hotel Tierra del Fuego
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas

    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

    Hotel Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas
  • Hotel Dreams del Estrecho - Punta Arenas

    The 5 Star Hotel Casino has 11 floors and 88 rooms located steps from the Plaza de Armas, in the southernmost coastline in the world with an exclusive view of the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. The rooms are distributed in…

    From USD$183 Ref. Double

    Hotel Dreams del Estrecho - Punta Arenas
  • Hotel Finis Terrae

    The most modern hotel of the city; Finis Terrae Hotel, has a great location location in the Punta Arenas city center, steps away from shopping centers, restaurants and tourist attractions. Finis Terrae has 6 floors with 64 rooms:…

    From USD$145 Ref. Double

    Hotel Finis Terrae

They recommend us

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    January/2013

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    April/2013

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    March/2013

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    April/2013

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    February/2013

    Consuelo Pastén

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Contact us

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