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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 Los Navegantes

    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

    Hotel Los Navegantes
  • Hotel Plaza

    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 Plaza
  • Hotel Rey Don Felipe

    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

    Hotel Rey Don Felipe
  • 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

They recommend us

  • "My friend and I took Undurraga and Concha y Toro tour on Tuesday 5th of February and all we can say is that we had an excellent service. The guide, the driver, the transportation and tour were great, and…"

    February/2013

    Martha Herrera

  • "We're very happy with VisitChile services. Ten points for our guide Carlos, very kind and punctual everytime he picked us up from our hotel. We take a good impression of Chile, and we want to come back soon!"

    March/2013

    Marina

  • "We would like to thanks the great attentions of Belen, our agent,always very kind and attentive, even in critical moments. The reception at the hotel in Santiago was excellent, with champagne and strawberries.…"

    November/2012

    Jerson Jussef Parra Ramirez

  • "I just came back from my mini holidays and everything was perfect with the attention of Mr Hugo Passos. I was very satisfied with the hotel and excursions. Everything was great, I would recommend you to…"

    January/2013

    María Paz Moreno

  • "It was nice to count with you during our trip. "

    March/2013

    Maikol Andrés Campillay

Certificates

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  • Sello de Calidad Turística
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