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Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas

Touristic attractions of Magellan Strait and Punta Arenas

  • Cabo Froward

    Cabo Froward

    Known by the Cross of the Sea on the top of its hill, Cape Froward indicates the very last place of the American continent. It's a popular attraction, in spite of its distance, due to the climate and scenery -almost antarctic-, and the biological diversity you can see around it. It's a great place to practice sports such as hiking and trekking, and…

  • Cerro de la Cruz

    Cerro de la Cruz

    The hills are good places to enjoy the landscape anywhere. Punta Arenas looks amazing from The Cross Hill; from here you can also see Tierra del Fuego, the Brunswick Peninsula and the Sarmiento Mountain in the middle of an amazing scenery. Attractions Architecture and topographic interest zone. Activities Flora and fauna…

  • Pali-Aike Cave

    Pali-Aike Cave

    Archaeological Monument and Nature Sanctuary, the Pali-Aike Cave was created in the 70´s and it is a beautiful place located in Punta Delgada. The park has lava fields and the cave was an important refugee for tehuelches, native population of the region. Attractions Archaeological and anthropological interest zone. Activities …

  • Magellan Strait

    Magellan Strait

    It's the natural access between the Pacific and Alantic Ocean, the Magellan or Todos los Santos Strait, is an incredible sight for those who visit the zone. Surrounded by an amazing natural landscape, the strait was named after its discoverer, Hernando de Magallanes. Activities Sea kayak, flora and fauna contemplation, photography. Location …

  • Bulnes Fort

    Bulnes Fort

    Located on the shores of the Magellan Strait, 62 km south of Punta Arenas. It is a historical reconstruction founded in October 1843, on the rocky hill at santa ana, overlooking the Strait. Here one can admire the flora and fauna and find great variety of birds. Even though the fort has no original construction left, which was done the first inhabitants…

  • White Lagoon

    White Lagoon

    Located in the middle of Patagonia, Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon) is the perfect place for relaxing, enjoying the austral flora and fauna around the lagoon. Attractions Colorful flora and fauna. Outdoor activities. Activities Flora and fauna contemplation, photography, sea kayak. Location Twelfth region. Located 30 kilometers west of…

  • Penguin Natural Monument

    Penguin Natural Monument

    Located less than 40 kilometers from Punta Arenas, the island has more than 60,000 penguin couples, a peculiar fauna in this Natural Monument. The Natural Monument was named by the penguin colonies that have chosen this spot as their home. Attractions Austral fauna, magellian penguins, also known as Spheniscius Magallanicus. …

  • Pali-Aike National Park

    Pali-Aike National Park

    Pali-Aike National Park is known for the wonderful landscapes in it, that include native flora and faunal; some species are exclusive of the region and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Located in the Magellian steppe, and with more than 5,000 hectares, the park has marvelous rocky formations, covered in millenary lava. Attractions …

  • Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas is the biggest city in the 12th region, and it receives thousands of visitors every year. With 1382033,5 km2 and over 131.067 inhabitants, the Magellian Region Capital is the main urban center in the region, having only a 20% of rural population. With colorful houses and a beautiful natural landscape, Punta Arenas –discovered four centuries…

  • Punta Dunguenes

    Punta Dunguenes

    Known for the Dungenes Lighthouse, Punta Dungenes is the most austral attraction in eastern continental Chile. The place is in charge of ship customs, controling and registering all the ships coming in to the country by the Atlantic. Punta Dungenes combines beautiful landscapes and national history, featuring the first lighthouse constructed in the…

  • Parrillar Lagoon National Reserve

    Parrillar Lagoon National Reserve

    With 970 hectares, Parrillar Lagoon National Reserve is located 50 meters away from the regional capital, with different species of trees, herbs and bushes for you to discover. Located between the 300 and 650 meters above sea level, the birds and the mammals in the reserve are another attraction of the area. The reserve has rivers and lagoons that…

  • Magallanes National Reserve

    Magallanes National Reserve

    This National Reserve features native vegetation such as lengas and coigues in its 19625 hectares. With a singular topographic landscape and water reserves that allow aquatic activities, the reserve is located between 350 and 600 meters above sea level. The Magallanes National Reserve has diverse fauna like avutardas, coigues, chincoles, chercanes,…

  • Perez River

    Perez River

    The Magellian region has many hidrographic resources with beautiful landscapes and places ideal to practice sports. One of those places is Perez River. It has different flora and fauna and its volume allows diffetent sport activities. For example, fly fishing, which is very popular due to rainbow and brown trouts. Attractions Flora…

  • Green Lake

    Green Lake

    Located 100 kilometers from Punta Arenas, this attraction has fantastic cultural and natural conditions for all visitors. Rio Verde (Green River) is a small town in the Magellian Region with a handful of people living there, still in the old houses built by the British coloners, all constructed in the English style. Attractions Colorful natural…

  • Seno Otway

    Seno Otway

    The Otway Inlet is known by the 60,000 Magellian Penguins couples that live in the area. The Otway Inlet is one of the most important penguin reservations in the world. Located north of Punta Arenas, here is possible to enjoy the natural landscape and fauna. Attractions Extraordinary fauna (Magellian penguins) Activities Bird watch, flora…

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