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Penguin Natural Monument

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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.

Activities

Flora and fauna contemplation, photography, sea kayak.

Location

Twelfth region. Located 35 kilometers north of Punta Arenas.

How to get there?

Tres Puentes Pier-The Penguins Natural Monument: Seaway.

When to go?

January, February, March, October, November, December.

Climate

Cold moderate rainy weather, without dry season but with microclimates. The annual media temperature is 8°C, meanwhile during summer time the temperature goes from 10° to 18°C. The annual media rain is 450 milimiters.

Services

Information center, forest ranger.

Surroundings

Froward Cape, Punta Arenas cementery, de la Cruz Hill, Pali-Aike cave, El Salto, Magellian Strait, San Isidro lighthouse, Bulnes Fortress, Pali-Aike National Park, Punta Arenas, Magallanes National Reserve, Otway Inlet.

Admission

The entrance is $3000 Chilean pesos for adults. Kids go in for free.

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