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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.


Austral fauna, magellian penguins, also known as Spheniscius Magallanicus.


Flora and fauna contemplation, photography, sea kayak.


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.


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.


Information center, forest ranger.


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.


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

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