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Punta Arenas

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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 ago by John Byron- is the strategic point for commercial, social and cultural networks in the whole area.

Attractions

Colorful cultural and natural landscapes. Perfect place to enjoy the urban centers activities.

Activities

Hiking, horseback riding, bird watch, scuba diving, buggy, sport hunting, canoe, bicycle riding, mountainbike, mountain ski, sea kayak, sailing, swimming, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Twelfth region.

How to get there?

Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway. Argentina-Punta Arenas: Land route, through Monte Aymond and San Sebastián border customs. Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas y Puerto Williams: Seaway. Anywhere-Punta Arenas: Airway.

When to go?

All year long.

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

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, museums.

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.

Some featured hotels in 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…

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    Hotel Tierra del Fuego
  • 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…

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    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:…

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    Hotel Finis Terrae
  • Hotel Isla Rey Jorge

    The warmest attention offered to the tourist in the southernmost city of the World. An elegant and antique building dating from the early beginning of the century, which has turned into a comfortable Hotel. They are worried about…

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    Hotel Isla Rey Jorge

They recommend us

  • "I just would like to thanks the attention and the excellent organization for our trip to Chile and Argentina. Thank you very much. "

    March/2013

    Roberto Lazarrini

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    February/2013

    Martha Herrera

  • "In general terms, we are very satisfied with VisitChile services and its agents, in special, Belen Riquelme, who always answered our questions very quickly and in a gentle and nice way. "

    December/2012

    Cecilia Peretti

  • "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 are just arriving from two tours with VisitChile (one of 4 days at Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales with Torres del Paine, Pinguineras and Navigation to visit Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers; and the other…"

    February/2013

    Graciela Ventós

Certificates

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