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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 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

  • "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

  • "Thanks to everyone on VisitChile group for their dedication and attention. Thanks a lot again. "

    March/2013

    Alfonso Recalde

  • "Everything was excellent, in special the attention of Transfer drivers, they were very kind!"

    January/2013

    Francisca Gabriela García Torres

  • "We had a first-class experience with Gianini Lilllo at visitchile.com. We researched extensively, then found Gianina. We are very experienced international travelers, and we rarely need help. This was…"

    February/2012

    Sally Wilson

  • "We´were enchanted with the package that we bought with you!"

    January/2013

    Marina Fernández

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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