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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 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
  • 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…

    From USD$216 Ref. Double

    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:…

    From USD$145 Ref. Double

    Hotel Finis Terrae

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    March/2013

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    January/2013

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