Know Castillo Hill
Known for promoting national identity activities -like the splinter, the rodeo and Chilean races- Cerro Castillo is a small town recognized by its cattle activities. Its population reaches 400 people that live in 200th century constructions, which are a great attraction to visitors. Cerro Castillo used to be a cattle ranch. Now, it´s de comunal capital of Torres del Paine and one of the ideal attractions for national and foreing visitors.
Attractions: Attractive architecture. It´s know because of its cultural activities, like the rodeo and sheep splinter.
Activities: Hiking, horseback riding, birds watch, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.
Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.
Puerto Natales-Cerro Castillo: Land route.
Santiago- Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.
Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: 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.
Surroundings: Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.