Know Punta Arenas
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.
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.
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, 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.