TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS: TORRES DEL PAINE AND PUERTO NATALES
In Puerto Natales can find money exchange houses and banks to change money. There are also ATMs.
Within the Torres del Paine National Park there are no exchange offices or ATMs, so it is recommended to carry cash in advance and cancel the booking accommodations inside.
In Puerto Natales there are three lines of taxis to get around within the city. Another option is to rent a car which allows you to travel the highways and byways of the Torres del Paine Park.
In addition, Puerto Natales features buses that move from province to province and arrive at Punta Arenas, Porvenir and Villa Tehuelches.
Inside the Torres del Paine Park bus services exist that allow you to visit the most famous tours inside, plus special tours that have a length of one day. You can also take a boat to tour the Pehoé and Grey Lake.
The telephone code of Puerto Natales is 61. To call from abroad, dial the area code of Chile 56, the country code for Puerto Natales which is 61, and then the telephone number.
Because of the unpredictability of the weather, it is recommended in winter and summer to wear several layers of clothing to protect you from the wind that especially exists in the area throughout the year. Some recommended options are as follows:
- Wool or polar hat.
- A neck scarf or buff.
- UV protection glasses.
- High factor sun block (at least 45)
- Quick dry T-shirts.
- Fleece of polar jackets, which keeps you warm and protects you from the wind.
- Water repellent jacket, Gore-Tex or similar material.
- Two pairs of polar gloves.
- Quick drying fiber tights .
- Water repellent pants, Gore-Tex or similar material.
- Polar pants for warmth.
- Polar socks.
- High top hiking shoes that protect you from a twisted ankle.
- Resting shoes for the night.
- Shorts for hot days.
For camping, try to carry a sleeping bag and synthetic fiber mat, very important to insulate the body from cold and soil moisture.