Punta Arenas Vacations

Mostly known for its convenient launchpad to Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine and Argentina, this small rural town sees mostly cruise ship passengers and tourists passing through, as its indigenous rural locals carry on their regular workaday routines.
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  • Mesita Grande
    9.54 reviews
    Italian, Pizza
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  • Stara Kuca
    10.03 reviews
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  • Amorio
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  • Restaurante El Arriero
    10.02 reviews
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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

A pleasant stopping point on your way further into Patagonia. Plenty of spots to buy hiking gear and supplies. Home to a number of good seafood restaurants. Has a relaxed vibe. Be sure to check out the Cementerio Municipal. Penguin excursions receive rave reviews but I didn't have time during my visit.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Punta Arenas is the last major settlement in Chile and a gateway to Antarctica by either sea or air. Chances are you're waiting to go somewhere else if you're here.

When I was there in early 2013, there was a lot of construction so I expect the waterfront and city will be much nicer soon.

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Punta Arenas is actually a fine city, but looks worse relative to surrounding areas. The city itself is the capital of Chilean Patagonia, and sports a spread out semi-city. Unlike nearby Natales, it's a somewhat bleak place, with a more rundown feel. Stop here only as a transport city - it's a useful bus and plane hub. If you have more than a day to kill, stop by the cemetery - although it doesn't rival the one in B.A., it is relatively interesting.

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Menlo Park, California, USA
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Punta Arenas is as far south as you can get in Chile. Strange light, flying saucer shaped clouds. Not so much to do here but fun to hang out after Torres, or as a jumping off place for Tierra del Fuego.

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lEs una bella ciudad conocerla es lo mejor, cruzar el estrecho maravilloso.
Es una ciudad muy tranquila y llena de encantos e historia.

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Santiago, Chile

Hermosa ciudad ! un paisaje maravilloso, muchos atractivos

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Piancavallo, Italy
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