"A bit of history" Top 5 Page for this destination Punta Arenas by kyoub
Punta Arenas Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 430 photos
Looking at a map, you would have to say that Punta Arenas lies pretty much at the end
of South America. We longed to see what it was like in Southern Patagonia.
We first had to fly to Miami where we boarded Lan Chile for our flight to Santiago.
We changed plans in Santiago, flew to Puerto Montt where we stopped for 25 minutes to let off and get passengers. Finally the plane was on its way to Punta Arenas.
A bus was at the airport waiting for passengers into town. They stopped in front of our hotel and let us off. A friendly welcome to Chile.
First stop, find a tour company that will book us on a tour to Isla Magdalena to visit the penguins. We have read that thousands come ashore there to mate and rest. The season is from Oct to March, we are in luck.
The plaza has beautiful trees and is surrounded by churches, mansions, hotels, and shopping.
In the center of the plaza is the bronze monument of Ferdinand Magellan and at his side are native Indians.
- Pros:Happy people
- Cons:Changeable weather
- In a nutshell:A very interesting city
The favorite thing that we did while in Punta Arenas was to go out to the island to see the Penguins. more travel advice
This is a walking town so take comfortable shoes. It will probably rain while you are out so take a water repellant... more travel advice
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