Punta Arenas Travel Guide
Walk Like a Penguin!
Cool shot of the bar inside Jekus
Memorial to Ferdinand Magellan
In a nutshell
Warm hearts in frozen Patagonia
Nao Victoria - The Magellan Ship Replica
An amazing way to get to know the history of the conquer of south america!If you are in Punta Arenas do not miss the chance to visit this Museum. It is the exact replica of the first ship ever to circumnavigate the globe, and is organized as an amazing expewrience that takes...
Seno Otway Penguin Colony
We decided to visit the penguin colony at the Otway Sound, along the coast of the Brunswick Peninsula north west of Punta Arenas. First heading along the main road to Puerto Natales and just at the police check point we turned left to Seno Otway. This is a gravel road...
Isla Magdalena: Penguins
We basically only did one thing in Punta Arenas and that was to visit the Magellanic penguin colony on Isla Magdalena. There were around 70,000 to 80,000 penguins on the island when we visited (early December). According to the guide, every year, the penguins swim from...
Jekus Restaurant Y Pub: Jekus
The name not to appealing to you? Now that I think about it it's rather strange from my point of view. But the place is nice and cozy, especially in a town where it's pretty windy and cold. I had the Menu of the Day which was some sort of fish, I can't remember what kind it...
We've checked many ways to get cheap plane ticket for Chile trip.We've mix this with that ,try everything ,until final price for the whole trip to Chile was only 1,700 Euro. (2008) We've booked through website Lan Chile.This price include : 1.Inter Continental flight from...
Punta Arenas airport to town.
Punta Arenas airoprt is just a small airport.The arrival baggage claim area is very small, separate from main area by glass partition wall,can see people who are waiting impetiently in the other room.My backpack was considered by airline "odd luggage" may be because of this...
To Punta Arenas
At Santiago airport,there's not many people use the self check-in machine probably it's still new and many tourists were in group ,they prefered to be in team with their leader with lots of baggages and questions to ask from ground staff.We headed to those line too but a...
About the airline
Just some story about airplane ticket I've booked to tell..When I was in airport Santiago to fly Punta Arenas ,after check-in by self check-in machine ,I still have time left before boarding so I was looking for the Aerolineas Del Sur airline counter to confirm my 3 domestic...
I flew from Santiago to Punta Arenas because it's easiest way otherwise you have to come by ship or overland through Argentina as there are no direct route within Chile,and travel by ferries is very expensive cuz they include the stop at the tourist site during the way too.I...
If you have decided to take a boat trip along the fjords from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt you can book it here in time because it might be booked up by the time you reach Puerto Natales. Comapa can help you with it. It's in the big building of the photo on Plaza Munoz...
Comfortable, simple and very punctual, Bus Fernandez takes from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales and of return, it has seven schedules per day, the trip lasts 3 hours approximately, and you will be able to enjoy a very pretty landscape is worth the trouble to be awake. The...
Colectivos and buses
Colectivos are a cheap way to get around Punta Arenas and costs 350 CLP per person. The bus is slightly cheaper - I think it cost around 250 CLP. For those who had never seen colectivos before, basically they looked like taxis but each of them has a sign on top that shows...
Sit on the left side on the plane!
If you are flying from Santiago or Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, try to get a seat on the left hand side of the plane. On a nice day, you'll be able to get a full view of the Torres del Paine. For me, it was the only time I actually got to see the peaks.When you get to the...
Zona Franca Outlet Mall: A variety of things to buy
Here you can buy everything, from Cadbury's Chocolates to Outdoors stuff or even clothes from the french Lacoste or the italian Paul and Shark. You can also find perfumes, technology items, music instruments, watches, etc.The shops in general have very good prices. While you...
Espacio Urbano Pionero Mall: A modern shopping mall
To start, it is the southernmost shopping mall in the world. Its archictecture its based in the estancia's warehouses. The interior its decorated with ethnic selknam themed items. There you can find 3 department stores (Falabella, Ripley and La Polar), a hypermarket (Hiper...
Isla Magdalena/solo expeditions-better experience
Just another side to the Solo Expedition review above. My take on the review is the sea was too choppy to be safe in the boat and the Captain used poor judgment to go. The alt. would have been no trip that day for the writer with this group. I had a wonderful experience with...
I'm not guilty!
Now, this is something I'd thought I'd share with all of you. Chances are this might not happen to you, but you never know, because it did to me. Be careful how you conduct yourself, this goes for anywhere. The reason I say this was because I was walking near the port area...
We booked 1 day excursions with this agency and its manager Jaimie while visiting Punta Arenas as part of our honeymoon cruise and got half of what was agreed. To be more precise, we went for :HORSE BACK RIDE: The price is Usd 75 each one for 2 hours LAMB BARBECUE: The price...
Way South of the Beaten Path-- Antarctica
This is where the Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva - permanent station of Chile, Antarctica is supported and is the point you leave from by air to get to Antarctica from. Well this is way of the beaten Path but from this place you can fly to President Frei Base on the tip of...
Otway Sound and Penguin Reserve
About over 40 miles from Punta Arenas out to the North is Otway Sound. Otway Sound is a special place in that it is home to one of the biggest penguin colonies in South America. It is here where you can, from November to apx. March, that you'll be able to witness hundreds of...
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