342. Punta Arenas, Chile

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Why

Ever been to the southernmost town in the world? Well, the Chileans says that Punta Arenas is it. The Argentinians says its Ushuia. If you look at a map they are both right as Punta Arenas is the southern most city that’s connected to the continent. While Ushuia is actually not connected to the continent mainland. Either way Punta Arenas is a great place to visit. Plus, its a great place to star gaze.

All photos are provided by my friends Kelly and Pam.

Punta Arenas, Chile- Pama nd Kelly

Punta Arenas, Chile- Pam and Kelly

Punta Arenas, Chile- Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile- Punta Arenas, Chile

Where

Punta Arenas is the southernmost town in Chile located almost at the tip of South America.

How To Get Here

By Train

No.

By Plane

The closest airport is Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ).

The following airlines has service to Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ):

  JetSmart (JA), LAN (LA) and Sky Airline (H2).

By Bus

Bus-Sur serves the region.  There are also several bus service to Santiago if you are already in the country or the continent. Start at AndesTransit. There is also Pullman Bus and Turbus. Once in Santiago, you can find other buses to the Patagonia region where Punta Arenas is located.

By Ferry

There are ferries serving the region.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

You can find a number of places to rest your head including a Best Western.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

You can find a few restaurants in the area.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

There is lots to do in this tiny city. Remember they are in the southern hemisphere so they have winter when the northern hemisphere has summer and vice versa.

Go see the penguins or go whale watching. At nights you can start gaze as the skies are very clear.

Punta Arenas, Chile -A Rhea in the field

Punta Arenas, Chile -A Rhea in the field

==>> Here is a list of more organized things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here are some trip ideas from my partner Viator.

 

Additional Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

Chile Tourism Board

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