Punta Arenas

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36 things to do

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Hostal Maipu Streeet

Hostal Maipu Street is located in the city of Punta Arenas overlooking the Magellan Strait. There are more than 10 rooms and apartments to choose among, depending on your needs. Guests have total independence with their respective keys. The staff can provide information about the area and around Patagonia and are able to book trips for you, if needed. Rooms are equipped with their own private bathroom with shower, free WiFI, satellite TV with LCD TVs, a central heating system, a safety box and private secure parking plot free of charge for guests. Daily cleaning of your apartment. Breakfast is included in the price to be enjoyed between 08:00 - 10:00AM on a daily basis at the brand new lounge area where you can also prepare your own food if needed. Some of the apartments have a small frigobar and a kitchenette. Foreigners do not pay chilean tax when booking with this hostal (21%).

SLEEP   —  +56 61 2227372 —  Maipu 1270

Tragaluz Pagagonia

This hotel is like nothing else in the region, with every room individually designed and spaces full of creative details. Truly a delight for the senses. Breakfast features real coffee, real squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit, whole grain bread, and a tasty omelete. If you want to relax after your latest Patagonian adventure, soak in the six-person Jacuzzi inside a greenhouse in the patio. Tragaluz means skylight in Spanish, and here the creative light will brighten your stay. Instant online reservation system on the website.

SLEEP   —  +56 61-613938 —  Mejicana 1194

Hostal Patagónico

Quiet family-style accommodation. It has five rooms all with private bath. Close to transportation, supermarkets (For example Unimarc, which is about 2 blocks away.), restaurants, the Zona Franca, and the hospital. The manager is very friendly and helpful, and will answer questions about the city. Manager's son has even been known to take people around town himself to practice his English.

Hotel Patagonia Pionera

Located in a quiet and safe residential area of Punta Arenas, the hotel is blessed by its proximity to downtown and to Cerro de la Cruz, the main high point in town with an exclusive panoramic view of the city and the Strait of Magellan. This boutique hotel offers comfort and privacy in an authentic and magnificent European-style house, a relic of the pioneer era in the early 20th century.

SLEEP   —  +56 61 222045 —  Arauco 786


"Carlos Ibañez del Campo" is the international airport north of the city with connections to Puerto Montt and Santiago. Planes are met by taxis and shuttles making it easy to transfer to downtown Punta Arenas in no more than 15 minutes. The airport is served by Lan Chile and Sky Airlines and is rather sleepy.

Kamikaze Club and Madero Pub

Japanese WWII-themed nightclub may be unusual but makes for an entertaining evening. The pub plays a mixture of Western/Latin and Reggaeton music is played into the early hours and is attended by enthusiastic locals and tourists alike. At the top is the "Madero Pub", with karaoke and live music.

DRINK   —  Bories 655

Seno Otway (penguin rookery)

Located 70 km north of the city, each spring Seno Otway hosts hundreds of Magellan Penguins returning home to their birth place in order to breed. Many travel agencies offer day trips from Punta Arenas that leave you very little time at the colony, so it's best to visit in your own car.

DO   —  Map


A restaurant/pub with good service and creatively decorated inside with beautiful wood carvings. Good selection of wines and beers. Unfortunately the food is boring with soup from packets not quite dissolved and basic meat and potatoes entrees. Offers excellent salmon ceviche.

EAT   —  +56 061 245851 —  O'Higgins 1021

Museo Nao Victoria

A nautically-themed museum that hosts replicas of the Nao Victoria, James Caird, Schooner Ancud and is building the first ever replica of the HMS Beagle. To arrive take the bus with destination Río Seco from the corner of Chiloé and Ignacio Carrera Pinto in town for $400.

SEE   —  +56 09 96400772 —  Km 7.5 Norte

Austral Brewery

Come learn and enjoy the traditional production process and a beer tasting session at the southernmost brewery in the world. Call ahead for tour times and availability (minimum 2 people). Lasts 60-90 minutes and tastings are generous with their pours.

SEE   —  +56 061 245727 —  Patagonia 508

Kiosko Roca

A very small place located near the Plaza de Armas. Here you can eat "choripan", grilled sausage on French bread, and "leche con plátano" a milk beverage with the addition of bananas. The food is so good that the place is full almost all day.

Punta Arenas Cemetery

Famous for its magnificent mausoleums, architecture, and shaped pine trees, the municipal cemetery dates back to 1840's and is blessed with the remains of many local aristocratic families, as well as English and Croatian immigrants.

SEE   —  +56 061 212777 —  Map

Isla Magdalena Pinguinera (penguin rookery)

A five hour trip. Two hours each way by boat and one hour on the island. Humans must stay on the path, but the penguins ignore it and will practically step on your feet as they waddle by. October - April.

DO   —  Map

La Marmita

La Marmita has trendy decor, awesome food, and an all-around great atmosphere. An awesome place to relax with friends or family after a day of activity. A great find and a great choice for vegetarians.

Hospedaje Costanera

A very friendly, well-heated place located a 10-minute walk from the bus station includes breakfast, kitchen access, free internet, a lot of hot water, and laundry service. English is spoken.

Hostal De La Patagonia

A quiet, clean, comfortable mid-range place. Within walking distance of the Strait of Magellan and the Buses Pacheco terminal. Free internet and abundant hot water.

SLEEP   —  +56 61 249970 —  O'Higgins 730

Notre Dame

A nice place to have a drink with friends, this place gets busy every day after about 11pm. Karaoke on the main floor Friday and Saturday nights.

DRINK   —  +56 061 228786 —  Croacia 1007

Café Pub Cyrano

Enjoy a fabulous "Twinnings" teapot or one of its varieties of coffee or chocolate drinks with local pastries. Good coffee and Wi-Fi access.

EAT   —  +56 061 242749 —  Bulnes 299

Parque Marino Francisco Coloane

Whale watching off the southeastern point of Carlos III Island. Only accessible by guided boat or kayak tour from December until the fall.

SEE   —  Map

Museo del Recuerdo

Houses an outstanding collection of old steam engines, horsecarts, cars, historic houses furnished in the 1870s and farm implements.

La Chocolatta

A grandma-style café, very cozy and usually full, that serves a large variety of homemade chocolates, ice cream, tea, and coffee.

EAT   —  +56 061 248150 —  Bories 852

Dino's Pizza

Locally famous pizza and sandwich restaurant. Try the delicious rhubarb juice or a "Barros Luco" (a beef and cheese sandwich).

EAT   —  +56 061 247434 —  Bories 557

Hostal Maria Isabel

Dorms and doubles at a central location, kitchen access, free internet, lots of warm water. A friendly, well-heated place.

SLEEP   —  +56 61 228926 —  Arauco 1066

Puerto Viejo Seafood and Grill

Fresh and savory food focusing on fish and seafood, and a variety of grill dishes that includes the famous Magellan lamb.

EAT   —  +56 061 225103 —  Map

Santo Remedio

Local pastries, in the evening it becomes a pub and serves good "tablas" and "picoteos" (snack platters).

EAT   —  Bulnes 040

Olijoe Pub

A traditional local venue, it has a big bar made of wood from "lenga", the signature tree of the region.

DRINK   —  +56 061 223728 —  Errázuriz 970

Bull Blood

Nice environment, with great drinks and food. It has a small dance hall and karaoke all night.

DRINK   —  Avenida España 0480

La Luna

Special cuisine made with fresh regional products. Its specialties are seafood and lamb.

EAT   —  +56 061 228555 —  O'Higgins 1017

Santino Bar e Cucina

Quality Italian food and good drinks alongside stunning decor. Live music on Saturdays.

DRINK   —  +56 061 710888 —  Colon 657

Hostal Patagonia House

Quiet, clean, seven minutes from the main square. Free internet and kitchen access.

1900 Pub

A small place located in the Tierra Del Fuego Hotel in the center of the city.

Estancia Lolita

A beautiful place for watching different species of native animals and birds.

Maggiorino Borgatello Museum

A Salesian Society museum of natural history and pre-Colombian ethnic groups.

Hospedaje Independencia

Friendly but very cramped. Kitchen is small and stove is very slow.

El Remezón Restaurant

Magellian Ethnic Food in a warm environment.

Pali Aike National Park


SEE   —  San Gregorio

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