Punta Arenas is some 3,090 kilometers south of Santiago de Chile and is the largest city in the Magellanes region as well as being the southernmost city in the world. It is the supply port for the growing bi-oceanic traffic. The thriving nature of the city can be seen in its streets, markets and plazas.
Activities in Punta Arenas
· 56 km south of Punta Arenas on the shore of the Strait of Magellan is Fuerte Bulnes (Bulnes Fort), a historic reconstruction of the fort where the first Chilean colonies in Patagonia were established in 1843.
· The Los Pingüinos Natural Monument on Isla Magdalena (Magdalena Island) covers 97 hectares and is one of the country’s largest penguin rookeries. There are more than 60,000 penguins there.
· Another fascinating daytrip from Punta Arenas is a visit to the Pali-Aike National Park, which covers the Chilean part of the Pali Aike volcanic field. The majority of its expanse is covered with volcanic lava.