Puerto Natales CityRegion de Magallanes,
An old and modest fishing port in the Última Esperanza Sound, Puerto Natales has blossomed to become an important attraction. As the entrance to the Torres del Paine National Park, this town is harvesting the benefits of its intelligent business: the beer pubs and the tastings are exceeding tea time, and the varied commerce is replacing traditional vendors. These days, the town lives on tourism, as it is a place where you can eat anything you want, with an amazing demand. While some sectors are in charge of international taste, there is also much demand for the thin corrugated houses lined up one next to the other, and for the very cozy accommodations. The most remarkable aspect is that, in spite of the constant arrival of many visitors during the summer, the town still preserves the glacial rhythm so typical of Patagonia.
The city is located along the coast of the Última Esperanza Sound, in the surroundings of the Riesco mountain, 247 km to the northeast of Punta Arenas and 3.103 km away from Santiago. It was founded in 1911 and serves as the entrance to those who wish to visit the Paine towers, the Milodon Cave or the glaciers of the Southern Ice Fields.
Today, it is the center of the administrative and commercial services for the intense stockbreeding activity in the province. You can rely on a good tourism infrastructure.
The installations and the English architectural style of the industrial complex Frigorífico Bories are very interesting. Founded in the year 1913, it was established as a meat processing plant for the stockbreeding of 3 big ranches in the area.
You can visit the Gaming casino, the Municipal Museum and the Main Square, where the Parochial Church and the Municipality are located.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- Spectacular views
- A lot of hotels to choose from
- Cheaper to stay than Torres del Paine
- Great restaurant variety
- Cold during winter
- Some restaurants and hotels close during low season
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