Milodon CaveRegion de Magallanes,
In the decade of 1890, the German pioneer Hermann Eberhard discovered partial remains of an enormous lazy bear in a cave 25 km north of Puerto Natales. It is common thought that the herbivorous milodon of slow movements about 4 meters high was the motivating factor for Bruce Chatwin’s book “In Patagonia”. The Milodon Cave, 30 m high, pays tribute to this native inhabitant with a plastic replica of the animal in its original size. The replica is not exactly of good taste, but it is worth the stop if you want to appreciate the splendid size, ponder about their wild past or easily climb to take a look. It is possible to camp (without fire) and have picnics. A festival within the cave takes place in February. The busses of Torres del Paine take off at the entrance, which is 8 km away from the cave. There are some tours from Puerto Natales; alternatively, you can share a collective taxi during low demand seasons, but the services are not frequent.
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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