Punta Arenas Vacations

For a perfect escape from the every day, grab your suitcase and make tracks to Punta Arenas in Magallanes y Antartica Chilena, Chile.

Punta Arenas, in Magallanes y Antartica Chilena, is a city that around 120,000 people call home.

Santiago, the national capital, is located 1350 miles (2173 kilometers) north of Punta Arenas, while Mendoza is 1400 miles (2253 kilometers) to the north.

To catch a glimpse of the striking wildlife in Punta Arenas, drive out to its many popular natural reserves. Among the most significant of these, are Seno Otway Penguin Colony and Reserva Nacional Laguna Parrillar. Reserva Forestal Magallanes and Pali Aike National Park are two more scenic places to visit.

Civic places and public squares are great places to observe the rhythms of a city; Plaza Munoz Gamero in Punta Arenas is no exception. It's the sort of place that visitors often return to time and time again.

If you and your children are interested in the city’s maritime history and old ships, take some time to visit the Museo Naval y Maritimo. Discover what life was like at sea and enjoy the collection of old ship replicas and interesting pieces of flotsam as you explore the museum’s exhibit spaces.

Spend a day or an entire week carving up the mountainsides of Punta Arenas’s ski resorts. Club Andino is amongst the most popular of the resorts in the region.

In this culture-rich city, be sure to investigate the engaging exhibit spaces, including the Museo Regional Magallanes, where families can always learn something new about the world. Wander the halls, view the exhibits, and then ask around to uncover some of the more niche museums in the vicinity.

Discover the most important men and women of yesteryear at of Punta Arenas’s beautifully preserved palace. Stately Palacio Sara Braun embodies the very highest standards in architecture and design of its time.

Zona Franca is the perfect place to head to if you have a passion for shopping and watching the world go by. It is a vibrant attraction packed with interesting fashion, quirky accessories and grocery shops.

Holiday makers in Punta Arenas interested in finding out what makes the city tick, should head to the Estancia San Gregorio, the Santuario Maria Auxiliadora and the Monumento al Ovejero.

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