Discover the mythical Patagonia
In the southernmost part of the American continent you could find the mythical Patagonia, an exotic place with infinite nature; full of wild landscapes barely touched by man.
This is the place where Puerto Natales was founded, on the edge of Ultima Esperanza and the Andes Mountains. Settled in the early 20th century, this city facing the sea is the ideal starting point to discover rivers in Patagonia, lakes, glaciers and the famous Torres del Paine National Park.
Torres del Paine
Located 154 kilometers from Puerto Natales, is the Torres del Paine National Park, a paradise of 227,298 hectares and exceptional geography where you can find imposing massifs, virgin forests and turquoise lakes, always accompanied by a strong gust of wind and infinity of panoramic points to appreciate and contemplate the place.
Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
Located in the southern area of the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, which, with 3,525,901 hectares, is the largest in Chile, are the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls, ranches and Patagonian birdlife.
The Milodon Cave
The Milodon Cave Natural Monument is located 25 kilometers north of Puerto Natales, taking route Y-290. The Natural Monument is made up of 3 large caves, where the remains of milodons, herbivorous mammals already extinct, were found by Hermann Eberhard, who was one of the first explorers of the region.
The main attraction of the hill is a path that stretches for 2 kilometers long, between forests and meadows, until reaching approximately 800 meters of altitude, whose reward at the end of the tour is the possibility of seeing Puerto Natales from above , the Ultima Esperanza fjord, the Almirante Montt gulf and the Patagonian steppe that appears from the Argentine side.
Maria Auxiliadora Church
Located at Calle Hermann Eberhard 401, just in front of the Plaza de Armas in Puerto Natales, is the Maria Auxiliadora Church, which stands out as one of the highest points in the city, with its height of 30 meters. It has an electromechanical clock of German origin located in the top of the temple.
The Plaza de Armas in Puerto Natales is one of the most significant local landmarks. Surrounded by Carlos Bories streets to the north, Tomas Rogers to the west, Hermann Eberhard to the south and Arturo Prat to the east, it constitutes, along with the waterfront, one of the main meeting points of the local community.
Sofía Lake & Benitez Hill
20 kilometers from Puerto Natales you will find Cerro Benítez, bordering the Sofía lagoon and whose name recalls Midshipman Alejandro Benítez, who was part of the expedition carried out to Ultima Esperanza during January and February 1879 under the command of the Chilean Navy captain Ramón Serrano Montaner.
Estancia La Península
Sailing by boat through the famous "Ultima Esperanza" fjord from Puerto Natales to the Peninsula Antonio Varas will take you to one of the most beautiful rooms in Patagonia: Estancia La Península. The Estancia is surrounded by fjords, mountains, steppes, and the Glacier Balmaceda making nature here diverse and incredibly scenic.
The origin of this museum dates back to April 25, 1990, when the first collection was organized on the initiative of the Chilean Police and with the valuable collaboration of the residents of Puerto Natales.