Where to stay

Most people passing through Punta Arenas find themselves needing a night of accommodation to connect with their onward flight, cruise or inland transfer. There are a few classic upmarket hotels in the town, and some enchanting boutique options bursting with character. Use our guide to find the right hotel for you.

If you're staying for a day between buses or before catching your flight, there's more than enough to sightsee around the town to while away an afternoon.

Adventure Cruises

Punta Arenas is a port city and a point of embarkation for some of the region's leading adventure cruises. From here, you can explore the Chilean fjords and glaciers, or cruise down to Tierra del Fuego. Discover rich Patagonian wildlife, including penguins, seals and sea-birds, round Cape Horn and get to the southernmost town of Ushuaia.

Getting to Torres del Paine

Punta Arenas connects the rest of Chile with the country's much-loved destination, Torres del Paine National Park. Reliable buses travel from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (3 hours), from where you can catch a bus onwards into the national park (2.5 hours).

Trips from Punta Arenas

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Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.