Things to consider
- Most accommodation is found in the big city hubs of Ushuaia and Punta Arenas
- If you want to escape the crowds, seek out an estancia or wilderness lodge
- Hotels at the end of the world don't come cheap - prepare to look around extensively if on a budget
- Choose a room with a good view to ensure you don't miss a minute of the spectacular scenery
Ushuaia's accommodation is split into two categories. First, the hotels right in the hustle and bustle of town, close to the port and restaurants. These hotels are comfortable, central, and perfect if you're just looking for somewhere to come back to after a day exploring.
If you're after the 'wow' factor, then it's the hotels out of town which have a bit more sparkle; they tend to have better views of the Beagle Channel, one even has a spa and infinity pool looking out from the mountains.
Punta Arenas is the gateway to Torres del Paine, and also where you'll disembark from a cruise from Ushuaia. The options here are basic and comfortable, it's an easy-going town without a huge amount of luxury, but there's more than enough to provide a good night's sleep before stepping into the next part of your adventure.
The scenery is what you come to Tierra del Fuego for, so make sure you consider the views from your hotel window. Being able to see the boats arriving on the Beagle Channel, or the sun shining off the Magellan Straight, really makes you feel like you've arrived at the end of the world.
The rugged landscape of Tierra del Fuego is speckled with wilderness lodges, where you can immerse yourself in Fuegian culture and explore the scenery right from your front door. Our favourites sit on the shores of secluded lakes, where you can kayak, trek bird-watch or fish with unobstructed views in every direction.
Horse riding has been an integral part of the history here, and working estancias still exist where you can experience traditional Patagonian hospitality, and horse ride during the day.
Top trips in Tierra del Fuego
Discover Tierra del Fuego
A beautiful location, and stunning base from which to explore Chilean Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn. Lakutaia's extensive excursions give you the opportunity to horse …
Set high up on a mountain overlooking the Beagle Channel and mountains beyond, this hotel is perched in its very own nature reserve. Relax with some of the best views in the …
Hotels in Ushuaia
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. It is also the gateway to some of the best trekking and wildlife experiences in Tierra del Fuego, and the jumping off point …
Things to do in Tierra del Fuego
Exposure to the fierce elements has left this rugged, untamed wilderness a haven for adventurers. Forge your own trails on the southernmost trek in the world, cruise past icy …
Adventure cruising is a great way to discover Patagonia’s rich wildlife and dramatic coastline, much of which is only accessible by sea. Sailing through channels and fjords you’ll hop into Zodiac boats to spot dolphins, whales, seals and seabirds, be dazzled by towering glaciers and in Tierra del Fuego you can even set foot on Cape Horn.