Punta Arenas is a small city along the Strait of Magellan, near the southern tip of Chile. The town made a name for itself as the central base for exploring Patagonia. If your travel plans include Torres del Paine National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, or El Chalten, in Argentinia, chances are you’ll land in Punta Arenas. Most travelers to Patagonia spend at least a couple of days in this bustling town, which at first glance may not seem like much of a destination in itself. But if you have a little time to walk around, you’ll discover some very interesting things to do in Punta Arenas. Continue Reading
About 25 km north of Puerto Natales, on the road to Torres del Paine National Park, lies a pretty unusual cave: Cueva del Milodon (the Mylodon Cave). This is not a cave in the manner of Mammoth Cave, or Carlsbad Caverns. There are no flowing streams, or mineral formations, like stalactites and stalagmites. Cueva del Milodon is rather a big indentation in the mountain created by receding glaciers.
From the outside the cave looks like the rest of Chilean Patagonia – massive boulders surrounded by forests and tall grass. But inside there are secrets from a prehistoric world. Secrets of a lost world of giant beasts that roamed these land in ancient times. Continue Reading
Seeing Torres del Paine National Park is a dream come true for those who venture to this wild region at the tip of South America. But few travelers to Chilean Patagonia know how to get to Torres del Paine, or what to expect when they get here. In this post I’m going to tell you all you need to know about Torres del Paine National Park. I will also give you some tips and advice that will make your trip more enjoyable. Torres del Paine is as wild as it is beautiful, so in order to have a great time here there are a few things that you should know BEFORE touching down in Patagonia. Continue Reading