Destination guide: Puerto Natales, Chile
The town of Puerto Natales is the capital of the Last Hope province and gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park, the Southern Ice Field’s glaciers and the famous Milodon Cave. Puerto Natales is north-east of Punta Arenas and has all the services you need to be able to enjoy your trip to this part of Chile.
Puerto Natales - Things to do
Surrounded by tranquil fjords and looming mountains, the original homestead and estancia in the region, Eberhard Ranch, is impossibly scenic and gives a taste of the area outside of the internationalized outdoor-sports mecca of Puerto Natales. At the ranch you can see gauchos at work. It is not a tourist show, but real work, which includes the slaughter of sheep - so it is not for the faint of heart. To arrange a visit contact Estancia Travel.
Telephone : +56 61 412 221
Address: N of Town Center
This museum has natural history items (mostly stuffed animals), archaeological artifacts, such as stone and whalebone arrowheads and spear points, plus a Yahgan canoe, Tehuelche bolas and historical photographs of Puerto Natales' development.
Opening Hours: 08:30-12:30 & 14:30-18:00 Tue-Sun
Pricing : Admission free
40 y 20 Fruta Seca
An essential stop before heading into the park, 40 y 20 has a wide array of dry fruits and nuts to assemble into your perfect trail mix. Prices vary depending on the type of fruit or nut. The dried mango and papaya are worth the little bit extra. Where else can you get tropical fruit in the Patagonian winter?
Sub-type: Food, Drink
Telephone: +56 61 210 661
Address: Baquedano 443, Town Center