Punta Arenas hotels
As the southernmost city of the Americas, Punta Arenas, Chile is unique long before discovering the penguin colonies, panoramic views and posh Punta Arenas hotels that continually attract visitors year round. Meaning “Sandy Point”, Punta Arenas has plenty of beaches to deserve the moniker, but it also boasts a vibrant, modern city, several museums and the entrance to Patagonia. Eating, hiking, sightseeing and cultural stimulations are just a few of the attractions. Secure a comfortable Punta Arenas accommodation before planning a trek to one of the most historic trade routes in the world.
Start your exploration near the Straits of Magellan, the historic trade route that is a natural passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. Learn more about this dangerous route at the Nao Victoria Museum, which houses a full-size replica of two ships, Ferdinand Magellan’s Nao Victoria and the James Caird ship.
If you want a view of the water from higher-up, head to Cerro la Cruz Promontory for breathtaking panoramic views of the city, from the beaches to the hilltops. From here, observe the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine with its vast penguin settlement many visitors flock to.
Take a quick nap at your preferred Punta Arenas accommodation before diving into the museum scene at the Instituto de la Patagonia which houses the Museo del Recuerdo, which showcases antique farm tools and other devices from Chile’s past. Admission isn’t pricey, but you can save money for other adventures by using HotelClub’s fantastic travel rewards program to secure a great room with all the extras and none of the hidden fees.
After you’ve palled around with penguins and indulged in local brews at the taverns head back north fromPresidente Carlos Ibanez del Campo International Airport.
Located at the heart of Punta Arenas, Hotel Cabo de Hornos stands out for its traditional building that has been witness to the development of the city, housing the history and tradition of the... More