Esperanza Station, Antarctica

The Argentine Base Esperanza (Spanish "Hope Base") is located at an elevation of 25 meters, in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula.

Esperanza Base has some measure of fame because it is the birthplace of Emilio Marcos Palma, the first person to be born in Antarctica. The Base has tourist facilities that are visited by approximately 1,100 tourists each year.

Things to see and do

* Penguin Colonies
* View pack ice and giant icebergs
* Naturalist guided hikes
* Zodiac excursions Sea Kayaking
* Whale watching & fur seals

General Information

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Argentine Peso (ARS)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 15 km² (Trinity Peninsula)
Population – 55 (winter) approx
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – +54

Port Location – The port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina is used as a base for cruises to Antarctica.

Transport Links – There are daily Aerolineas Argentinas flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. LAN Chile (through its LAN Express services) flies a few times a week (currently three) from Santiago de Chile, stopping over in Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.

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