Puerto Natales, Chile

Puerto Natales is a city in the Chilean Patagonia, located 247 km (153 mi) northwest of Punta Arenas. It is the final port of call for the Navimag ferry sailing from Puerto Montt into the Señoret Channel, as well as the primary transit point for travelers to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Puerto Natales is the gateway to trekking in Torres del Payne or Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks. Other popular attractions nearby include the Milodon Cave, mountains, fjords, channels, glaciers and lakes.

Things to See & D0

* Plaza Arturo Prat – large beautiful square
* Museo Salesiano Alberto de Agostini - Museum
* Pueblo Artesanal Ether Aike – purchase handicrafts
* Views from the waterfront area
* Milodon Cave – just outside of Puerto Natales

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 180,000 approx
Land Area – 22,000 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Transport Links – Puerto Natales has an airport and you can ask about flight schedules from Santiago, Puerto Montt or Punta Arenas.

There are four regular bus lines that travel between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales. Ask about schedules in the Terminal Rodoviario in Punta Arenas.

There is a ferry that runs from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales once a week and takes 72 hours.

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