Puerto Natales is mainly known for being the gateway to the famous Torres del Paine National Park. Immediately we can see the famous “Cuernos del Paine” (after whom the park is named) in the background while we have our coffee in the city. However, Puerto Natales also includes other mysteries that are of more interest every day to the adventurers who come to explore this region. If you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world below from the heights that the condors do, you can go up to Cerro Dorotea from where you can see the city at your feet and the nests of these incredible birds next to you built into the wall of the hill. For those who want to continue familiarizing themselves with the peculiar inhabitants of the region, 24 km. from Puerto Natales you will find the Caves of the Milodón, a lazy giant that inhabited the territory more than 10 thousand years. If you are a lover of water you can not miss the sailing trip on the Last Hope fjord that will be just one of the first sighting of the many glaciers that will accompany us all the way! Through Puerto Natales you will also have access to many other natural wonders: the Los Glaciares National Park, the Riesco Mountain Range, the Paine Massif and the Southern Ice Field glaciers. Among the main attractions of the area you will also find a varied fauna that includes guanacos, black-necked swans, pumas, foxes and ñandúes. They live among the mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests that shelter “bearded” trees covered in lianas. For those who continue to Torres del Paine National Park, it is important to know that the city, beyond offering all the comforts and attractions of a region’s capital (hotels, casinos, gastronomic variety, museums), it is also the last stop before you enter the park, thus being the ideal point to stock up on all the necessities worthy of explorers.
With a full backpack and a happy heart, to the conquest of a natural paradise!