Punta Arenas port city on the southern tip of Chilean Patagonia.It is the capital of the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, located in southern Brunswick Peninsula along the Strait of Magellan and a few kilometers from Cape Froward, is the last geographic point of land achievable Americas.
The Magallanes region (named after the Portuguese navigator Fernando de Magallanes), has many tourist attractions, some safety pins are whale watching in Francisco Coloane Park in Carlos III Island, for the day can make tours to see at the Magellanic penguins in Magdalena Island or in Tierra del Fuego to know the King Penguin Park.
In addition, tours breaks, full dayTorres del Paine National Park, Visit the first settlement of settlers Magellan Strait National Park, Pali Aike National Park, National Reserve of Magellan is minutes by car from Punta Arenas, National Reserve Parrillar Lagoon, especially for bike rides and sightings of flora and fauna of the region and different parts of the Magallanes region.
Importantly, some tours are subject to weather conditions, seasonality and availability and are delivered by different companies with whom we consider our guests will have an amazing experience.
Tips for a pleasant trip in Punta Arenas and around
In this area in spring / summer usually 4 seasons living in the same day, the temperature varies between 10 ° C and 18 ° C, rainfall is low but the wind is very strong on this date, if you happen to live one of the summer time will know what we talked about it, the gusts have reached 150 km / hr.
A special feature of southern climate is the number of hours of sunlight, which are reduced in winter and in summer prolonged, reaching during December approximately 18 hours.
In autumn / winter temperatures fluctuate between -5 ° and 7 ° C but with less wind for much of the area, with snow in the south and rain in the north, very suitable for winter sports.
So they are better prepared we leave the LINK of WindGuru, which will help them better plan your trip.
What to wear?
Clothes in our travels is an important part of the planning, which is why we give the following information:
In summer we recommend the use of fabrics for windbreaks or softshell. In most of the sites, you can use light pants and a long sleeve shirt and add a thin jacket at night.It is very necessary to always use sunscreen and hats that will protect this clear or cloudy and sunglasses, for the great UV.
In winter in most places, you'll need warm pants, long-sleeved shirts and coats, and if you go to the mountain should use several layers of thermal and inpermeable clothes is also a good idea to wear gloves and a thick cap to protect your ears.
And if you're trekking in some of the national parks in the region in summer ?, well to give you a clear idea of what to wear and how to have the space in your backpack, we leave you with a handy video that made our friends of Fantástico Sur Tourism Company to help you.