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, it is the largest region in Chile  

gateway to the  

great white continent 


132.291 KM2


53°09′45″S 70°55′21″O

In 1520, the Portuguese navigator Hernando de Magallanes made the first trip around the world, crossing the strait that would later bear his name.

Located in the center of the region that carries the same name, the province has the Magallanes straight as one of the most important historical strategic and navigation milestones in Chile. Without doubt, it is also, a focus of tourist interest. Fernando de Magallanes sailed its waters in 1520 to give the first trip around the world. Due to his travel, the straight has received his name.

Punta Arenas, the regional and provincial capital is the door of entry to the Chilean Patagonia and where the largest urban center of the region is located. Thanks to its cosmopolitan origin and its small European architecture like it offers all the comforts to satisfy the most demanding tourist.

Its location, against the mythical Magallanes straight is the starting point for visiting places of astonishing beauty and cultural interest, like the most austral point of our continent, hostels, old lighthouses, garrisons, Magallanian penguins’ colonies, and a large list of activities and entertainment available all year round.

CLIMATE: Variable in extreme. Frequently the four seasons of the year can be lived in just one day. In summer the winds are frequent and sometimes very intense. DAYS ARE LONGER, reaching 18 hours of light in December with average temperatures between 6 and 12 ºC. Winter is characterized by the decrease in the hours of light (around 7 hours in June), little wind and a pristine clearness in the atmosphere. The temperatures are around 0 ºC. The colder month’s average temperature varies between -1 ºC and 1 ºC.


History and exotic nature

It offers a great diversity that allows you to enjoy colorful landscapes and wonderful sensations throughout the year.


It can only be accessed by sea. It is located on the islet that bears the same name, about 37 kilometers northeast of Punta Arenas, where the largest Magellanic penguin colony is found.


Strait of Magellan. Its 560-kilometer expanse is full of history, landscapes, and marine fauna. Of particular note are the largest Magellanic penguin colony in Chile and the only place in the southern hemisphere, aside from the white continent, where humpback whales feed: the Francisco Coloane Marine Park.

What to do


San Isidro Lighthouse and Cabo Froward

Bulnes Fort and Puerto del Hambre

Los Pingüinos Natural Monument

Francisco Coloane Marine Park

Pali Aike National Park

Laguna Parrillar National Reserve

Magallanes National Reserve and Cerro Mirador