The gateway to Torres del Paine …

The beautiful and remote Natales was founded in 1911 and inhabited primarily by Chileans from the city of Chiloé. Today, it is the transit city to Torres del Paine National Park, but also a destination on its own with various activities such as trekking, mountaineering and sport fishing.

Puerto Natales has a wonderful geography of uneven reliefs, valleys, fjords, archipelagos and the mysterious white of the ice fields. Other attractions are the Historical Museum, Plaza Arturo Prat and the Ether Aike Artisan Village.

Its airport, Teniente J. Gallardo, is located 6 kilometers from the city and only receives domestic flights. From Santiago, SKY, Latam and Jetsmart  airlines fly to the destination in approximately three hours.

The main shops are downtown: coffee shops, chocolate shops, restaurants and tourist agencies. Eberhard, Bulnes, Baquedano and Blanco Encalada streets are the busiest. It has a wide hotel network for all pockets.

In 2017, the city inaugurated the new Hospital “Dr. Augusto Essmann Burgos ”, located at Avenida España # 1650.

There are also exchange houses.

How to go from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine?

From Puerto Natales, take Route 9 that connects this city with Sarmiento (112 kilometers) and Laguna Amarga (129 kilometers) at Torres del Paine Park. From Puerto Natales, take the Y-290 route that connects the city with the Serrano port of Parque Torres del Paine (80 kilometers).

What to do in and around Puerto Natales

One of the must-see activities in Patagonia. A path between forests, rivers, bushes and rock to achieve one of the most sought after views in a demanding walk of approximately 9 hours, covering a total of 24 km.

Departures: 06:30
Duration: 8 hours

Enjoy Full day Torres del Paine «First Class» Visit during the day the Torres del Paine National Park and the Milodon Cave being picked up from your hotel or lodging in Puerto Natales (Urban radio).  

Departures: 7:00
Duration: 10 hours

Full day. Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion (Argentina). A journey through the Patagonian steppe to the Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina, to appreciate one of the most impressive natural shows in South America. The Perito Moreno Glacier offers a spectacle of images and sounds. The (…)

Departures: 06:30
Duration: Full Day

Discover the Navigation to Balmaceda & Serrano Glacier This is a navigation through Ultima esperanza fjord at Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, to visit the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. We will see these ice giants also local flora and fauna along the way. This Navigation (…)

Departures: 07:15
Duration: 10

An excursion that joins two of the four accesses that the Torres del Paine National Park has, allowing you to visit a little-known and very attractive sector for wildlife observation. Its landscape environment is undoubtedly a place worth visiting. At the time of entering the par (…)

Departures: 09:00
Duration: 9

An unmissable panorama: Puerto Natales Bike City Tour Puerto Natales is located on the shores of Señoret channel, between Gulf Almirante Montt and the Seno Última Esperanza. Is the capital of the commune Natales and of the province last hope, baptized with that name by the naviga (…)

Departures: 15:00
Duration: 3 hours

Packages to travel in and around Puerto Natales

W Trek

5 Days

CLP$ 670.000 – USD$ 1.170

W Circuit with Grey Lake Crossing

5 Days

CLP$ 750.000 – USD$ 1.270

O Trek Circuit

8 Days

CLP$ 1.010.000 – USD$ 1.720

Puerto Natales Classic

4 Days

CLP$ 477.000 – USD$ 607

Escape to Puerto Natales

3 Days

CLP$ 345.000 – USD$ 474

Where to stay in and around Puerto Natales

Hostel Natales

Natales Hostelling is a very convenient accommodation in Puerto Natales. It is very well located, only one block from the waterfront and two blocks from downtown, providing easy access to all tourist attractions. It has 20 big rooms, each with a bathro …

Cabañas Patagonia Insitu

It’s a new place to stay in cabins fully furnished and equipped in the heart of Puerto Natales tourism. The cabins have individual central heating, cable TV, Internet access and private parking. The different configurations, capacities and promotional …

Hotel Costaustralis

The Costaustralis Hotel is located on Puerto Natales’ coast road, looking out over beautiful Ultimo Esperanza Bay . The hotel has 50 large, comfortable, soberly decorated rooms; its suites have a large bathroom and Jacuzzi, safe, cable TV and telephone …

Hostal Alcazar

They are located just 2 blocks from the natales bus station. They have been in Puerto Natales since 2004. They are a family hostel with many years working in Patagonia. In 2014 Hostal Alcazar got the “touristic quality stamp”  given by SERNATUR ( Touri …

Hotel Martín Gusinde

This is one of the most traditional hotels of Puerto Natales and one of the most elegant and comfortable you will find in the city. It is located one block from Plaza de Armas of the city and in front of the Casino. It offers to its passengers 20 moder …

Where to eat in and around Puerto Natales

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