Two days, three flights, and 7,333 miles later – I finally arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile. Located on the Strait of Magellan -which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans – Punta Arenas (PA) is a charming port city that has a rich history in trade and exploration. PA also serves as a base for excursions to the surrounding Patagonian region.
My husband and I arrived in Punta Arenas late in the evening on December 28th (Day #3). Being in the southern portion of the southern hemisphere, we had plenty of daylight to explore the city during our two night stay. Check out some of the highlights below!
We also explored the cuisine of Punta Arenas. Being the height of summer in the southern hemisphere, the food was plentiful, flavorful and fresh. The hardest decision was deciding where to eat! Lively with vendors and visitors, we also enjoyed shopping at the town square’s mercado for souvenirs.
Check out the flora and fauna we discovered while touring Punta Arenas by foot.