The summer months in Punta Arenas are overflowing with travelers from every corner of the world. However, as the days turn shorter, fewer people visit. Sure, it might be harder to access some of the sought-after destinations in Torres del Paine, however if you find yourself traveling in the end of the world and winter is coming, join it!
Here are a list of fun activities for wintertime:
Skiing in Club Andino: During the summer On the Road offers trekking tours on this ski mountain, with views of the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and the surrounding wilderness, not to mention all of the flora and fauna to glimpse. In the winter, this area turns into a winter playground with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and much more. People often just come up to drink hot cocoa in the lodge and look out towards the end of the continent!
Sarah Braun Municipal Cemetery: Whatever the weather, this cemetery is gorgeous. Ancient tombs of settlers from Croatia, England, Spain, Ireland, Chileans, and Indigenous monuments are spread out between towering hedges that line the gravel paths. In winter, the cemetery takes on a new look as snow topped grave stones rest under the cold Patagonia sky.
Full-day Torres del Paine: You can still access much of the park on full-day tours of Torres del Paine. Tours leave
Punta Arenas around 6:00am and return after 10:00pm. Highlights include the Milodon Cave, Laguna Azul, Views of Los Torres del Paine, Cuernos del Paine, Pehoe and Nordenskjold Lakes, Salto Grande and Glacier Grey. In addition, abundant wildlife can be observed throughout the trip, including guanacos, ñandu, and condors.
Hot chocolate en la Chocolatta!