3 Things to Do in Punta Arenas in Winter

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:

Club AndinoSkiing 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!

DSC04998Sarah 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.

Torres del Paine

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.




In Puerto Natales you will find the comfortable, lively, spacious-cabin-feeling brewery Baguales.  Their two house brews are a Pale Ale and a Dark Ale, and sometimes you can find a limited addition ale.  In addition to tasty artisan brews, the food menu caters to foreign favorites, serving dishes such as pulled-pork quesdillas, chicken popcorn, and their signature hamburger.

$$ Food prices are between 4.000 – 8.000 pesos (US $8.00 – $16.00).

Bories 430, Main Square, Puerto Natales, Telephone: 56 (061) 411920