Between the glacial stretch of the Patagonian Ice Sheet and the northward-reaching tip of Antartica, sits the fairytale land of the Región de Magallanes. As the sky-high crags of the Andes mountains dip toward the South Sea, this slice of Chilean alpine paradise offers outdoor lovers the best of everything. From postcard-perfect views along mountain trails to fly fishing that calls to fishermen and women the world over, the Región de Magallanes showcases the best of mother nature.
Whether you're coming to visit with a group of friends, make some new ones in a traveling group, or hit up the great outdoors on an epic solo adventure, our vacation rentals ensure comfort and convenience for every traveler. Make sure you have your camera charged and your hiking gear ready and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
On the southern-most tip of South America, just to the west of the Falkan Islands, the stunning Región de Magallanes sits waiting to be explored. Take a boat or a plane south from Puerto Varas until the land meets the sea, and you'll find a particularly magical spot in Chilé. With the Southern Sea surrounding you and the Andés Mountains painting the perfect backdrop, you'll be welcomed into a vibrant and historic culture protected by the wonders of nature.
Head to the heart of Punta Arenas and book your spot on a three-hour guided tour to learn about everything from the seafaring explorers to the historic buildings that compliment the mountainous skyline. Wander through the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, and then follow the group to Cerro Mirador to take in the stunning vistas of the Strait of Magellan.
Take some time to visit the must-see points of interest at the Nao Victoria Museum. Make sure you get your pictures on the rebuilt HMS Beagle and learn a few tidbits about Darwin's voyage and see replicas of his research. Afterward, stroll along the seaside and grab a local delicacy as the waves crash on the shore.
Reserve your spot with a guide to take you into the rugged terrain of Puerto Natales to try your hand at some of the world's best fishing. With winding rivers and expansive lakes all filled with ideal conditions to cast a line and set a fly. Enjoy a picnic along the banks of the Serrano River or the under the covers of the trees on Del Toro Lake.
While you're in the area, you will not want to miss the majestic sites and beauty of Torres del Paine National Park. From the sapphire-blue icebergs and pristine glaciers to the towering spirals of granite called the Cuernos del Paine, this is a photographer's dream. Hike through the untamed wilderness and find that perfect shot that will hang on your wall for years to come.
Take a boat tour to Isla Magdalena to snap some pictures of the well-dressed penguins that call the area home. Learn about the protected habitat and their seasonal home. With the trip taking about an hour, be sure to be ready to get wet and dress accordingly!
As a beacon for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and photographers around the world, the Región de Magallanes is steeped in history and culture. From the ever-changing cliffs of Torres del Paine National Park to the deep fjords that splinter off into fly fishing hot spots, there is something for everyone to explore! Make sure your trip to Región de Magallanes is everything you deserve by choosing one of our vacation rentals.
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