Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

There are probably only two reasons to be in Puerto Natales We satisfied both requirements

Puerto Natales is in Chilean Patagonia, 247 km northwest of Punta Arenas and is the final port of call for the Navimag ferry sailing from Puerto Montt.

Puerto Natales was founded on May, 1911 as a port for the sheep industry. During the last half of the 20th century the sheep industry declined and many people from Puerto Natales left to work in the coal mines of Río Turbio in Argentina. Today it has become the base for excursions to the Torres del Paine National Park, the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and the Alacalufes National Reserve.

Our hotel here Costa Australis Hotel both claimed to be, and actually was, a 4 star hotel. Unusual luxury in so remote a spot. By the way don't forget to have you Pisco Sour every day in Chile. Chris is enjoying one (or is it two) in the photos below

A Pisco Sour is a very drinkable which contains Pisco (a regional brandy), lemon juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and regional bitters. Shaken in front of you by the barman, an sipped as slowly as possible.

A Pisco Sour A Pisco Sour
Costa Australis Hotel , Puerto Natales Costa Australis Hotel , Puerto Natales

Costa Australis Hotel

Patagonia Journey