Punta Arenas Travel Guide

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Punta Arenas Overview

There is no city of its size further south on any continent than Punta Arenas, Chile. Originally a penal colony, then a port stop on the journey around the tip of South America, and now a center for both tourism and raising sheep and cattle, Punta Arenas has had to reinvent itself many times over the last 150 years.

The city is vibrantly colorful (likely to offset the often drab weather it experiences) and its people are very friendly and patient with the many tourists who visit heading either north to Torres del Paine or south on a cruise excursion to Antarctica.

So spend an extra day, visit the penguins and enjoy your time at the southern tip of the American continent.