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Puerto Natales

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Introduction

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Puerto Natales, in the Patagonian region of Chile, is the southern terminal stop of the Navimag ferry, and the gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. It is a popular tourist destination, especially during January and February.

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Getting There

Air

There is no regularly scheduled air service to Puerto Natales. Travellers can fly into nearby Punta Arenas.

Bus

Puerto Natales has regular bus service to Punta Areans ($US 7). The trip takes 3 hours.

Boat

The Navimag ferry runs from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
AmerindiaBarros Arana 135Guesthouse-
Backpackers KawashkarBlanco Encalada 754HOSTEL84
Erratic Rock IIBenjamin Zamora 732Hostel88
Hospedaje de MariaChorrillos 771Guesthouse85
Hospedaje EvelynAvenida Santiago Bueras, 1153Guesthouse-
Hostal AlcazarManuel Balmaceda #722HOSTEL-
Hostal Las CarretasGalvarino #745Guesthouse-
Hostal Lili-PatagonicosArturo Prat 479Guesthouse90
Hostel MilodonManuel Bulnes 358Guesthouse-
Natales Hostel in PatagoniaLadrilleros 209Hostel-
Niko's II AdventurePhillipi, 528Guesthouse86
Residencial DanicarOhiggins#707Guesthouse77
YaganHouseohiggins 584Guesthouse90
Keoken Patagonia Bed and BreakfastSeñoret 267Guesthouse-
Hostal Francis DrakePhilippi #383Guesthouse88
Hostal El MiradorSimón Bolivar N° 1423Guesthouse-
Nikos I GuesthouseRamirez 669Guesthouse81
Bories HousePuerto Bories N13Guesthouse-
Patagonia Bed and BreakfastProlongacion Av España Hurto N 82-BGuesthouse-
The Singing Lamb BackpackersArauco 779HOSTEL90
Hostal Coloane596 Ignacio Carrera Pinto StreetGUESTHOUSE89
Lodge Rancho GrandeKm 1.5 Ruta 9 Norte Huerto 158 cHostel-
Hostel AyelenAurelo Rosas 406GUESTHOUSE-
Tin House PatagoniaMiraflores 616GUESTHOUSE92
Hostel Patagonia NaturalYungay 954GUESTHOUSE-
Austral Glacier HostelGalvarino 661Hostel-
El PatagonicoO´Higgins 741Hostel91
W Circuit HostelBlanco Encalada 284 Puerto NatalesHOSTEL85
Casa LiliBories 153Hostel77
Hostal ReymarBaquedano 414HOTEL-
Noelhouse HostelBenjamin Zamora 682 Balmaceda 261HOSTEL-
Hostal ShakanaMiraflores 779GUESTHOUSE-
Hostal GeminisPhillipi 653GUESTHOUSE-
Hotel Capital EberhardAvenida Pedro Montt 58 CostaneraHOTEL-
Hallef HotelEleuterio Raremiz 604HOTEL-
Casa Hospedaje CostaneraJuan Yutronic nro. 419GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel MelindaArturo Prat 431HOSTEL-
Hostal Bellavista Puerto NatalesGalvarino 335 Phillipi 600, loc 17-18GUESTHOUSE-
Hostal ArkyaManuel Bulnes 1494 Prat 367GUESTHOUSE-
KiooshtemBenjamin Zamora 770HOSTEL-
Koten-Aike HostelEsmeralda 833Hostel-
Hostal MorochaRamón Barros Luco 688GUESTHOUSE-
Pingo Salvaje Country HouseLaguna Sofia 30 km away from Puerto Natales Esmeralda 661HOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are cybercafes in every major and midsize city and at all tourist destinations. Some libraries are in a program called Biblioredes, with free computers and Internet. Wifi is getting more and more common. They're usually in metro stations, airports, malls, cafes, public buildings and several public spaces. Check for the ones that say gratis - for free. McDonald's and Starbucks are chains which almost always have free wifi.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Chile is: 56. To make an international call from Chile, the code is: 00. Emergency phone numbers include 131 (Ambulance), 132 (Fire) and 133 (Police).

Public phones located on streets are very likely to be tampered or vandalized, so it's better to use a phone located inside a commerce or a station. Prepaid cards for mobile phones and public phones are sold at most newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and phone dealers. Mobile GSM networks are ubiquitous in all major cities and most of the territory of central and southern Chile. A basic prepaid cellular phone usually costs about 15,000 pesos, most frequently charged with 10,000 pesos worth of prepaid minutes. No ID is required to buy a prepaid phone. GSM SIM cards from ENTEL, Movistar or Claro are usually available for 5,000 pesos, but without credit, so you'll need to buy some prepaid minutes to be able to call. Money can be charged into a cellphone from some pharmacies (Ahumada, Cruz Verde and Salco Brand) on the counter and in cash, or by using a credit card through an automated service operator, with directions in Spanish or English.

Post

Correos de Chile is the national postal service, and although relatively slow it is reliable with post offices throughout the country. On the website you can find more information about prices to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. Post offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday until 2:00pm, although there are sometimes longer opening hours in the bigger central post offices and shorter ones in small places. Ask around. If you want to send packages internationally, you might consider companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, which are fast, reliable and usually competitively priced as well.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -51.732529
  • Longitude: -72.505127

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