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'''Punta Arenas''' (English: "Sandy Point") is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan.
  
Punta Arenas (English: "Sandy Point") is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan.
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Punta Arenas is a commune and the capital city of [[Chile]]'s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas.
  
Punta Arenas is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas.
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== Hitching Out ==
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Punta Arenas is a very easy city to hitchhike to from the [[Argentina|Argentine]] cities of [[Ushuaia]] and Rio Grande in [[Tierra del Fuego]] and the Chilean city of [[Puerto Natales]]. The only route that goes in or out of the town is the Ruta 9. It is 240 kilometres south of Puerto Natales. The Ruta 9 ends about 55 kilometres south of Punta Arenas at [[Fuerte Bulnes]], and is the most southerly road located on the American continent.  
  
'''Hitchhiking'''
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Hitchhiking out of Punta Arenas may take you to a variety of very far off destinations, most notably in the north of Chile. Many semi truckers will be heading to [[Puerto Montt]], [[Santiago de Chile|Santiago]], or sometimes even [[Arica]], on the border of [[Peru]]. Most truckers will be taking the overland route through Argentina and re-enter Chile in [[Osorno]], though some take the Navimag Ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. This ferry is not free for hitchhikers, and will cost about $100.000 Chilean pesos (US$ 208).
 
 
Punta Arenas is a very easy city to hitchhike to from the Argentine cities of Ushuaia and Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean city of Puerto Natales. The only route that goes in or out of the town it the Ruta 9. It is 240 kilometres south of Puerto Natales. The Ruta 9 ends about 55 kilometres south of Punta Arenas at Fuerte Bulnes, and is the most southerly road located on the American continent.
 
 
 
'''Punta Arenas to...'''
 
 
 
Hitchhiking out of Punta Arenas may take you to a variety of very far off destinations, most notably in the north of Chile. Many semi truckers will be heading to Puerto Montt, Santiago, or sometimes even Arica, on the border of Peru. Most truckers will be taking the overland route through Argentina and re-enter Chile in Osorno, though some take the Navimag Ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. This ferry is not free for hitchhikers, and will cost about $100.000 Chilean pesos (US$ 208).
 
 
 
'''Squatting in Punta Arenas'''
 
  
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== Squatting in Punta Arenas ==
 
Punta Arenas is a very cold city, but if you arrive in the austral summer (November to early March) the weather can be quite nice, but very windy. A few good places to squat are:
 
Punta Arenas is a very cold city, but if you arrive in the austral summer (November to early March) the weather can be quite nice, but very windy. A few good places to squat are:
  
-Parque Maria Behty (follow Av. Chiloè about 14 blocks past the Plaza)
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* Parque Maria Behty (follow Av. Chiloè about 14 blocks past the Plaza)
-The bridge under Chiloè and Ig. Carrera Pinto (but not if it's raining because it floods)
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* The bridge under Chiloè and Ig. Carrera Pinto (but not if it's raining because it floods)
- La Costanera (you can camp on the beach, and there are concrete structures to use as shelter from the wind)
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* La Costanera (you can camp on the beach, and there are concrete structures to use as shelter from the wind)
  
 
In the wintertime, tempratures drop well below zero; you can take refuge in the local Hogar de Christo, located 1 block south of the Plaza.
 
In the wintertime, tempratures drop well below zero; you can take refuge in the local Hogar de Christo, located 1 block south of the Plaza.
  
'''Food and money in Punta Arenas'''
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== Food and money in Punta Arenas ==
 
 
 
Punta Arenas is a very good town for busking with any type of instrument.
 
Punta Arenas is a very good town for busking with any type of instrument.
  
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Revision as of 22:25, 29 March 2011

Punta Arenas (English: "Sandy Point") is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan.

Punta Arenas is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas.

Hitching Out

Punta Arenas is a very easy city to hitchhike to from the Argentine cities of Ushuaia and Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean city of Puerto Natales. The only route that goes in or out of the town is the Ruta 9. It is 240 kilometres south of Puerto Natales. The Ruta 9 ends about 55 kilometres south of Punta Arenas at Fuerte Bulnes, and is the most southerly road located on the American continent.

Hitchhiking out of Punta Arenas may take you to a variety of very far off destinations, most notably in the north of Chile. Many semi truckers will be heading to Puerto Montt, Santiago, or sometimes even Arica, on the border of Peru. Most truckers will be taking the overland route through Argentina and re-enter Chile in Osorno, though some take the Navimag Ferry from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. This ferry is not free for hitchhikers, and will cost about $100.000 Chilean pesos (US$ 208).

Squatting in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is a very cold city, but if you arrive in the austral summer (November to early March) the weather can be quite nice, but very windy. A few good places to squat are:

  • Parque Maria Behty (follow Av. Chiloè about 14 blocks past the Plaza)
  • The bridge under Chiloè and Ig. Carrera Pinto (but not if it's raining because it floods)
  • La Costanera (you can camp on the beach, and there are concrete structures to use as shelter from the wind)

In the wintertime, tempratures drop well below zero; you can take refuge in the local Hogar de Christo, located 1 block south of the Plaza.

Food and money in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas is a very good town for busking with any type of instrument.

'Will work for Food' works all right in Punta Arenas, but if you play an instrument, it's easier to busk.