Puerto Natales

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Puerto Natales is a city in Chile.

Hitching out

To go to Punta Arenas, take the right hand turnoff at the big statue of the giant sloth. To go to Torres del Paine and Cerro Castillo, take the other side. Rides are easier to Punta Arenas, but they are almost as easy to Torres del Paine.

Hitching in

Puerto Natales is rather remote, but there are several ways to access the city:

By land

By sea

  • Vía the Navimag Ferry from Puerto Montt (this ferry is not free!)

Accommodation and Sleep

Puerto Natales is generally more expensive than other places in the region due to the large numbers of tourists who go there every year. Best places to squat / camp:

  • At the port, where they leave semi truck trailers for long periods which afford some shelter from wind / rain / snow
  • Any place around the outskirts are OK to pitch a tent

Nomadwiki & Trashwiki

Check Nomadwiki for info on accommodation, showers etc. or Trashwiki for dumpsters...and share your wisdom :)