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Puerto Natales is a city in Chile.
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.
Puerto Natales is rather remote, but there are several ways to access the city:
- From Punta Arenas
- From Argentina, vía Rio Gallegos
- 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 :)