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About Puerto Natales

Set besides deep-blue waters, looking out over snow-crowned mountain peaks in the far distance, lies Puerto Natales - the gateway to the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. An adventure sports playground surrounded by stunning natural beauty, it is a town of colourful corrugated tin houses sitting beneath Dorotea Hill, which is easily climbed for stunning views. Condors circle overhead and cattle ranches populate the rolling windswept hinterland. There are a number of very special places to stay in the area, from architecturally outstanding lodges to chic hideaways, many in areas of outstanding beauty right on the doorstep of the natural world.

This is a perfect place to go for people who appreciate the remote outdoors, seeking adventure and escape. The eerily bewitching landscape of the region is shaped by glaciers and icebergs, fjords and prehistoric caves. There are many activities on offer, from trekking the glaciers, sailing beside them, or kayaking the glacier-fed lakes. The quintessential rural escape, Puerto Natales provides enchanting views, gorgeous walks and expeditions, not to mention great food, wine tastings and local museums detailing what life was like before the European settlers arrived.

The best places to stay in Puerto Natales make for great base camps to explore the wild and rugged world of Patagonian Chile.

Strange, enchanting, a place of breathtaking natural beauty, Puerto Natales is not to be missed, particularly if you want to get away from it all. Find out more by browsing our list of the best places to stay in Puerto Natales below.

The best places to stay in Puerto Natales

Chic boutique

  • Altiplanico is a chic and contemporary hotel with outstanding views of Ultima Esperanza Bay. The twenty two rooms are smart minimalist with large picture windows, and there's an outdoor hot tub for easing weary limbs after a day spent adventuring.

  • Remota is a contemporary hotel beautifully merged into the epic surroundings. It has a minimalist design, giving a light and airy feel which emphasises the wonderful views. There are excellent spa facilities with indoor and outdoor pools. A chic, though pricey, rural escape.

Post-industrial

  • The wonderful Singular Patagonia Hotel is a five star renovated factory at Puerto Bories on the stunning Andean waterfront. The rooms are spacious with floor to ceiling windows. The hotel offers a unique experience in a great location. Excellent for walking and fishing.

For panoramic landscapes

  • If your idea of heaven is sleeping and eating close to nature with sweeping views of the landscape through floor to ceiling windows, check into the Hotel Simple Patagonia. This gorgeous farmstead style hotel of just 11 rooms is very special indeed, simply yet elegantly designed. The food is exceptional too.

  • Weskar Patagonian Lodge is another lodge in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with full on seacape views. Rooms are warm and spacious in traditional decor with wooden floors, and there is a wide range of activities and excursions that can be arranged.

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • The best time to go is between January and March when the temperature ranges between 8 and 16 degrees.
  • Fly first to Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, in Santiago, and then to Punta Arenas' Presidente Carlos Ibanezdel Campo International Airport, and get a shuttle bus from the airport to Puerto Natales. Be sure to use the company Buses Pacheco, who pick you up straight from the airport.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Puerto Natales

  • Weskar Patagonian Lodge Puerto Natales 30 rooms from £90

    Active Holiday  -  Explore Patagonia from Weskar Lodge which offers a range of excursions from trekking to jeep tours to horseback riding
    Back to Nature  -  Relax and unwind in this idyllic setting of fjords and forests
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Outstanding location
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    A cosy lodge envisioned as a resting place for travellers offering guests warm and spacious rooms in traditional decor of wooden floors and ceilings. Most rooms have stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The restaurant serves delicious seafood and boasts an impressive list of Chilean wines. See More

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  • Altiplanico Puerto Natales 22 rooms from £163

    Back to Nature  -  Emerse yourself in Torres del Paine teaming with wildlife and a huge variety of plants.
    Active Holiday  -  Find the perfect terrain for hiking and adventure pursuits.
    Kayaking  -  Spot black-necked swans and Andean flamingos whilst kayaking.
    Fishing  -  Spend a day fishing in Toro Lake.
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    A chic contemporary hotel boasting outstanding views of the Ultima Esperanza Bay. Smart rooms feature dark tiled floors, minimalist fixtures and large windows that frame the lovely views. With Torres del Paine National Park right on its doorstep there's endless outdoor pursuits to enjoy. Fabulous. See More

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  • Hotel Simple Patagonia Puerto Natales (4,5 km from sector Puerto Bories) 11 rooms from £194

    Beach Life  -  Enjoy the fresh sea air as the hotel is beautifully nestled on the seafront
    Local exploring  -  Discover Ether Aike Artisanal Village less than 5km away
    Great walks  -  Walk along the world famous fjord, Seno Ultima Esperanza
    Local markets  -  Don't miss the Pueblo Artesanal Ether Aike market
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    A gorgeous hotel reminiscent of a traditional Chilean farmstead with wood-beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Rooms are spacious and come with underfloor heating as well as views of the sea. The restaurant serves delicious local cuisine. See More

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  • The Singular Patagonia Hotel Puerto Natales (Puerto Bories) 57 rooms from £253

    Back to Nature  -  The hotel enjoys a wonderful location against the backdrop of the Andes by the Patagonian fjords of Last Hope Sounds
    Great walks  -  With such dramatic mountains on your doorstep there are a number of fantastic hikes for you to choose from
    Fishing  -  If you're looking for a relaxing time then head out for a spot of fishing
    Restaurant  -  Enjoy Magellan lamb and King Crab at the Singular restaurant
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    The Singular Patagonia enjoys a stunning Andean waterfront location in Puerto Bories. This 5* renovated factory features spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows to make the most out of the stunning views. Be sure to head outside and explore this beautiful region! An utterly unique experience. See More

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  • Remota Puerto Natales 72 rooms from £273

    Spa breaks  -  A spoiling contemorary spa features heated infinity swimming pool, Finish sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and a massage parlour.
    Active Holiday  -  Torres del Paine National Park provides the perfect landscape for a multitude of outdoor pursuits.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pools.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A contemporary hotel that sits beautifully within the epic surrounds. Minimalistic design throughout gives a light airy feel and emphasises the wonderful views. A spoiling spa fulfils all pampering needs and Torres del Paine provides space for endless adventures. A chic rural escape. See More

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