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About Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales which sits at the opening of Ultima Esperanza Sound is the capital of the eponymous province and an area of great natural beauty. The best places to stay in Puerto Natales provide a perfect base for enjoying everything about this part of Patagonia.
Puerto Natales traces its origins back to the sixteenth century and the Spanish explorers who were searching for the Straits of Magellan. It was subsequently settled by diverse groups of Europeans and South Americans. The economy prospered through sheep farming, although this has now been largely eclipsed by tourism. This part of Patagonia has been described as ‘Goretex Mecca’ and draws outdoor types from across the globe.
The Torres del Paine National Park (a world Bioreserve) is one of Chile’s most popular and features dramatic landscapes with its three towers grouping of mountains, plus numerous treks and plethora of birds and mammals.
The Cueva del Milodon national monument is a unique cave system, once inhabited by humans, where the ancient remains of a now extinct giant sloth were found in the nineteenth century.
More recently an exact replica of the Nao Victoria ship was built. This was one of five ships comprising the ‘Armada de Molucca’ which found the meeting point of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and was the first to circumnavigate the world. This is a museum and a must see.
There is much else to do; take a boat trip into the fjords and see the icebergs, go riding, fishing, kayaking…Any outdoors activity you're interested in, you're almost guaranteed to find it here!
Here's our pick of the best places to stay in Puerto Natales
For stunning views
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 adventuring.
For a bit of industrial history
The Singular Patagonia Hotel - This five star renovated factory lies 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 a grand design
Remota - This contemporary hotel sits beautifully merging 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 rural escape.
Best Hotels in Puerto Natales
Altiplanico 22 rooms from £160Puerto Natales
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.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.
The Singular Patagonia Hotel 57 rooms from £253Puerto Natales (Puerto Bories)
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.Back to Nature - The hotel enjoys a wonderful location against the backdrop of the Andes by the Patagonian fjords of Last Hope SoundsGreat walks - With such dramatic mountains on your doorstep there are a number of fantastic hikes for you to choose fromFishing - If you're looking for a relaxing time then head out for a spot of fishingSpa - & wellness centre.
Remota 72 rooms from £269Puerto Natales
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.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.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape