Hostal del Estrecho

Jose Menendez #1048 , Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile | Hotel
Prices starting from $61.00

Travel Blogs from Punta Arenas

About my detective career

A travel blog entry by binni


... bit like the Tyr Rex in Jurassic Park that can only see moving preys, that is why I am not very good at seeing little spots of tomato sauce on a plate I’ve just cleaned. Belinda says I would be a very good wildlife journalist but a very bad detective. This hurts me a lot, since I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I secretly want to be a detective - or not so secretly. Oh well, maybe I wouldn’t be a very good detective after all. ...

Puerto Arenas & Antartica

A travel blog entry by ewtodd


... on here students.
Our landing strip is all gravel and you could hear it hitting the undercarriage of the plane when we landed. The temperature is minus 4 degrees C. and very little wind and the sun is trying to shine. Actually we are very forunate with the weather today as it has snowed for the past 3 days so no planes could get in or out. King George V island is part of the South Shetland islands and is shared by the Russians, Chileans and the Chinese.

Day 3-5 Sailing. Way down South...

A travel blog entry by boothbj

... smaller than the King penguins, weighing in at about four kilos. The landscape is full of burrows that they dig (along with their partner) to lay their eggs. This happens in October. They spend on average 8+ hours a day fishing Which may explain why in a colony of 10,000 penguins we only saw 21. Mark counted them. One came out to give us a little display, however, I suspect it may have been a stuffed robotic penguin put there by ...

Jan. 17: n Punta Arenas

A travel blog entry by wanlessmd


... The boots are insulated and we have to wear them any time we are off the boat. They are delivered to our room during dinner.

I bought stamps at the post office to mail a couple of postcards. It takes 3 and one is 2" x 1.5"! They covered half the post card!!! It was difficult to find any postcards.

We had a group meeting at 5:00 where they gave us the particulars from the International Association of Antarctica Tour ...

Please, please, tell me we're there...

A travel blog entry by nate-n-amy


... was impenetrable fog on KGI with no sign of clearing. The next break in the weather was expected at 4am. The good news is that we wouldn't have to go through passport control again, since we already had our Chilean "Exit" stamps. As Alex the guide said, "We're not in Chile anymore."

Back at the hotel, we had a very prolonged lunch at the casino restaurant, which was not so prepared to be descended upon by 115 grumpy and ...


This hotel, located on Jose Menendez #1048 , Punta Arenas, is near Fort Bulnes and Munoz Gamero Square.
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