Hotel Carpa Manzano
Travel Blogs from Punta Arenas
Garriepowers stayed here on Nov 16, 2010 during their trip titled: Chile and Argentina .
... of LAN airlines(literally)). Checked in the Hostal La Estancia in the city. Went shopping for cold clothing and stocked up for our 5 day trek. Pretty much a transit day! Hostel is worth a mention though, good warming system, good kitchen. So glad we didn't have to stay at Hospitaje Coyhaique any further Punta Arenas, Chile 20 May 2013, ...
... obligatory handicraft vendors selling penguiny and sheepy souvenirs. It was difficult to get near the stalls because of all the tourists, but we did purchase a small knitted wool penguin (how's that for efficiently combining sheep and penguins?) for $2.00, identical to the one for $11.00 at the shop right next to the port. After exploring the town and a grocery store we headed back to the ship.
Annette & Peter
What do you call a penguin in the desert?
... Arena means Sandy Point and is considered the largest southernmost city on the South America continent.
The journey to the Penguin colony took about 1 hour 20 minutes. The first 25 minutes on tarmacked road then for almost an hour on a dirt track.
On leaving the coach, the wind had picked up to a Force 9/10 – strong gale. It was ferocious. The temperature was still recorded at 7°C but with the wind chill must have been sub zero.
The route ...
... had booked independently. Total was 31 people. When we got the pier, there was indeed a boat there. A tiny boat. I had one look at it and immediately the famous 'Jaws’ quote came to mind: ‘we’re going to need a bigger boat’.
With a lot of squeezing we could fit…well…say about 14 people on it. Maybe. But 31? No way. Ain’t gonna happen. There was no other boat to be seen and the van driver spoke no English, so he did not ...