Punta Arenas (or Sandy Point in English) is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, overlooking the Straits of Magellan. Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers, Croatian settlers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to the Chile’s rich history. Punta Arenas is also the starting point for excursions to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Don’t trust the weather forecast, usually you can get rain, wind, and sun all in the same day. Snow is always expected to fall in the winter.
Punta Arenas is the launching point for various expeditions to (relatively) nearby Antarctica.