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Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile, With Vibrant Houses and Mountainscapes in Distance (Photo: Ksenia Ragozina/Shutterstock)
Strait Of Magellan, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile (Photo: Ksenia Ragozina/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales is the closest port to Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most spectacular destinations in Patagonia. With its vivid blue lakes, craggy mountain peaks, frothy waterfalls and magnificent glaciers, this UNESCO reserve is an unforgettable and mesmerizing natural wonder.

Many Chilean fjords cruises stop in Puerto Natales, which is the base for lots of exciting day tours, from glacier explorations to scenic hikes in Patagonia's most popular park.

Shore Excursions

About Puerto Natales


Pro

Try the fresh seafood in town, including the local speciality, spider crab.

Con

You’ll have to hop on a small plane or helicopter to access Torres del Paine National Park.

Bottom Line

Puerto Natales is best known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park.


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