Bahia Lapataia

Bahia Lapataia, Ushuaia: Address, Phone Number, Bahia Lapataia Reviews: 4.5/5

Bahia Lapataia
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,129 contributions
End of the road
Mar 2020
Come for the sign, stay for the views -- the sign marking the end of the Pan-American Highway linking North America to South America, the views of Bahia Lapataia (Lapataia Bay) in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

You'll reach here on Argentina Route 3, which ends with a parking lot and a much-photographed sign that announces, in Spanish, the termination of Route 3 but doesn't mention this is also the end of the Pan-American Highway, other than to list a distance from Alaska that I believe is several thousand kilometers less than the true figure.  

By the way, don't confuse this sign at the end of the paved world with the fin-del-mundo (end of the world) sign in downtown Ushuaia (see my review, "Bottom's up!"). Pick your preferred end-of-the-world sign and defend it to the death! The argument for this one: it's only 600 miles to Antarctica, and there are no roads beyond this point.

Don't stop at the sign, though. Beyond it, an elevated wooden pathway takes you across pretty countryside to a nice bay view.

TIPS:

* There's another sign of interest here, a blue-and-white one proclaiming "Las Malvinas son Argentinas"  ("The Malvinas Are Argentina's"). It's a not-so-subtle dig at British tourists, reminding them that, even though Argentina lost the 1982 war for possession of what Britain calls the Falklands Islands, in Argentina's mind those islands are theirs.

* This is NOT, as some have said in their Bahia Lapataia reviews, where the End of the World Post Office is (see my review, "Really special delivery").
Written April 18, 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,962 contributions
The End of the Road
Jan 2020
When the road stopped (and yes, we got the obligatory photo by the sign), we got out of the van and explored. I think my favorite parts were the really neat elevate wooden pathways. Really gets a person into nature without disturbing it.
Nice!
Written March 24, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2,981 contributions
End-of-the-World of the Pan American Highway
Feb 2020
If you come to the Tierra del Fuego National Park by tour or taxi, you will most certainly be brought here. This is the place everyone wants a photo or selfie at...the End-Of-The-World, the last stop of the Pan American Highway that begins in Prudhoe Bay Alaska and ends here 11,090 miles away! (17,848 km). It is the "longest road in the world" that connects two continents north to south

BOTTOM LINE: This is pretty cool to see the sign here. There is a trail walkway that takes you to a lake lookout. If cruise ships are in port, this will be a very popular stop and will be crowded. There is a smaller parking area here along with flush toilets. A MUST PHOTO STOP! MY RATING: 8/10
Written March 4, 2020
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Mktpro99
West Palm Beach, FL1,142 contributions
Gorgeous views
Feb 2020
Great views of the mountains in Chile and suer reflections on the lake on quiet days. Visit in the national park.
Written February 12, 2020
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PaulAK2011
Anchorage, AK517 contributions
Lovely furthest south end of the pan American highway
Feb 2020 • Friends
My travel companion and I had been near the end of the northern end of the highway in Alaska, so this was a special experience for us. The end of the road is a gravel spot with a foot board walk out for a better view of the lovely mountains, lake and forest . There are various walks around the end of the road and a nice big informative wooden sign to have your photo taken with . The mountains forest, and waters remind me of coastal Alaska.
Written February 2, 2020
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Lidia E
Rockville Centre, New York, United States118 contributions
Ushuaia is a surprise
Nov 2019
As a city surrounded by water & mountains the views are unusual The Bay is clean & allows for a very peaceful walk around it
Written January 23, 2020
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Javier_mail2003
Buenos Aires, Argentina350 contributions
Must see
Jan 2020
I would recommend you go to every spot in the National Park, all is beautiful. We went with a driver and spent time at each location, did some trails, etc.
Written January 20, 2020
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nikko1974UK
London, UK1,253 contributions
The end of the world!!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Literally the last point where you can drive in the American continent. It's great standing there facing the ocean and the islands knowing Antarctica is a mere 600 miles away. The landscape is mesmerising.
Written January 13, 2020
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK114 contributions
Touristic place
Dec 2019
Beachside. Lots of tourists come here. Post office here . Charging us $3 cash for passport stamp. Expect LONG queues.
Written December 22, 2019
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BLtrvl
Glenview, IL1,433 contributions
Just the start of amazing wilderness
Nov 2019
After leaving Tren del Fin del Mundo, we arrived at Bahia Lapatia...amazing scenery & wildlife, interesting history of the indigenous Yaghan
Written December 19, 2019
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