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“Great little place.”

Reserva nacional Magallanes
Ranked #21 of 83 things to do in Punta Arenas
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great little place.”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Here's how to get there, cause it's tricky to find info on. From the city, head west up Independencia. It's around 7kms from the water. Keep going up the hill, the road will become unsealed (good condition dirt) - keep going. Stay on the main road and after around 5.5k from town, look for the sign which will lead you to the right. Then, just follow to the entrance where you'll see the park rangers' office. They will give you a map and advice.

We are terrible Spanish speakers, but could use hand signals to get through. I think entry is 1500 pesos (according to a sign), but for some reason we didn't pay. It looks like you used to be able to camp there, but I don't think you can there anymore.

We were asked how long we had, and sent on an approx 2 hour (easy) walk to a view (mirador) which had a 'Z' in it. Walk was easy to follow, and lovely - out of the wind with all the trees too!

There were mountain bike tyre tracks on the tracks, so some must bike it. But, the trail we were on had steps, and was too steep for a biking slob like me.

Nice way to spend some time.

Visited February 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Light to moderate trekking paths and nature at its best”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a very good place to do some light to moderate trekking while in Punta Arenas. The park is near town (you can reach it by car, a short taxi drive or bike, if you can manage a strong up-slope on the way to the park made up for by a downhill on the way back to town). Most of the paths are very well signalled and merge with paths off the reserve, if you want to hike longer. Wonderful views in the woods and from the hilltops.

Visited January 2014
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Perstejn, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The piece of charming natural forest in this lattitude”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is the main fresh water source for Punta Arenas. The beautiful landscape give birth to a wide range of vegetation such as the forest with the northofagus family.
The reservation has picnic and camping areas with sheds, toilets and showers with hot water. There are over 37 mi of paths. The reservation has also information centre.

Visited December 2012
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