Puerto Natales is a small Chilean town in the southern part of Chile, along with the Canal Señoret in the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica. It is located 247 kilometers north of Punta Arenas; 48 km away from the city of Rio Turbio Argentina and 256 km away from the capital of the province of Santa Cruz in Argentina, Río Gallegos.
Puerto Natales is a town where most tourists stop in their trip to Torres del Paine. Here you can relax on the wide range of hostels you have, eat at its various restaurants, visit its handicraft markets or walk by the sea. It is also an excellent place for supplies when heading to Torres del Paine.
Here, in Puerto Natales, they sell all kinds of outdoor equipment: hiking poles, blazers, trousers, jackets, stoves, etc. It is also possible to rent tents ($ 4,000 a day approx.) and even shoes. Renting tents is an excellent choice for those who need it just for Torres del Paine and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a good quality tent.
You can reach almost any point of the city by foot, and practically in a day, it’s possible to do everything.
Puerto Natales is the capital of the Natales commune and the province of Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope), so named by the explorer Juan Ladrillero who cataloged in one trip, as his “last hope” to find the Strait of Magellan from north to south.