When choosing a destination for your vacation you will find thousands of options around the world, and although we all have our places that we want to visit, sooner or later we have to look for one that is more unknown. When you visit a country you always tend to visit its capital or the most famous cities, but the truth is that there are others that are less well known and that are also worth visiting.
One of these cities unknown to most travelers is Punta Arenas , in Chile , so you can take advantage of your trip to this country to get to know it. This city has a great military past and was the main port between the Pacific and the Atlantic, being located in the south of the country, in the Magallanes and Antarctica region. It is also the capital of that region.
The weather in Punta Arenas is quite good, with an average temperature of around 17ºC, which is about 6ºC in winter and up to 30ºC in summer. It is important to know that from time to time there are polar waves, which can cause temperatures to drop to minus 15 degrees. If you go in winter, it is important that you take it into account in order to prepare for it. As for the economy, the sectors that contribute the most to the city are maritime, commerce, services, livestock, fishing and hydrocarbons.
Places of interest
Punta Arenas is a city where you can appreciate the European influence in its architecture, especially the Spanish one. The must-see places are some such as Fort Bulnes , Cerro de la Cruz, Dreams Casino, the Nao Victoria Museum or the Plaza de Armas . The city is not very big so in a couple of days you can see it all, taking it easy and also enjoying other aspects such as its local gastronomy in one of its many bars and restaurants.