One of the best things to do if you are in Punta Arenas is walking with penguins on Isla Magdalena in Chile. Nowhere else in this region you are able to find such a huge amount of these cute birds in one place.
Punta Arenas is the largest city in the very south of Chile and the starting point to the island of the penguins after I enjoyed a week full of outdoor activities in the area around Ushuaia. The city is located on the Magellan Strait and has once been a very important transportation hub for ships crossing the strait to get to the other side of the continent and to europe.
There are ferries and organized excursions to get to the Isla Magdalena where you can walk with penguins (there are more than 60.000 breeding pairs!). To protect the penguins you are only allowed to walk within the marked paths and it is strictly forbidden to touch the animals.
Los Pingüinos is a Natural Monument and has been the first place where I came to see penguins out of a zoo – an experience you should not miss when you're in the area!
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Information from Wikipedia: Isla Magdalena and Los Pingüinos
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I’m very jealous. I’d love to be that close to so many penguins.