If you're stopping in Punta Arenas, you must stay at La Casa Escondida. Pamela and Luis dial up a great B&B experience, between excellent home-cooked meals (sea bass stuffed with king crab, shrimp, and serrano ham), friendly conversation, and an interesting history (Luis spent time in Houston, TX, where I am from) - you won't be disappointed. Both Pamela and Luis are English teachers and speak fluently and Luis even took us on a little driving tour of Punta Arenas before dropping us off in town.
The main house, cabins, sauna(!), and furniture are hand-built by Luis himself, and inspired by the wooden architecture of San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina. The rooms are very comfortable and have portable radiators, although it can get a little chilly at night. Ask for a heated water bag to help keep the bed warm.
A tip for staying here - if you don't have your own car, make sure to arrange transportation with Pamela and Luis, they can take you to town and pick you up when needed. Pre-arrange your meals if you want them to make something for you. And finally, there is no wifi, but they may have their computer with them that has a wireless modem, or they may loan you the wireless modem (for PC use only).
Overall, a great value and experience - we highly recommend! Estaba "la raja" (thanks for teaching us that Luis!)!
-Tony and Lisa (Rollerbagging.com)
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- Cottage decorated in rustic style run and operated by its owners. Located 7kms south of airport and 15kms north of town. Public transportation close by. Free Wi-Fi in the main house. ... more less
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