Top things to do in Última Esperanza

Top Choice Chilean in Puerto Natales

Singular Restaurant

The perfect port in a storm, part supper club of yore, part modern bistro, with exquisite food and attentive service. Leather sofas and polished wood meet bare beams and stark views of the sound. Chef Hernan Vaso re…
Top Choice Distillery in Puerto Natales

Last Hope

Two Australians on vacation tossed in their day jobs to distill whiskey and gin at the end of the world. With bonhomie to spare, their bar caters to locals and travelers alike with a rotating menu of gorgeous cockta…
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Natales

Santolla

For worthwhile upscale seafood, look no further than this cozy container restaurant attended by the owner. Feast on gorgeous salads and local king crab prepared several ways; we liked it with merken (smoked chili), …
National Park in Última Esperanza

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Soaring almost vertically more than 2000m above the Patagonian steppe, the granite pillars of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) dominate the landscape of what may be South America's finest national park. Before its…
National Park in Última Esperanza

Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins

Virtually inaccessible, Parque Nacional Bernardo O'Higgins remains an elusive cache of glaciers. It can be entered only by boat. From Puerto Natales, full-day excursions (CH$90,000, lunch included) to the base of Gl…
Pizza in Puerto Natales

La Guanaca

From crisp oven-fired pizzas to crepes and marinated mushroom appetizers, this homespun restaurant delivers warming and satisfying meals. Oversized salads, like the quinoa with roasted vegetables, are abundant and v…
Fusion in Puerto Natales

Afrigonia

Outstanding and wholly original, you won’t find Afro-Chilean cuisine on any NYC menu. This romantic gem serves up fragrant rice, fresh ceviche and mint roasted lamb prepared with succulent precision. Desserts also h…
Cave in Última Esperanza

Cueva del Milodón

In the 1890s, German pioneer Hermann Eberhard discovered the partial remains of an enormous ground sloth in a cave 24km northwest of Puerto Natales. The slow-moving, herbivorous milodón, nearly 4m tall, was supposed…
Chilean in Puerto Natales

Cafe Kaiken

With just five tables and one couple cooking, serving and chatting up customers, this is as intimate as it gets. The owners moved here to get out of the Santiago fast lane, so you'd best follow their lead. Dishes su…
Burgers in Puerto Natales

La Forestera

These gorgeous gourmet burgers do disappear fast. Tasty regular and lamb burgers or lentil and beet alternatives are served on airy brioche buns. It also does super-spicy wings and crisp onion rings, well matched wi…