Ushuaia: Puentes Destination Guide
Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, lies at the tip of the South American continent in between the Martial mountains and the famous Beagle Channel. Part of the province of Tierra del Fuego, it is located less than 20 miles from the Chilean border. Within Argentina, it is well known as a center for technological manufacturing as well as tourism. Whether you’re skiing or snowboarding on the Cerro Castor or taking a boat across the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is a destination best enjoyed outdoors, despite the frosty temperatures. Arrive to land of penguins with a three and a half hour flight, and take advantage of the breathtaking landscapes to wow your friends with pictures from the “fin del mundo.”
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights are available from all three local airports: Ezeiza, Aeroparque, and El Palomar. By airplane, you’ll be there in 3 and a half hours, and the cheapest way to do this is with the low cost airline Flybondi, but expect long delays and logistical problems as they are a relatively new company with little to no customer service. For a more reliable service, pay a little bit more and book in advance with another airline through Despegar.
WHERE TO STAY
Cabañas del Beagle offers three cabins, each with an incredible view of Ushuaia Bay and Beagle Channel. Located in the heart of the city, Mil810 is a chic choice for your southern adventure. Airbnb is also a great resource for finding accommodation in the area, especially for groups.
WHAT TO DO
Hike Laguna Esmeralda (4 hours trekking total): Take a remise around 11am, picnic lunch at the lake, and pass the beavers on the way back.
“Navegación Pingüinera” boat tour with Latitud Ushuaia
“Parque Nacional Trekking y Canoas” hiking and rafting in the Park with Latitud Ushuaia
Dog Sled Ride, Snowmobile Ride, Off Road Safari and Patagonian Bonfire at Valle de Lobos
Hike to Top of Glacier Martial for views: Take a remise to the glacier, and then either take the chairlift or hike up.