Cape Froward and San Isidro Lighthouse

Just 90 kilometers southwest of Punta Arenas you will reach Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American continent, renowned for its relentless winds that often exceed 100 kilometers per hour.
At the cape stands the historic San Isidro lighthouse, marking a point of historical significance. It was here that Hernando de Magallanes' crew sought refuge during the discovery of the Strait, with many dying from harsh cold and hunger after establishing the settlements of Nombre de Jesús and Rey Don Felipe, later tragically dubbed Puerto del Hambre (Port of Hunger). During your visit, adventure yourself in one (or more) of the various trekking and hiking trails leading to the lighthouse.
A notable landmark adorning Cape Froward’s landscape is the "Cross of the Seas", an imposing metal cross erected in honor of Pope John Paul the II's visit to our region.
Amidst the striking lava landscape, you will find a rich diversity of Patagonian wildlife, including guanacos, gray foxes, Humboldt’s hog-nosed skunks (chingues) and pumas, alongside crested caracara (caranchos) and southern lapwings (queltehues) which together offer a unique glimpse into this remote corner of the world.

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