Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas
The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.
A sight with one of a kind mountains, blue lakes, desert pampas, rivers full of icebergs and ice fields the size of Hawaii, all await you at the Torres del Paine National Park.
The amazing granite peaks that reach up to 2,900 meters in height shape the dramatic summits that give the park its name: the Torres or Towers. You can visit them on foot following the trails or horseback riding Patagonian style through the pampas. Be blown away by the Grey Lake and sail to visit its amazing glacier, one of the iconic spots of this Biosphere Reserve.
The park only takes a limited number of visitors a year, which allows for enjoying the absolute peace and quiet right in front of awesome lakes. Feel like you are one with nature when you watch the more than 100 species that live in the area’s different ecosystems!