Puerto Natales is situated in the shore of Almirante Montt golf, in the XII Magallanes Region.
It is the capital of Natales and of Ultima Esperanza provinc, as the last hope to find the “Estrecho de Magallanes” from north to south.
Situated at 250 km to the north of Punta Arenas has 19000 inhabitants.
Última Esperanza was originally inhabited by the kaweskar and aonikenk tribes which travelled through in 1557 by the sailor Juan Ladrilleros searching for a road towards the Estrecho de Magallanes.
At that time the main activity among British and German immigrants was the sheep cattle Nowadays its main resource is the tourism and its expeditions to the Torres del Paine National Park which is worldwide known due to its beauty. There is also the Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument, ancient house of a mammal which had 3 metres high and was an herbivorous one.
Boats coming from Puerto Montt reach this harbour which link this territory with the rest of the country.