Puerto Natales is the gateway city to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. Although oil and salmon are the primary economic drivers, tourism is visible in Puerto Natales. The city was put on the map at the turn of the 20th century when a large meat processing plant was constructed. The plant was subsequently closed in 1976 and then repurposed as the luxury Singular Hotel in 2011 on Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Sound. Today, the city center has a modern central park area and backcountry outfit... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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