Turism

Magallanes: at the leading edge of national tourism development

Demand. Year after year, the Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena (Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica) increases the number of tourists who arrive at different touristic destinations, in search of a unique natural, cultural, and patrimonial experience. During 2019, there were 875,000 overnight stays (70% more than in 2014), 560,000 visits to the region’s Protected Wildlife Areas, and 76,000 tourist arrivals via cruise ships.

Recognition. Chile is the best adventure tourism destination in the world for the fourth consecutive year according to the last World Travel Awards. In addition to being declared the best “green” destination of 2020 in the world. 

Lonely Planet places Chile in the Top Ten as the most recommended destination to visit (2018) and the best “green” destination (2019).

Clearly, the experiences that are lived in touristic destinations of the Región de Magallanes and the Antártica Chilena (Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctica); contributed to Chile obtaining these awards. For example, Torres del Paine National Park was considered the 8th Wonder of the World in 2013 (VirtualTourist.com) and was also named the best tourist attraction in South America in 2020 (World Travel Awards).

In addition, NYT especially highlights the route of natural parks in Patagonia as a destination that cannot be missed (#6 of #52), while the Reserva de la Biósfera Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve) was chosen as one of the 100 green destinations on the planet by the Dutch entity, Green Destinations (2017).

Facts

Opportunities

By investing in the Región de Magallanes and the Antártica Chilena (Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region), you will be part of growing business opportunities: 

• The development of new sources of sustainable touristic attractions, with investment potential in infrastructure: special interest tourism, scientific tourism, Antarctic tourism, regenerative tourism, MICE tourism, nautical tourism, among others.

• To design and implement technological platforms aimed at improving and diversifying the supply of touristic goods and services in Chile. 

• Businesses with potential in new services for consolidated and high demand tourist attraction sources; and other emerging attraction sources, with high potential.