The Magdalena island and Magellanic penguins
A stage of a journey in the far southern Chilean Patagonia is the hike in the small Magdalena Island, a nature reserve. The island has a length of 2 km and a maximum width of 500 metres. Is in the middle of the Strait of Magellan and is located about 30 km northeast of Punta Arenas, the main centre of the region and base for exploring the area. The island is uninhabited, but the absence of people is matched by the presence of some 65,000 pairs of Magellanic penguins, which makes the island one of the largest animal colonies of Chile and South America. In addition to penguins Isla Magdalena hosts cormorants and several other species of Antarctic origin. You can get there by boat from the town of Punta Arenas. The tours last for half a day to visit the island, where we walk a pathway one kilometer long .