Port City




March 2014 • Canon 60D camera


+54 2901

City dial code


Malvinas Argentinas Airport


Time Zone (UTC)

Ushuaia is regarded as the ‘southernmost city in the world’. The name Ushuaia comes from the original inhabitants, Yamanas, meaning ‘bay that penetrates westward’. Located on the shores of the Beagle channel, you have the amazing scenery of snowcapped mountains to the back and ice cold Antarctica waters to the front. This is the port that you sent off from if you want to visit Antarctica.

The Tierra del Fuego National Park is a must for any hiker and wildlife enthusiast to experience. Located nearby it is Argentina's first coastal national park, and is easy to get to by bus. Great for day hikes as the trails are short and not strenuous. Unfortunately when we were visiting the weather was bad so decided not to go.

The Beagle channel cruise is a half day tour on a boat. Visiting some nearby islands of sea lions and cormorants, its a great way to see the local wildlife. Plus you get to see the iconic lighthouse that is on so many postcards for Ushuaia. Another must–do activity if you stay here is to visit Martillo island for a chance to visit a colony of penguins.

If you want to avoid any kind of activities, then you can sample some of the restaurants and cafes on the main street, San Martin, in Ushuaia. Small boutique shops along with outdoor wear and equipment are also nearby, if fancy doing some souvenir shopping or get some extra warm clothes! Below are some photos of Ushuaia that I managed to take when the weather was not extremely windy or rainy.

Where to stay

Aijpel Bed and Breakfast

Vicente Canga No. 1837
+54 2901 423 821

Warm and comfortable. Clean and tidy.
Large bedroom. Wi–Fi. Good breakfast.
10–15 minute walk to center of town

Maria Lola Resto

Deloqui 1048, Ushuaia 9410

An amazing hill-top restaurant with great scenery if you get a chance to sit by the window. Nice atmosphere and interior design.

A bit pricey but the food and drinks was amazing. Tasty deserts too. Service was excellent. Well Recommended.

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