Patagonia Should Be Your Next Big DestinationBy Jenny G
Patagonia, known as “the land of giants”, is one of the most unique locations you can travel to. As the name suggests, the scale of the rocks and other natural formations in the region are truly grand, giving you a chance to experience a trip that really messes with your perceptions of size and distance.
Patagonia is home to a barren yet very picturesque scenery, including massive grass lands and majestic coastlines that include an always-surprising collection of wildlife. You’ll find King penguins at Tierra del Fuego, the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world at Punta Tombo, and adorable elephant seals on the beaches of the Valdes Peninsula. If you’re lucky, you’ll also catch a glimpse of the majestic orca whales. On land, you can witness more of Patagonia’s exotic wildlife, including the Guanaco, the llama’s wild cousin, as well as pumas in the Torres del Paine National Park.
Patagonia also has a wildly-fascinating history. Some of the most famous examples are the stenciled handprints found all over the La Cueva de Manos cavern and the museum for the Yamana aboriginal people in Wulaia Bay – two destination you should definitely experience.
However, most visitors come to Patagonia for one thing – nature. You’ll find everything from snow-covered mountain peaks, huge grassy plateaus, amazing views of the ocean, and the colorful marble found at the caves of Lago General Carrera. If you’re up for more extreme activity, you’ll find prime Ice Climbing spots at the El Perito Moreno glacier.