Torres del Paine covering 181.000 hectares, was founded in 1959 and declared a World Reserve of the Biosphere by the UNESCO.
The Torres del Paine National Park is located in Chile’s Region XII, between the massif of the Andes Mountain Range and the Patagonian steppes, in the Ultima Esperanza Province community of Torres del Paine.
Puerto Natales, 144 km to the south of the park, is the closest urban center. It has 3 entry gates: “Portería Sarmiento”, “Laguna Amarga” and “Laguna Azul”. Besides, there are seven guard posts where you can do excursions and sport activities. In the park you can find “Cuernos de Paine”, internationally known because of its magnitude: They are huge rocky masses which can be seen from the paths of the park. Also, there are lakes covered with ice, glaciers and Grey Lake.