Ushuaia is the capital of the province of Tierra
del Fuego and one of the southernmost cities in
the world. It is located a on the southern coast
of the island of Tierra del Fuego, surrounded
by mountains, forests and lakes and facing the
Beagle Channel. It is a charming city equipped
with an important tourist services infrastructure,
a commercial center and a social and a growing
cultural activity. The name “Ushuaia”
comes from the Yámana tongue, which means
"bay overlooking the West".
Ushuaia presents unvisited unspoiled territories
that attracts tourists from all over the world
to discovery, fun and adventure. The most popular
activities are hiking, horse riding, climbing
and diving. The tourist attractions comprise the
Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can
use the famous Tren del Fin del Mundo. The park
shelters Lakes Fagnano and Roca, the channel and
the southernmost subantartic forests.
You can also hire a boat charter to Cape Horn
(in Chilean territory) and admire the local birds,
penguins and seawolves, glaciers, bays and cliffs
on the islands in the Beagle Channel. Some tours
also include the Lighthouse at the End of the
World (Faro del fin del mundo) situated at the
Isla de los Estados, which became famous by Jules
Vernes in the novel of the same name.
It is also a strategic access point to the southern
regions; it receives cruise ships that goes to
the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Antarctica
dock at the port. There are a some areas for skiing
nearby, like the Mount Castor Ski Resort Cerro
Castor and Glaciar Martial.
Tourists from all round the world visit Ushuaia
year in year out, becoming one of the most favourite
destinations for exclusive vacations.