ushuaia

USHUAIA, located at the insular end of the South American continent, is known as the southernmost city in the world.

The name Ushuaia means bay that penetrates towards the west, which is a very apt description. This name comes from the Yámana language, who were the first inhabitants of the coasts of the Beagle Channel. Located on the banks of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial mountain range, it offers a unique landscape in Argentina, with the combination of mountains, sea, glaciers and forests.

The climate is unstable, with prevailing winds from the West sector, the four seasons can be felt on the same day.

The average summer temperature is 10ºC, with maximum that can reach 20ª, with sunlight from three in the morning until approximately twenty-three hours.

In winter, the average temperature is 1ºC, with minima that can reach -10ºC, allowing you to enjoy snow activities in the city, such as ice skating in the natural lagoon, known as “Laguna del Diablo”, or cross-country skiing or alpine, near the Martial Glacier, Cerro Castor or the Winter Centers located on Route 3.

The history of Ushuaia began to be outlined with the arrival, in 1869, of the Anglican missionary Stirling, who dedicated himself to evangelizing the natives. But without a doubt it was the decision of President Roca to install a penal colony in the region which helped the development and growth of Ushuaia.

wner of a unique landscape, Ushuaia offers endless possibilities and activities, in summer, trekking, horseback riding, sport fishing and mountain biking allowing the visitor to enjoy nature and explore unexplored places through such incredible scenarios as the Tierra del Fuego National Park. In winter, the magnificent geography and the cold temperatures invite you to practice skiing, both alpine (in descent) and in the background (in flat terrain). Sailing the Beagle Channel is another unforgettable experience since this was the scene of the exploits of those first settlers and is home to the marine fauna characteristic of the region.

To enjoy the stay in Ushuaia, we suggest always having at least a waterproof coat, and comfortable shoes to move with comfort and safety, through the streets with slope, characteristics of this city.

As for tourist services, the city has accommodation and restaurants of all categories as well as banks, exchange houses and all the amenities that the tourist needs.