In southern South America there is a Land where immensity reigns, the contrasts amaze us and people's warmth is unsurpassed:
Patagonia...how to describe it?
• It is mountains. The Patagonian-Fueguinos
Andes extend to the west like a huge wall acting as a borderline with
Chile. With landscapes of lakes and pines, it has snow during winter and
plenty of flowers and scents during summer.
• Towards the east, the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches. A deep blue sea with warm waters coming from Brazil
at North Patagonia, and cold in the south (past St. Matías Gulf)
populated by penguins, whales and
• It is also a vast plateau in its central part, with high "steps" descending from the Andes
towards the Ocean. Most of Patagonia's surface belongs to this area. Flat
and distant horizons, which are sometimes interrupted by the blue ribbons
formed by the big rivers and their valleys.
• And finally the corollary of this Land of the Extreme: Tierra
del Fuego, also known as the "Uttermost End of the World".
Mountains and sea come together like in no other place in America. This
region encloses the city of Ushuaia, Cape Horn, the Magellan Strait and
is also a gateway to Antarctica. Such names can only bring us back to
old myths, adventure and legends.