María Cove

María Cove

Timaukel, Tierra del Fuego

About 20 km separate Lake Fagnano from María Cove, the southernmost point of Tierra del Fuego. An airstrip, a small house and a makeshift sign indicate the end of the road. The calm sea that can be appreciated is the Almirantazgo Sound, which serves as a base for the mountains that accompany the landscape of two national parks, which are thought to have served as a meeting point between different native cultures of Patagonia. 

Featured in María Cove

Valley that borders the seno Almirantazgo. It is a 400 hectare piece of land that borders two continental parks: the Parque Privado Karukinka and the Cordillera Darwin. This makes the place a platform for filming some of these locations. Its bay is wide in spaces. View of mountains and vegetation. From this point you can access little visited glaciers and other points of protected wildlife.


  • Location type

    Landscape, lakes, mountains, paths, forests, rivers, scenic.

  • Road type

    Good condition gravel , in winter only using chains and 4×4 , heavy snowfall although the roads are kept clear using machinery .

Filming Feasibility

  • Challenging

    For very large teams, almost no accommodation. Only cabins for small teams. Requires setting up a mix of base camp with domes or motorhomes.

Parking: Yes

Distance from Santiago

  • By Bahia Chilota

    3 hrs flight , 2 hrs boat journey , 4 hrs 40 minutes

  • By Bahia Azul

    • 3 hrs flight , 2 hrs 30 x route 9N to Cruce Punta Delgada
    • 45 minute boat journey to Bahía Azul and then 5 hrs


  • Months of more light

    Between November and April between 17 and 12 hrs of daylight.

  • Months of less light

    Between June and August 7hrs

  • Month of highest elevation of the sun

    December +60.02º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +13.15º

  • Windy months

    December to March

  • Rainy month

    Between May and September

  • Less windy month

    Between April and August

  • Snow

    From the end of July to September there are chances of a wintery landscape


  • Parador Ruffin

    Distance to site

    2 hrs

    Base Camp option

  • Lodge Deseado

    Distance to site

    30 Minutes

    Base Camp option

  • Estancia Lago fagnano

    Distance to site

    On location

    Base Camp option



  • Local Network

    Satellite Only


  • Clothing

    3 Layers rainproofed, gaiters, gloves
  • Footwear

    Goratex comfortable hiking
  • UV Protection

  • Physical condition

    Low level requirement
Caleta María

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