San Isidro Lighthouse

San Isidro Lighthouse

Punta Arenas, Península de Brunswick

It has been guiding the navigation of one of the most dangerous seas in the world for over 100 years. It was built 10 miles south of a point where the first outposts of Spanish conquistadors were established during the XVI century. Accessed by trekking, you can see the shores of the strait with the Darwin Mountain Range in the background, as well as enter the humid Patagonian forests, for about 2 hours of the trail. Some 8 meters high, its imposing presence makes it a solid refuge from the inclement wind of this location. 

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Located at the southern tip of the Brunswick Peninsula, specifically 75 kilometers south of Punta Arenas. This location is nestled in an environment that combines several elements that make it a true Patagonian landscape.


  • Location type

    Coast, coastal roads, historical, bay, forests, mountains

  • Road type

    The main access road is Route 9, which a few kilometers after Fuerte Bulnes enters a dense forest and then borders the Strait of Magellan, continuing literally to the end of Route 9 (gravel road), after which there are two options: a sea route by speedboat that takes about 15 minutes to reach the lighthouse bay or the option of a 4-hour round trip trek.

    **If you decide to go trekking, we don’t want you to get lost, download the route for your iwatch here!

Filming Feasibility

  • Challenging

    Depending on the burden of the project, where light crews in human and technical aspects will be more favored, as there are space limitations to reach the site, with the boats only carrying 10 people. For projects with larger budgets and that require moving equipment and more crew, there are options of chartering catamaran-type boats that could transport larger groups.

Parking: Yes

Distance from Santiago

  • Option 1

    3 hrs flight, 30 minutes from Punta Arenas, 1 hour boat journey and 2 hour walk, Intermediate level.


  • Months of more light

    Between November and April between 17 and 12 hrs daylight

  • Months of less light

    Between June and August 7 hrs

  • Month of highest elevation of the sun

    December +64.31º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +13.68º

  • Warmer months

    January and February between 14C and 7ºC

  • Rainy month

    June to August

  • Coldest month

    Between May and August

  • Característica

    Strong winds and rain


  • Hoteleria local

    Distance to location

    There is an inn that opens occasionally on the site,

    Base camp option



  • Local network



  • Clothing

    Windbreaker and waterproof warm clothing.
  • Footwear

    Trekking shoes (hard boots, not sneakers), gorotex, gaiters
  • UV Protection

  • Physical condition

Faro San Isidro

Tourist activities / Links

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