5 reasons to visit Torres del Paine in springtime
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September 21, 2016

Five reasons to visit Torres del Paine National Park in springtime

Spring begins today in the southern hemisphere. But it is not until the first days of October that the weather starts to change in the southernmost tip of the planet. Here is a list of five reasons why you can’t miss Patagonia in this time of the year.

1. Longer daytime

Más horas de luz en el Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Spring comes hand in hand with increased sunlight. This makes flowers start blooming in the Park, slowly filling it with colors. This phenomenon also means more daytime to explore the Torres del Paine National Park in depth.

2. The wind reaches Patagonia

Viento en la Patagonia, Lago Pehoé.

Incredibly, there’s an advantage to the arrival of the wind to Patagonia. Particularly for photo enthusiasts and those who appreciate sunsets as they appear in movies. The wind draws pictures with the clouds every morning and evening, becoming a sight worth seeing for Park visitors.

3. Better chances of spotting a puma

Guanaco, Chulengo, Patagonia.

Puma watching has become one of the main tourist attractions at Torres del Paine National Park. The Park has a population of at least 50 individuals, one of the largest concentrations in the world. The best moment to spot one is between October and November. In this time of the year, guanacos give birth to their young –called chulengos– and pumas come out to hunt them.

4. Birds fly out to explore

Aves en Patagonia

Just like puma spotting increases in this time of the year, watching birds is also easier as they return to the area together with the spring.

5. explora has an exclusive springtime benefit

La primavera en Patagonia, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

In 2016, explora Patagonia has extended its winter rates until November 14 so that you can experience the colors of spring at the Torres del Paine National Park.

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