Bahia Lapataia
Bahia Lapataia
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,271 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful views on the bay at the end of the world. Major photo and selfie opportunities at the signs, and at the viewpoint.
Written 1 February 2024
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye919 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples

Most tours of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego (Tierra del Fuego National Park) include Bahia Lapataia. This is the southern end of the Panamericana with a sign giving the distance to the northern terminal in Alaska. The road is gravel in the National Park but easily passable in a two-wheel drive car.
There is also a boardwalk down to the waters edge of the Beagle Channel and a path through the trees up to a view point. this should be a peaceful spot for a walk, but at times there will be many tourists especially when a cruise boat is in Ushuaia.
Written 26 June 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,452 contributions
Jan 2023
Located just outside of the city, Ushuaia, is this stunning area, which is literaly scensory oveload, a place not to be missed during a visit to the national park.
Written 2 February 2023
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS5,453 contributions
Dec 2022
When we visited the Tierra del Fuego National park, we did two fairly easy scenic hikes. The first was a short one along a lake and a slow moving river. There were a number of birds and lots of trees with moss growing on their trunks. Our 2nd hike was called Mirador Lapataia and the well marked trail led upwards to a viewing platform that overlooked the bay and the Beagle channel.
Written 31 December 2022
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,226 contributions
Mar 2020
Come for the sign, stay for the views -- the sign marking the end of the Pan-American Highway linking North America to South America, the views of Bahia Lapataia (Lapataia Bay) in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

You'll reach here on Argentina Route 3, which ends with a parking lot and a much-photographed sign that announces, in Spanish, the termination of Route 3 but doesn't mention this is also the end of the Pan-American Highway, other than to list a distance from Alaska that I believe is several thousand kilometers less than the true figure.  

By the way, don't confuse this sign at the end of the paved world with the fin-del-mundo (end of the world) sign in downtown Ushuaia (see my review, "Bottom's up!"). Pick your preferred end-of-the-world sign and defend it to the death! The argument for this one: it's only 600 miles to Antarctica, and there are no roads beyond this point.

Don't stop at the sign, though. Beyond it, an elevated wooden pathway takes you across pretty countryside to a nice bay view.

TIPS:

* There's another sign of interest here, a blue-and-white one proclaiming "Las Malvinas son Argentinas"  ("The Malvinas Are Argentina's"). It's a not-so-subtle dig at British tourists, reminding them that, even though Argentina lost the 1982 war for possession of what Britain calls the Falklands Islands, in Argentina's mind those islands are theirs.

* This is NOT, as some have said in their Bahia Lapataia reviews, where the End of the World Post Office is (see my review, "Really special delivery").
Written 18 April 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX2,016 contributions
Jan 2020
When the road stopped (and yes, we got the obligatory photo by the sign), we got out of the van and explored. I think my favorite parts were the really neat elevate wooden pathways. Really gets a person into nature without disturbing it.
Nice!
Written 24 March 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,026 contributions
Feb 2020
If you come to the Tierra del Fuego National Park by tour or taxi, you will most certainly be brought here. This is the place everyone wants a photo or selfie at...the End-Of-The-World, the last stop of the Pan American Highway that begins in Prudhoe Bay Alaska and ends here 11,090 miles away! (17,848 km). It is the "longest road in the world" that connects two continents north to south

BOTTOM LINE: This is pretty cool to see the sign here. There is a trail walkway that takes you to a lake lookout. If cruise ships are in port, this will be a very popular stop and will be crowded. There is a smaller parking area here along with flush toilets. A MUST PHOTO STOP! MY RATING: 8/10
Written 4 March 2020
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Mktpro99
West Palm Beach, FL1,291 contributions
Feb 2020
Great views of the mountains in Chile and suer reflections on the lake on quiet days. Visit in the national park.
Written 12 February 2020
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PaulAK2011
Anchorage, AK517 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My travel companion and I had been near the end of the northern end of the highway in Alaska, so this was a special experience for us. The end of the road is a gravel spot with a foot board walk out for a better view of the lovely mountains, lake and forest . There are various walks around the end of the road and a nice big informative wooden sign to have your photo taken with . The mountains forest, and waters remind me of coastal Alaska.
Written 2 February 2020
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Lidia E
New York City, NY118 contributions
Nov 2019
As a city surrounded by water & mountains the views are unusual The Bay is clean & allows for a very peaceful walk around it
Written 23 January 2020
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