Cueva del Milodon, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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#3 of 18 in Parks in Magallanes Region
Cave Nature / Park
Stare into the jagged-toothed mouth of Cueva del Milodon and find out if you have the courage to enter a mysterious cave. A natural monument, the 200 m (656 ft) long cave stands out not so much for its scenic beauty, but for its archeological importance. It was here that the best-preserved remains of the mylodon, a genus of giant sloth that became extinct more than 10,000 years ago, were found. Weighing in at over 2,500 kg (5,511 lb), the beast would have made for an intimidating foe. Look out for the life-size statue of the enormous ground sloth, built in memory of the discovery. Make Cueva del Milodon a part of your Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) vacation plans using our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) holiday planner.
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  • The story says that the cave was formed by erosion made by the snow and water and that they found remains of a type of large animal
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  • Very nice place, I liked it more than the representation of Mylodon that there is by fossils, waterfalls and caves, presenting the place, economic and very cute meet.
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  • The place is amazing, the cave is much more big than thought charged energy, by the open roads you can see mountains in the background is a very good experience!
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Despite Puerto Natales' tourist-centric approach, accommodations remain as low-key as the town itself, and many backpackers and trekkers opt to stay in the numerous small lodges and hostels here. These shared spaces feature extremely basic facilities, though combined with cozy common areas and the friendliness of family-run establishments. Many of these hostels are also more than willing to arrange travel if you want to set out into the mountains. As in many of the nation's outdoor-adventure hubs, Puerto Natales' lodging options tend to offer lower rates during the low season.
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