Ushuaia is a small town, really easy to get around on foot. The Yamanas, its first inhabitants, called it Ushuaia which means “protected bay” in their language. It was officially incorporated into the Republic of Argentina in 1884, and it soon became a penal colony, in order to establish a permanent Argentine settlement.
Upon arrival in Ushuaia, you will be taken to your selected hotel. Take the afternoon to explore the town or visit one of its curious museums—the Thematic Gallery of the “Historia Fueguina”, a kid favorite!, to see the more than 120 character life size figures that will tell you all about the history of Ushuaia, or unearth the story of the most scary and dangerous criminals at the Prison Museum. And please, don’t forget the local gastronomy! Ushuaia is the best place to eat seafood—try the finger-licking Blake Hake.
Say Hueque tips
You’ve gone further than ever in the globe…the word you shouldn’t forget is centolla (king crab!). Take a look at our Ushuaia Travel Guide and unveil the mystery.