Mirador Laguna Amarga

Accessible by Car


  • Operated: All year
  • Located: 9 route & Y-156 route via Cerro Castillo at 110km from Puerto Natales at 5km from Laguna Amarga entrance.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Experience Required: None


Laguna Amarga is a small lake, located outside the eastern limit of Torres del Paine National Park, about 5km from Lake Sarmiento. Both belong to the same basin closed in by glacial moraine. Its base comprises the rocks of the Cerro Toro Formation.

Named the “mirador”, which means viewpoint, and “laguna amarga”, which means bitter lake, the water is a bluish-green colour and got its name from the high pH in the water. And those white stones that crown its banks are stromatolites of calcium carbonate, rock formations present in few places in the world.

If it’s not cloudy you will be able to see the Torres of Torres del Paine from here.

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