ARGENTINA has some 4,665km (2,899 mi) of coastline predominantly bordering the South Atlantic Ocean. For the purposes of the Great Southern Route Guide, this Fact File focuses on the southern most part of Argentina known as Patagonia and Ushuaia; the port from which superyachts depart to the Antarctica Peninsula.
Ushuaia is regarded as the southernmost city in the world and is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.
Ushuaia is a key access point to the southern regions and a popular vacation spot for people from Buenos Aires. It receives regular flights at Ushuaia International Airport from Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile, and its commercial pier is a major port for Antarctic cruiseship, superyacht and research traffic. Excellent facilities and support services can be obtained.