Paradise Bay is a waterway located close to the extreme northern tip of Antarctica. Thanks to its relative proximity to South America, it is one of the major points of entry for those visiting Earth’s coldest continent.
Antarctica was the last of Earth’s continents to be discovered, and one of the earliest places to be visited was Paradise Bay. It was a popular place for whalers in the 19th century. In 1950 the bay was the site of the first visit of a head of state, Gabriel Videla of Chile, to Antarctica.
Paradise Bay is technically a harbor wedged between the Antarctic Peninsula and several islands. The bay is rimmed in scenic, snow-covered mountains which reflect in the calm, glacier-dotted waters. The area of the bay is home to a large number of penguins at certain times of the year.
Paradise Bay is the most visited point in all of Antarctica. In addition to the Argentine research base that is located here, Paradise Bay receives the bulk of the cruise ships that travel to Antarctica during the winter (summer) months. Many of those who visit do so to claim seven continent bragging rightsd. Web: N/A.
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