In the following locations:

  • Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas
  • In the lodges, refugios along the hiking trail of Patagonia

Which currency do they accept? It looks like the above locations are within Chile. Do they only accept Chilean pesos?

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Yes, in Chile most venues will only accept Chilean pesos.

It's different across the border in Argentina though, there you will fare much better with US dollars.

Update: In December 2015, the new Argentinian government removed the exchange restrictions which fed the demand for black market dollars, so they are now probably in much less demand.

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