Villa Las Estrellas
Antarctic Peninsula : Villa Las Estrellas
The settlement's population ranges from 120 people in the summer to about 80 during the Arctic winter. It is primarily a supply hub for different research bases around the continent.
Flights arrive at Teniente R. Marsh Airport. They are mostly from the city of Punta Arenas, operated by commercial airline Aerovias DAP . There are also flights to other reaserch bases around the continent. Prices are very high and the number of flights are very limited. The flights can often be cancelled or delayed for many days due to poor weather conditions.
With only 14 houses, the town is extremely small, and can be easily traversed on foot.
The local school has three computers equipped with satellite internet connections.
The Chilean telecommunications company Entel PCS has a mobile phone antenna on-site. A coin-operated payphone is also located in the centre of town.
A branch of the Chilean postal service exists in the town, which stamps letters with an Antarctic postmark before sending them.