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Cejas laguna, San Pedro de Atacama
(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Take a dip in Cejas laguna, a large salt lake surrounded by expanses of barren desert landscape. Like the Dead Sea, the hypersalination of the water here allows you to float easily, so lean back and admire the landscape from the comfort of the water. Be prepared for an unusual experience, and expect to wait at the showers after your swim: everyone wants to rinse the salt off, and the facilities struggle to cope with the crowds that come here during peak times. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cejas laguna and many more San Pedro de Atacama attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Pedro de Atacama holiday planner.
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  • There are two places on Earth where it can float in the water without effort. The dead sea and Cejar lagoon. Unmissable, in addition, the concentration of salts is intense and causes a general relaxation in the rest of the day
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  • A saltwater lagoon so focused, that upon entering, the body naturally fluctuates, similar to the dead sea. However, you don't get in the Laguna Cejar itself because the salt concentration is above the tolerated by the human body, you walk into the nearby lagoon. The view of the 2 ponds is beautiful, with a white border of salt (Cejar) and the wonderful blue january 2. It's not cheap to get in, but it's worth it.
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  • It is a very cute and like everything in this area, place broadly protected. Birth saying that the entry is expensive, $15 mil per person, but I suggest to negotiate (I did and paid 70 thousand by 6 people). The lakes are beautiful, but the medium, I think that eyebrows is that of the float attraction. The water has such a concentration of salt that effectively to fleets without any effort. Eye that to get this water feels cold, but once given the first dip is great. There are showers and changing rooms. It is convenient to carry a change of clothes to move to the back.
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  • Astounding place! However, I visited Laguna Cejar on July 2015 which is a winter month in Chile, thus the water from the lagoon was very cold!. The lagoon itself is beautiful and heavily crowded, as it is one of the main attractions nearby San Pedro. My personal recommendation to bare the cold water is to swim to the center of the lagoon, where water is usually a bit warmer. If you visit during summer season (December to March) the cool water should be exactly what you need to face the harsh sun.
  • Very nice lagoon in a salt lake near San Pedro. You can swim in a lagoon like in the dead sea in israel. The entry fee is very expencive, 15000 C$ p.P.
  • This is the closest thing to a beach in the desert. Floating and relaxing under the sun is quite enjoyable... I recommend taking a tour or biking it's only 20 kms away from San Pedro and totally flat ground! Entrance is expensive so plan to stay here a good time. You can have a picnic in the quinchos.
  • One of the many lagunas. You don't swim in it but in the laguna next to it. Entrance fee is quite steep.
  • Amazing place. You need to enter on the water to float...