Laguna Cejar, San Pedro de Atacama
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Travel the salt flats to arrive at Laguna Cejar, a sink hole filled with water. This hole in the desert now serves as a unique swimming hole due to its high salt content, allowing for swimmers to easily float on the surface. Be sure to bring your own fresh water to rinse off with afterward, or take advantage of the showers that can be found on the site. Once you get out, take time to view the Andes mountains in the distance or remain until after dark for a clear view of the nighttime sky. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Laguna Cejar and many more San Pedro de Atacama attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Pedro de Atacama itinerary planner.
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  • Very incredible to be able to float in the lagoons is a unique sensation, the water is very cold and is not currently open to the public
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  • Despite the water being cold, veeeeery well worth floating in salt pond. Book at least 3 hours to enjoy the Lakes.
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  • In truth there's no denying the beauty of the lakes that make up the Centre laguna tourist relent, but the prices are very high so you can get you just photographs more than 50 meters of of cejar which is the most beautiful lagoons and also that only can bathe in a single Lake.
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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.
  • Amazing place. You need to enter on the water to float...
  • One of the many lagunas. You don't swim in it but in the laguna next to it. Entrance fee is quite steep.
  • 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.