Ojos del Salar, San Pedro de Atacama

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#12 of 23 in Outdoors in San Pedro de Atacama
Cool off at Ojos del Salar, an oasis in the desert. The lake looks particularly impressive against its barren surroundings, with the water providing a stark contrast to the backdrop of harsh mountains and dry plains. Stop off here as part of your excursion, taking photos of the lake and using its reflections to hone your trick photography skills. You'll be pleased to hear that the lake is suitable for swimming, so come prepared and take a refreshing dip. Put Ojos del Salar into our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I expected something more impressive, but it still seemed excellent panorama. The place given to take good pictures with the volcanoes in the background. There are people who are released to swim in the water, but I did not.
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  • It is a very nice place since that allows you to interact with nature, most of the landscapes are protected by indigenous communities which is fine, but many times that limited experience, in this case you can swim in one of the eyes, the water is very rec onfortante for the heat and a little salty due to the fact that these pools are filled by water groundwater that contains high levels of minerals. It is also a beautiful landscape, you can not miss it
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  • Are two wells in the middle of the desert, they were made to search for oil. How are close, received the name of Ojos of Salar. But it has nothing exceptional. If it's not worth it to do it alone, so it is sold with Cejar Lagoon and Tebinquiche. One of the wells can take a shower, the other the water is dark and full of algae. The pictures more favor than the reality show.
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