Atacama Salar

Salar de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama


The Atacama Salar is the largest salt deposit in Chile, located in the Antofagasta Region and is situated exactly between two Chilean municipalities. The closest city, San Pedro de Atacama, is located 55 km to the north, while the regional capital, Antofagasta, is 316 km to the west. The Atacama Salar is one of the main attractions of the Los Flamencos National Reserve. Marvel at the large number of long-legged birds that nest and feed in its "eyes of water", such as the Chaxa Lagoon. Open your eyes wide, and discover the differences between the Andean, Chilean and James' flamingos.