The Red Lagoon is located at approximately 3700 meters above sea level in the Arica and Parinacota Region, in northern Chile. It is accessible from the town of Camiña, located 147 km from the city of Iquique. This lake of hot water (about 40-50 °C) is also called “Red Sea” by the local people. Its depth is unknown to the locals who attribute supernatural powers to the red water. There are myths of mysterious disappearances and deaths of Aymara Indians who drank the water.
Lago Chungará y volcán Parinacota, Chile
Atacama Desert landscape, volcanoes, lagoons and Altiplano of Chile
salt pillars in San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama desert, northern Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile - beautiful places to visit in South America
how to discover san pedro de atacama on a budget
For anyone visiting Chile, San Pedro de Atacama will be a must-see. For budget backpackers however, things can get a little pricey. Click on the pin to discover how this truly unique spot needn't cost the world.