T he journey from Calama to this enchanting Chilean village gives us an anticipatory picture of how far-off, arid and hostile our destination will be. After a little over one hour on the road we will reach a picture- postcard place whose architecture is bound to mesmerize everyone: most of the houses in San Pedro de Atacama are made from adobe and stone; its quaint main square, streets and church are also landmarks in this “oasis”.
Church of San Pedro de Atacama
In spite of its long distance from Chile´s main cities, Atacama features an irrigation canal that distributes water, as well as services such as ATMs, pharmacies, bakeries, eateries and so much more. Obviously, without losing its identity and the charm bestowed by its lovely streets.
San Pedro de Atacama is a must-see for adventurers not only because of its beauty and cultural wealth. It is also a starting point to visit some of the natural treasures that lie within this vast country.
Here are some of the top destinations you may tour while staying in San Pedro de Atacama.