San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama is located in Antofagasta Region, in the Atacama desert and near the Salar de Uyuni. It grew around an oasis over centuries and nearby native ruins showcase pre-Colombian cultures. The city has a significant archaeological museum with a large collection of relics and artifacts from the region. Other popular activities include sand boarding and stargazing, with unrivalled views in the dry clean air. The town lies at an average altitude of approximately 2,400m (7,900 ft) and visitors often experience mild altitude sickness such as dizziness, lethargy and headaches.

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San Pedro de Atacama