San Pedro de Atacama is one of those rare places where you arrive and immediately feel like you want to stay there for longer then you planned.
Sitting in the middle of absolutely nowhere and in the center of the world’s driest desert, San Pedro bursts with life and activity.
The town of San Pedro de Atacama itself might seem touristy, but there is an endearing charm to the dusty streets, slow pace of life, and mud-slabbed buildings. The town has a beautifully preserved colonial center and all buildings are built in a similar way, preserving the special feel of it.
The surrounding areas of this desert town, are what make this one of the top travel destinations in all of South America. Geysers lift from the dry surface, salt lakes form in the earth’s gentle depressions, ancient faces are carved into dry rock walls, and gorgeously carved valleys show off their beauty all within striking distance of this adobe town. Even for seasoned Latin America travelers, San Pedro is one of the absolute favorites.
Things we love to do here:
- Rent a bike and explore the moon valley. Bring along something to drink and climb the top of a sand dune and watch the sunset over the red desert!
- You cannot miss one of the best views of the milky way during an astronomic tour!!
- Stop by at Barros Cafe for an exquisite gourmet lunch or dinner. The best place to eat in town.
- Visit El Tatio Geysers and enjoy a wonderful breakfast surrounded by an impressive living volcanic area… you will not regret to wake up at 04:30 am!!