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Antofagasta

Here in Antofagasta there is a mix of stories about mining towns in the middle of the desert. The city awaits you with clear starry skies and beaches that are perfect for the family and sports.

Travel through history, exploring the corners and mysteries of the saltpeter offices. These old villages, whose boom happened at the turn of the last century have become actual “ghost towns”.

Enjoy the clear skies of the Atacama Desert to see the stars at the best astronomical observatories of the country.

Visit the beaches close to town, with white sands and calm waters. If you love surfing or bodyboarding, don’t despair, there are also waves to test out your skills!

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Discover the attractions of Antofagasta

La Portada Natural Monument

This peculiar rocky formation resembles a white arch. Set in an area where strong waves crash into the cliffs, behold the power of nature reflected in these stone walls, which are actually mountain tops of the Coastal Mountain Range. Walk[...]

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Saltpeter Offices

Relive the history of saltpeter and its significance in the northern part of Chile, where around 200 settlements rose up next to the mines at the end of the 19th century, small towns that brought life into the inhospitable Atacama[...]

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@elenasonnino

Sometimes a new day is all you need for a new perspective. Sometimes though, you have to be a bit more intentional about clearing your mind.

@chilediscovery

Desierto de Atacama. Fotografía de @mygobe

A MAGICAL SUNRISE TOUR OF EL TATIO GEYSERS, CHILE

@Wanderlust Chloe

As I set my alarm for 4am, and rolled over in Hostel Desert – our cute little base in San Pedro de Atacama, I felt excited for the next day’s events. Over the past year or so of travel blogging I’d visited Costa Rican waterfalls, Guatemalan volcanoes, Mayan ruins, medieval Croatian cities and been swimming in several oceans, lakes and rivers. Up until now though, I’d never seen a geyser. In fact, I didn’t really know what a geyser was.

@clariiss

if you think my hands are full, you should see my heart ♥ gratitude.

Desierto Florido

@AnnaNowak

Atacama is surprising. It looks like it has more surprises for me than I could ever expect. I heard about the phenomenon of desierto florido

THE LAGOONS OF THE ATACAMA HIGHLANDS

@Macca Sherifi

Taking a tour of the Altiplanic lagoons in the Atacama Highlands

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