Jeinimeni Lake National Reserve
Jeinimeni Lake National reserve is located 57 kms southwest of the city of Chile Chico. It has a surface area of 161,100 hectares, in which you can witness the regions biodversity in all its magnitude. Its scenic beauty allows for the presence of the area's four ecosystems: deciduous forests, evergreen forests, steppe, and high peaks.
Illustrated on a Chilean hillside known as Cerro Unitas and surrounded by thousands of smaller geoglyphs, the Atacama Giant, a massive image of a deity used to calculate the movements of the moon, stands as one of the largest geoglyphs ever discovered.
Mercado Mastica is a family scene where the work of small independent producers in Chile is shown. Founded in 2015, Mercado Mastica has grown organically, opening up to different areas such as design and fashion. Today we are a platform that has spread the work of more than 1000 entrepreneurs, and we continue to grow.
Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) was formed million of years ago. It was an old lake, which bottom went raising by the same movements of the terrestrial coast which gave origin to the Andes Mountains. Moulded through time by rain, wind and the Sun of the Atacama Desert, its final form that we know nowadays counts with a great variety of natural sculptures, different types of stratifications and varied colorations by the mineral diversity of the place.
A slightly less tourist destination, but very relevant to the history of the bay and the region is Guayacán, an old neighborhood south of the peninsula that in 2005 was declared a Typical Zone for its particular architecture and urban landmarks full of history.
The presence of the Atacameño people or likan antai in the pre -illeilleran area of the Atacama desert dates back to the 6th century A.D. The vestiges of the first communities that inhabited the area of San Pedro de Atacama, allow us to affirm that it was an agro-pottery culture, dedicated to the cultivation of corn, potatoes and quinoa, in addition to the cattle raising of auquénidos such as llamas and vicuñas.
San Cristobal Hill
Cerro San Cristóbal is located within the Metropolitan Park of Santiago (the largest urban park in Chile) and is worth a visit to access a panoramic view of the city and the Andes, 700 meters high.