Town of San Pedro Atacama
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Directions to Town of San Pedro Atacama
At approximately 100 kilometers from Calama, the driest desert in the world jealously hides a small oasis called San Pedro de Atacama. A village of dirt streets and adobe housing that have stolen the heart of thousands tourists with the charms of the Atacama and Spanish culture evidenced in each one of its buildings.
It is recomended to start walking on Caracoles Street with a sky so blue that seems to blend in with the ocean. Foreigners from all nationalities walk beside on these beautiful streets. The path begins to grow with tourist agencies, restaurants, hotels, accommodations, call centers and all the services that a tourist might need for their adventure to the incredible wonders that enclose the area.
You can’t miss visiting the Moon Valley and the Tatio geysers during your stay. If you continue walking towards Plaza de Armas, where you can rest a few moments below the shade of tamarugos and algarrobos.
There are many things to see, such as the famous a white church, as well as the cemetery and the arts and craft markets. There is also a lot of culture in San Pedro, which has a legacy that was born 11,000 years ago with the first communities of atacameños and who continued forged with the Inca invasion of the fifteenth century and the Spanish influence that arrived a hundred years later.
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