Tourism in San Pedro de Atacama
Distance: 95 kilometers away from Calama
Main Activity: Tourism
Second region. Located 38 kilometers north of Toconao and 320 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.
Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.
San Pedro de Atacama is a colonial town formed by small and narrow streets; it is considered the archaeological capital of Chile. It is a popular site visited especially by foreigners. It is also known as a site for spiritual development. Here you will still find an important trace of the Atacama Culture whose customs are well preserved.
- San Pedro Church
- Archaeological museum
- The Lizor and Putana volcanic summits
- Populations of Caspana, Toconao, Chiu-Chiu and Lasana
- The Colonial Incan House
- Tulor and Catarpe Ruins
- Salar de Atacama
- Tatio Geysers
- Licancabur Volcano
- Ruins of Peine Viejo Chapel
- Valle de La Luna (Sanctuary of Nature)
- Pucará de Quitor
Hiking, horseback ridings, bicycle ridings, photography.
How to get there?
Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.
Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.
Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.
Hotels in San Pedro de Atacama
This comfortable Hotel offers a magic architecture of the region.
It is located few streets from downtown. This hotel combines the modern comfort with the rustic charm of the zone.
Located 1,5 km away from the centre of the town of San Pedro in a peaceful location with stunning views of the volcanoes within the Andean range. The grounds are surrounded by Carob Trees and Native Chanar, offering peace and tranquility.