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Calama

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Calama is an urban center located in the middle of the desert (2260 meters above sea level).

In northeast Antofagasta, Calama has great temperatures, different tourist services and the proper infrastructure of a city in the desert. Nearby Calama you will find the desert, but also valleys and mountains.

Calama is also an important commercial, financial and administrative center. Today, the tourism has increased thanks to Loa River in which you can practice fly fishing and swim.

Attractions

Urban and tourist services. It has El Loa National Park and museums with archaeological and anthropological patrinomy.

Activities

Bicycle ridings, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Second region. Located 16 kilometers north of Chuquicamata and 213 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.

Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rains are more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

Housing, food, outdoor activities.

Surroundings

Ayquina, Caspana, Chiu-Chiu, Cupo, Conchi Dam, Geyser del Tatio, Ayquina Church, Lasana, Chuquicamata, Ollague, Conchi town, Coska town, Lasana Pukara, Turi Pukara, Loa River, Ascotan Salar, Carcote Salar, Toconce, Aucanquilcha Volcano.

Some featured hotels in Calama

  • Hotel Agua del Desierto

    Hotel Agua del Desierto is located at the Calama Oasis in a landscape of 193.750 ft2, surrounded by ancient pepper trees, green areas, a tranquility and quiet environment, 5 minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from the airport. The…

    From USD- Ref.

    Hotel Agua del Desierto
  • Sonesta Hotel Calama

    Sonesta Hotel Calama is located in the new family entertainment center, commercial and financial point of Calama, Plaza Sol del Loa, the main touristic point of the city. Number of rooms: 148. Check In: 14:00 Hrs. Check Out: 12:00…

    From USD$204 Ref. Double

    Sonesta Hotel Calama
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama

    Hotel Diego de Almagro is in an excellent location within the city. It is a modern and comfortable hotel. It offers 146 executive rooms and 6 events rooms with modern facilities. The bedrooms are large and have American style beds.…

    From USD$164 Ref. Double

    Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama
  • Hotel Park Calama

    Located in Chile's second Region in Calama, this Hotel offers all the attractions of one of the most unusual areas in the north of the country, where it is concentrated the most important mining activity of the country. Seat of archeological…

    From USD$150 Ref. Double

    Hotel Park Calama

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    February/2013

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    March/2013

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Certificates

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