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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.
Urban and tourist services. It has El Loa National Park and museums with archaeological and anthropological patrinomy.
Bicycle ridings, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
Second region. Located 16 kilometers north of Chuquicamata and 213 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.
How to get there?
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.
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.
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 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$163 Ref. Double
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
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$188 Ref. Double
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…
From USD$164 Ref. Double
Calama touristic attractions
Near touristic attractions
|Loa Park||405 ft|
|Chuquicamata Coppermine||5,9 mi|
|Lasana Pucara||20 mi|
|Los Flamencos National Reserve||49 mi|
|Moon Valley||50 mi|
|Salt Mountain Rage||50 mi|
Destinations by Areas of Chile
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- La Serena, beaches and astronomy
- Valparaíso, Santiago and Vineyards
- Easter Island
- Lakes and Volcanoes District
- North Patagonia and Black Forest
- South Patagonia and Torres del Paine