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Cotacotani Lagoons

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Surrounded by native fauna and desertic flora, the Cotacotani Lagoons are four lagoons connected by channels and natural cascades.

Its afluents come from two sources Benedicto Morales River and El Encuentro Estuary.


Flora and fauna.


Trekking, horseback ridings, birds watching, mountainbike, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


First region. Located 7 kilometers southeast of Parinacota, 45 kilometers east of Putre, 190 kilometers northeast of Arica and 392 kilometers north of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna.

Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia.

Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

Arica-Putre: Land route, by International Route CH-11 Arica- Tambo Quemado (Bolivia).

When to go?

All year long.


High desertic weather. The media temperature is 12ºC to 20ºC during day, and

-3ºC to -25ºC during night time. The media rain –snow- surpasses the 280 milimeters per year.


Alero de Patapatane, Caquena Bofedal, Chungara Lake, Surire Salar Lagoon, Cotacotani Lagoons, Payachatas mountains, Parinacota, Lauca National Park, Putre, Caquena River, Chungará tambo.

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