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Huasco Lagoon

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Huasco Lagoon is a fantastic place to visit in the middle of the desert. The lagoon was created by ancient glaciers and summer rain. It´s located 3780 meters above sea level.

It has an amazing flora and fauna such as alpacas, guanacos, llamas, vicuñas and vizcachas. Birds are also part of the enviroment, and you can find flamencos, wild geese, ducks, caiti, juarjales, jergones and the andes seagull, as well as the american ostrich.

Attractions

Flora and fauna.

Activities

Flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region. Located 60 kilometers east of Pica and 174 kilometers east of Iquique.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway

Santiago-Iquique: Airway (LanChile and Sky)

Anywhere-Iquique: Land route

Iquique-Huasco Lagoon: Land route

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 0,9 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,4ºC and the lowest is 12,5ºC.

Surroundings

Huatacondo prehispanic towns, Collagua, Pintados geoglifos, La Huayca, Lagar, Huasco Lagoon, Humberstone Saltpeter Office, Pisadas de Dinosaurios, Santa Laura Saltpeter Office vestiges, La Tirana Catholic Sanctuary, Macaya, Lirima and Mamiña Springs

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