Know PicaKnown by its lemon an mango trees, the oasis of Pica is a great place to visit, right in the middle of the desert. This prehispanic town is located southeast of Iquique and it has fresh waters that enable agricultural and gastronomic activities. There are also archaeological attractions like the San Andres Church. In Pica you can find springs or “cochas”, ideal to have a relaxing time.
Attractions: Agricultural, gastronomical and archaeological interest.
Activities: Trekking, horseback ridings, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Anywhere-Santiago: Airway
Santiago-Iquique: Airway (LanChile and Sky)
Anywhere-Iquique: Land route
Iquique-Pica: Land route
When to go: All year long.
Weather: 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.
Services: Housing, food, camping.
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