Tara Lagoon

Know Tara Lagoon

Located in Los Flamencos National Reserve. Tara Lagoon is the main water resource for the native flora and fauna of the area. With a surface that varies between the 3 and 25 squared kilometers, the lagoon exist thanks to the Zapaleri River (origin in Bolivia). In the place you can find bofedales, coirones, paja amarilla, tolas amaja, flamencos, vicuñas, chululos, caities, culpeos foxes, chorlos de la puna, jergon ducks and andes seagulls, among others.

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

    Flora and fauna.

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:

    Flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

  • Weather:

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

  • Location:

    Flora and fauna.

  • Services;

    Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, camping.

  • How to get there:

    Anywhere-Calama: Airway.
    Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.
    Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.
    Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.
    Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.
    San Pedro de Atacama-Tara Lagoon: Land route, by Route CH-27.

  • Surroundings:

    Tulor town, Puritana springs, Cordillera of the Salt, Chaxa Lagoon, Tara Lagoon, Miscanti and Miñiques, Peine, Quitor Pukara, Jere Stream, Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama Salar, San Pedro de Atacama, Socaire, Toconao, Moon Valley, Licancabur Volcano.


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