This picturesque adobe town is the gateway to the world’s driest desert, the Atacama. San Pedro is small and wonderfully relaxed, decked out with all the conveniences needed for those exploring the surrounding area – restaurants, bars and beds. From here, it’s easy to find adventure, be it in the form of sand dunes, moon-like valleys, volcanoes, geysers, brightly-hued lagoons, salt flats or even star-gazing. The town is also a centre of the Atacama’s indigenous culture, with plenty of places dedicated to keeping ancient traditions and local arts and crafts alive.  

San Pedro de Atacama at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about San Pedro de Atacama:

GMT -4
time difference
14.5 Hours
flight time
2,500
population
El Tatio geysers
famous landmark
Patasca
local food
Spring
best time to visit

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