Big North

Belén

Belén has a population of 148 inhabitants, is located 10.629 feet of altitude, 82 miles of Arica and 47 miles of Putre. It is the only town of the Plateau founded by the Spaniards. The northern town of Belén was constructed according to the colonial model, reason why their streets are perfectly ordered in its section. The town of Belén [...] Read more ››

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo (Old Port) is a fishing cove with some restaurants and a lot of small strong tents (summer houses) in front of an impressive calmed beach. The stretch is 64 miles from Bahía Inglesa and 67,1 miles from Caldera, half normally paved and the other half with salt.. The town is inhabited by 107 people. Until Caldera was [...] Read more ››

Pan de Azucar National Park, Chile.

Pan the Azucar National Park is located 18,6 miles northwest from Chañaral, in the Third Region. It was created in 1985 and has a total surface of 43.769 hectares. Pan de Azucar National Park has coast plain, prairies and coast mountains and interior. The horizon line is abrupt and the highs varies between 0 and 800 meters, characterized by the coast [...] Read more ››

Maricunga Salt Flat

(Ten Lineages) Maricunga salt flat is located 111.8 miles northeast from Copiapó and belongs to a set of salt flats and lagoons located between the Andean foothills (Domeyco’s mountain range) and high mountain range (Claudio Gay’s mountain chain). Maricunga’s salt flat and Santa Rosa Lagoon (Laguna Santa Rosa) belongs to the north area of Nevado Tres Cruces National Park. Extended [...] Read more ››

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park is a protected wild area with a surface of 59.081 hectares. Within the park two zones  can be identified: Zone 1.Santa Rosa Lagoon, Maricunga Salt flat and Lamas River course, of 46.944,50 hectares. Zone 2.the other one Negro Francisco Lagoon and the Astaburuaga River mouth of 12.136,50 hectares. Both parts of Nevado Tres Cruces National Park are [...] Read more ››

Negro Francisco Lagoon

Negro Francisco Lagoon is placed in the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, 130.5 miles north east from Copiapó at 4126 meters above sea level. Negro Francisco Lagoon basin’s has a surface of 546,8 m2 and it is fed by a small river called Astaburuaga. It is inhabited by flocks of parinas or flamingos, vicuñas, guanacos, taguas and wild ducks. In [...] Read more ››

Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde)

Laguna Verde is located 4325 meters high surrounded by new volcanic ashes. When there is no wind, the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde) reflects the hills of the mountain chain in its green waters. A hot spring which is near the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde) border heats water enough to take a short bath. All the area that surrounds the Green Lagoon [...] Read more ››

Ojos del Salado Volcano

Ojos del Salado Volcano is the highest active volcano in the world and the highest mountain in Chile. Stands as a great challenge for mountain climbers with altitudes between 6600 and 6900 meters above sea level). Near the snow peaks you will find Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, together with Maricunga Salt Lake and Santa Rosa and Negro Francisco Lagoons located [...] Read more ››

Llanos de Challe National Park

Llanos de Challe National Park is located in Carrizal Bajo, 24,8 miles from Huasco and 37,2 miles from Vallenar, in the coast border. The 45.708 hectares that conforms Llanos del Challe National Park protect the coast desert’s vegetal formation and shelters a large amount of animals and vegetation. 70 species: 56 birds, 9 mammals, 4 reptiles and one kind of [...] Read more ››

Huasco Valley

(Long and narrow rope) Huasco’s Valley (Valle del Huasco) is also known as Atacama’s Garden (El Jardín de Atacama) and it is located in Huasco’s Province. Weather at Huasco’s Valley is warm and without significant temperature variations, which allows outdoors activities all throughout the year. Within Huasco River’s Valley, you will encounter pintoresque villages, Santa Juana Reservoir (Embalse Santa Juana), [...] Read more ››