Salt Lakes

Continental Saline deposits located in different ecological zones across the width of the Antofagasta region. Formed due to Tectonic movements, volcanic action or simply due to semi-arid to arid climate that favors the evaporation of water from different watersheds that feed the valleys located between the Andes and the Cordillera de la Costa.

Across the Atacama Desert you will find several salt lakes, being the most atractive ones Tara and Atacama salt lakes, with a diversity of fauna and a history that dates back several thousands of years when the whole area was covered by an inner sea and the climate conditions were completely different of what you see today.