5 Places you can not miss when visiting Atacama

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Lagoons, desert, mountains, rock formations and more; they conform the natural wonders whose arrival is inescapable during your stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

Atacama, north of Chile is a magical place, ideal to meet the unimaginable surprises that nature has; Rock formations, mountains, minerals and resources give great eye-catching, allowing the visit an entire ocular adventure. That is why we present 5 places that you can not leave aside in your encounter with this beautiful town.

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5 places in Coquimbo that you can visit during your Atacama Immersion experience

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   Atacama Immersion Chile is a wonderful option to see it from an academic perspective, however, all material worthy of exploration in Chile. Recreation and entertainment in the Coquimbo Region.

Therefore, we chose five places to visit in the IV Region during their experience in AI Chile.

1. Punta Choros

Expect all the tourists with a wonderful animal diversity, as well as the fauna is its characteristic, you can also know the bottlenose dolphin, the chungungo and the Humboldt penguin in their natural habitat. It is also endowed with paradisiacal beaches that can be visited throughout the year. During your visit to Punta Choros, you can visit the spectacular Isla de Damas, the caletas Los Corrales and San Agustín, picturesque ports of culture and crafts.

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International students enjoyed interesting scientific tour

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Tololo 11The international students who are developing academic activities at the Coquimbo Headquarters of the UCN made their first guided visit to sites of interest in the area. On this occasion, they visited the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), a complex of telescopes and astronomical instruments located approximately 80 km east of La Serena, Chile, at an altitude of 2200 meters.

The young people were able to visit the main telescopes at the Observatory site, such as the so-called "Víctor M. Blanco" of 4 meters and the "SOAR" of 4.1 m. One of the two 8-meter telescopes that make up the Gemini Observatory is located in the AURA property complex in Chile, along with more than 10 telescopes and astronomical projects.

 

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Atacama: Mining town par excellence

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Iron, gold, silver and copper are the main minerals that can be extracted from Atacameño soils, especially in the El Salvador, Cerro Iman, El Carmen and El Algarrobos fields. Where the Iron reserves reach 80 million tons.

In general terms, Atacama produces approximately 6.1% of all minerals in Chile and comprises the exploitation of 55 percent of the national iron. Although its soils have also been fertile for the cultivation of products such as corn, pulses, potatoes, wheat and others, a more noticeable inclination to mining is now visible; In addition to the thriving item of construction that is on the rise.

 

 

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