Parina Atacama Apart Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Pedro de Atacama
... Valle de la Luna today as the receptionist raved about it – was totally underwhelming and cost £10 all in, no drinks or snacks included – wished I hadn’t bothered.
Got back by 6.20pm of course but at least my laundry was done and bought a Dorado beer, the cheapest I could find at 900 pesos, 1 litre for £1 – wasn’t too bad! Oven not working so it was accompanied by a monster empanada heated in a frying ...
... from one end to the other took less than ten minutes.I found the agency responsible for my ground arrangements and I sat down and negotiated with one of their representatives ,Beatrice, so that I was in the end able to put the entire schedule back on track.
There is pretty much nothing to do in San Pedro, a few restaurants and souvenir shops adorn the main streets and the central square has a little church and some benches cuddled up under some green trees,the ...
... was small but clean with nice yellow walls. We settled in before heading back into town for some lunch and booking some tours. The reason we came to San Pedro de Atacama was the salt flats, dry desert and high alpine plateaus, so we did some research with a few different companies before settling on one that gave us a great deal for 3 days packed full of desert adventures starting tomorrow. After acquiring a late lunch, and doing some shopping we found it getting ...
... convinced that this is where Neil Armstrong's lunar landing was filmed. It was amazing and we spent the afternoon perfecting our altitude hiking legs,climbing through caves and viewing spectacular rock formations and dunes - thank heavens for the flashlight we had brought with us. We fairly well had the place to ourselves which made us nervous as, crawling halfway through a very black cave that was about three feet high we stopped and discussed whether the ...
... re ever collated to be useful). But where are the flamingos and, for that matter, where is the vast aquamarine expanse of water? Oh dear, the guidebook didn't say, and we'd forgotten flamingos are migratory birds. So there were only perhaps a dozen left, those too idle or infirm to fly south (or is that north) for summer, crowded into a fetid pond, the remains of that vast lake after a hot summer of evaporation. We would have got a better view in London Zoo. Still we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking