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Updated on Aug 13, 2019 Useful Info

How to get to Salar de Pedernales (Salt Lake) in Chile

Salar de Pedernales is probably the most beautiful salt lake i've ever seen, I prefer it even more than Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia for it's depth and shades of blue - and the fact you can actually swim in it!

There's not a lot of info on how to get there in English online so I'm sharing mine with you:

  • Salar de Pedernales is located in the North of Chile, the zone of Atacama. The closest town is El Salvador (60km away) or Diego de Almagro (100km away)
  • As far as I know, the only way to get there is by car.
  • The road leading to it is gravelled and narrow, but very empty, no traffic. A jeep would be a good choice.
  • Near by town where you can get gas: El Salvador (60 km), Diego de Almagro (103 km)