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Sunset in San Gregorio de Polanco

One of the things I like the most about traveling is discovering new places. Nowadays with so many tourists traveling everywhere, it’s not so easy to find a new destination, a place no one has told you about. So, whenever I get the chance to go to a place I have not heard about, I like to take my chances. I keep my expectations down in order not to get frustrated so easily and I search for the bare minimum information not to spoil the experience. And then I go..

Sometimes we are unlucky, but sometimes we are lucky! San Gregorio de Polanco was one of these lucky strikes. A hidden gem.

The boyzzz enjoying the lake

Looking for the right angle

Le grand finale

Sunset in Farol de Santa Marta

Here are some amazing shots I took back in November 2014 in a beach called Farol de Santa Marta. It was pretty much by chance as I was heading back home with some groceries before dinner and I caught this stunning view. Luckily, I had my camera with me so I stopped to enjoy it and take a few shots. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.


Sunset in Farol de Santa Marta


Sunset in Farol de Santa Marta

San Pedro de Atacama

This is an incredible place to visit not only because of the chilled out atmosphere, but also because of its location. San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in the north of Chile, right in the heart of the Atacama desert. There are some nice little restaurants and hostels in town. So it’s an excellent place to base yourself if you want to explore the region.


San Pedro de Atacama

Some nearby outlying sites include the Salar de Atacama (a huge salt flat), the Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna), the Death Valley (Valle de la Muerte), the Puritama Hot Springs, Pukará de Quitor (Fort Quitor), the majestic Licancabur, El Tatio (a geysers field) and the Miscanti and Miñique Lagoons – two altiplanic lagoons that are surrounded by volcanoes. I went there back in 2005 and met lots of nice people and saw some stunning landscape views.


Bizarre sand formations in the Moon Valley

I definitely recommend this place as a destination for those who want to see a combination of natural beauty and nice atmosphere.


Sunset in the Moon Valley

The Moon Valley is certainly the main tourist attraction in the region! It is an amazing place with lots of things to see located only 13 km west of San Pedro. Every afternoon lots of people gather there to watch the sunset.


The Amphitheater is one of the most famous rock formations in the Moon Valley


The Moon Valley

The stone and sand formations and the salt covering parts of the valley give it a unique look that resembles the surface of the moon, hence its name.


The majestic Licancabur (5924 mts) seen from the Death Valley

The Death Valley is located right outside San Pedro. From there you can see Licancabur, which stands on the border with Bolivia.


Miscanti Lagoon

The Miscanti lagoon is at 4200 mts above sea level and is surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes. It’s about 120 km from San Pedro.


Puritama Hot Springs

The Puritama Hot Springs are about 30 km northeast from San Pedro at 3500 mts above sea level. This is a cool place to relax and enjoy the 33 C hot waters.