A famous salt flat and one of the 10 most known and popular tourist attractions in Chile.
- It is located in the Atacama region in the north of Chile.
- It is nestled in the middle of the Domeyko and Claudio Gay mountain ranges.
- It is at 3.346 meters above sea level.
- It corresponds to a vast extension of salt flats located in a depression between mountains, forming lagoons with turquoise blue waters on its inner margins.
- It used to be a much larger lake, but now due to extensive climate changes it has turned into a rather salt flat.
- It is home to Andean, Chilean and James flamingos.
- It is characterized by being surrounded by hills where marine fossil remains have been found, among which are Doña Inés Volcano, Los Gemelos and Blanco.
- It is unique for its greyish salt crust.
- It is also one of the few salt flats in the world that are actually swimmable.