San Pedro de Atacama or San Pedro, is in the north of Chile in the Antofagasta Region.
San Pedro is currently a world famous tourist destination, so the prices of hotels, restaurants, transportation and excursions can be very high compared to the rest of Chile.
According to several specialized portals and our own research, San Pedro has been chosen among the 25 most important destinations in South America and among the 100 most important in the world.
Why visit San Pedro de Atacama
That is a question that everyone should ask before choosing San Pedro to visit.
I will start by saying that San Pedro is an entertaining city, where tourists of all nationalities are found, bars and restaurants have a lot of life and it is very entertaining, on the other hand we have the impressive landscapes that only the "Atacama Desert" can give us as They are the famous Moon Valley, the Tatio Geysers, the famous Altiplanic Lagoons and their local fauna, which we can see in almost all the excursions that are made.
What is the best time to visit San Pedro
This point can be controversial, since many can say that it is between November to April, when temperatures and days are higher than the rest of the year. However, on these dates there are more probabilities of rain due to the high plateau winter, which leads to snow fall (due to the height where San Pedro is) and the closure of roads and tourist attractions.
The probability that it will touch rain or snow is around 4% this time.
In June, July, August and September, the probability of rain or snow is close to 0%, but the days are shorter and the day colder.
How many days is recommended to visit San Pedro
The answers to this are very variable, but we believe that spending more than 7 days is not very practical in reality, because the same town of San Pedro can cover it between 1 to 3 hours and the other days to explore the surroundings as mentioned. in the previous point.
In our opinion and according to the statistics of visits in the area, the optimum is 4 days and 3 nights, enough time to cover the most important things without having to "run" from one place to another. We recommend you visit our Travel Ideas section