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Laguna Cejar

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Address: 20 km from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Antofagasta, Chile

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Absolutely worth the money

you can float In a clear water salar lagoon with view to beautiful volcanos . I recommend to pay the entrance fees to get unlimited time, and more important, access to the showers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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buenos aires
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

with so many amazing Lagunas, this little place seems an invention for tourism. I found much nicer the road through the Salar de Atacama to reach Cejar, rather than the Lagunas themselves.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

you can float In a clear water salar lagoon with view to beautiful volcanos . I recommend to pay the entrance fees to get unlimited time, and more important, access to the showers after the swim.

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Santiago
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Because of high density of the water, is not necessary know swimming or floating, just put your body into the water and the density will work for you. The location and landscape is amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Floating in the laguna next to laguna cejar (in which bathing is prohibited) was a really special experience. We enjoyed it very much and recommend without hesitation to visit this place! The entrance fee was reduced by the beginning of February 2015 to 15.000 Pesos which is still not cheap but worth it. It was twice as much before. The... More 

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Colmar, France
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Located 30 km away from San Pedro de Atacama, this lagoon provides an unforgettable experience ! Because it contains a big quantity of salt, you are floating, even at the border ! The water is refreshing and has fantastic colours ! A very relaxing stop ! Entrance is now very expensive (30.000 pesos/person) in order to preserve the place. Rooms... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have been in San Pedro for a few days with our own rental car, and thought Laguna Cejar seemed like it would be pleasant and quite doable on our own. We had read that the entry fee was approximately 3000 Chilean pesos, so that seemed reasonable. We arrived at the entry gate, (no entry fees posted by the way).... More 

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This 100m deep lagoon is 30% saltier than dead sea, surrounded by active volcanos and in the middle of the Atacama Desert. You're able to swim wihtout sinking, and the attraction has infra-strucutre like bathrooms, changing rooms and lockers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I took the tour to go there and kind of regretting that, since there's a bunch of tourists floating around. Although it's still really nice, but this place is actually doable by bike and you can avoid too many people hitting the same spot by coming earlier. Considering Atacama's weather, for December, don't do it before midday or after 8... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Floating in this place was fun, interesting and unmissable. But every scratch picked up over the previous week stung like hell. There's a wind in the afternoon, usually, so be smart and stay on the downwind side of the lagoon where the warm water accumulates. It's much colder in the deep water. It's quite a walk from the changing facilities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What a wonderful place to see and refresh yourself in the desert! We went there with a rental car around midday which was a perfect timing as we were almost alone. The entry to the place only costs 2000 $CH. If you're going there with your own car, the road is not so well indicated. When you take the road... More 

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