ATTRACTIONS SURROUNDING THE DESTINATION
Uyuni Salt flats
It is the largest salt desert with an approximate area of 10,582 m2, it is located in the southwest of Bolivia at 3,650 meters above sea level, it houses the largest lithium reserve in the world. It is estimated that it contains 10,000 million tons of salt, of which approximately 25,000 tons are extracted each year.
Bolivian island that means "The house of the Inca" in Quechua, located in the central part of the Salar de Uyuni, has unique characteristics such as the natural landscape, as it is surrounded by an immense expanse of salt and giant Cactus that can measure around 10 meters high. On the island operates a reception center for tourists which is managed by the commonwealth of the municipalities of Lica and Tahua.
Rock formation where you can find chulpares and relics of the place. It is told by the residents that at night you hear sounds of music and voices that are attributed to the presence of the devil. In this cave carnival celebrations are celebrated and it is customary to perform rituals and offerings to the Pachamama. It is located at less than 100 meters from the Gruta galaxias.
The Quinua Community Museum
The quinoa community museum has a collection of quinoa seeds, classified according to the different ecosystems of the Bolivian Altiplano region. His exposition teaches the preparation of the land for the cultivation, the forms of harvest and the diverse utilities that are applied to this product so much artesanalmente as in the industries. The infrastructure and the furniture of the museum were built by the inhabitants of the community with local materials, the museum is located in the community of Puerto Chuvica.
Tanil Vinto Cave and Arqueologic Museum
The Tanil Vinto cave offers the night tour of mummies, located in a cave that presents in its wide spaces rocky white formations that are believed to be petrified seaweed. This cave does not have scientific studies, making it difficult to value and disseminate it. The museum presents very old pieces of crockery, textiles and chulpas found by the inhabitants.
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Cultural touristic Center "Pueblos Mágicos de Los Lípez"
The National Program of Community Tourism has invested in the interpretation center to revalue the history, traditions and culture of the region of Los Lípez, it is located on the main avenue of the town of San Cristóbal and exposes the history and transition of the town mining, the form of mineral extraction in the area, crafts in quinoa, among others. Next to the Interpretation Center there is a restaurant where they offer a variety of traditional and foreign dishes of your choice.
San Cristóbal Church
Just as the original town was moved, the church was relocated stone by stone because of the mining site. It has an architecture of the Baroque style and belongs to the XVII century. At present it is one of the most representative churches of the altiplano.
The main feature of the green lagoon is precisely the coloration due to the high content of minerals such as magnesium, calcium carbonate, arsenic and lead, it is found in the extreme south of the department of Potosí, a point near the border with Chile. This belongs to the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve and the community of Quetena Grande.
Main attraction of the REA, which is a huge reservoir of natural water and the largest nesting center for flamingos. The Colorada lagoon is considered a RAMSAR site belonging to the wetland network for the conservation of high Andean flamingos in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The blood red coloration comes from a type of Plankton that acts with the environment to qualify the waters of that sector.
Eduardo Avaroa National Andean Fauna Reserve
It is the most important protected area in terms of tourist affluence of the department of Potosí. Among the peculiarities of the reserve are erupting volcanoes, hot springs, steaming geysers and fumaroles. There is also a whole system of lagoons and endemic species of flora and fauna.
Natural viewpoint to the mine and surroundings, is complemented by a wooden house to visualize a landscape of 360 degrees. San Cristóbal is one of the largest deposits of zinc, lead and silver in the world. The operating method used by the San Cristóbal mining company is open-pit mining. It is currently the largest mining operation in the history of Bolivia, the sixth largest producer of zinc in the world and the fourth largest producer of silver in the world.