A real miracle in the desert: people built a small town around the lake

The oasis of Huacachina is located in the Peruvian desert. It is surrounded by huge sand dunes, so travelers feel like they are in the heart of Africa.

Huacachina is a small community of only 100 people built around a small natural lake.

At first, exceptionally wealthy families came here for a peaceful vacation, and now this point of the world is visited by many tourists from Peru, as well as from other countries.

For those who love outdoor activities, there is also something to do here. Here, such entertainment as driving on the so-called “sandboards”, snowboards designed for sand, as well as on special all-terrain vehicles for driving on the dunes, are highly developed.

Tourists are the main source of income for local residents, so the infrastructure here is developed at a high level. Cozy hotels, cozy restaurants, lots of greenery – it all looks like a fairy tale against the backdrop of endless sand dunes.

Despite the fact that tourism brings a good income, the “demand” has led to the gradual drying up of the lake. Today, the oasis is supplied with water from other sources in order to prevent an ecological disaster and prevent the disappearance of this wonderful place.

Traditionally, Huacachina is called “America’s Oasis” because it is one of the few surviving natural oases in the Americas.

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