You Won’t Believe How The Tiny Desert Oasis Town “Huacachina” Even Exists

While the tiny desert oasis town Huacachina may be hard to believe on a computer screen, it’s even harder in person. Given that the Atacama desert region of Peru that the town resides in is one of the driest climates in the world, it doesn’t seem as if the town’s 96 residents should even have a place to call home. It owes its existence to this day to a unique feature of the town’s water source which has long since passed. At one time, the small watering hole contained sulfur which people believed to be therapeutic. Travelers would come from far distances to bathe in it, and a small tourist industry was launched. The water no longer contains sulphur, though its residents still claim it to have curative properties, perhaps seeking to guard the town’s lone source of income. But regardless of how public perception of the desert oasis town of Huacachina’s waters may change, the unique juxtaposition of the fertile waters amid the hundreds of feet high sand dunes should attract visitors for years to come.

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