Huacachina Village in Peru
Huacachina Village in Peru

Look: Peruvian Desert Oasis Town Attracts Tourist From All Over

No, your eyes are not deceiving you because that’s really a beautiful and serene body of water in the middle of an arid place and the small town is called Huacachina.

Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru
Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru By Kob123456 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Some people may even think why bother going to the place when it is typically hot and there ‘s nothing to see there but there is a quaint village in this oasis town encircling the green waters of Huacachina Lagoon and surrounded by palm trees that adds to its charm.

There are bars and clubs by the shore and tourist can use rented dune buggies to roam around the sand dunes and a neighboring village.


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Though the weather is severely hot by day and extremely cold by night and however the strong wind may leave you a little off balance, there is a certain allure to this enchanted place.

Since it is a small town, there are only 96 residents who manage their small businesses using the only resource they have: sand.

Huacachina Lagoon
Huacachina Lagoon

Besides that, people claim that the naturally occurring lake has healing powers and even fascinated well off Peruvians to try and soak in the mystical water.  There’s even a story about a young princess who was found by a hunter when she was bathing and left her behind with a pool of water and her elegant cloak was where the sand dunes came from.

Huacachina Village in Peru
Huacachina Village in Peru
Sunset in Huacachina Peru
Sunset in Huacachina Peru

The Inca descendants make a living by touring visitors at the sand dunes, sunset watching which is not like any other sunset you’ll experience and going down using the sand buggies.

Sandboarding in Huacachina Village
Sandboarding in Huacachina Village
Oasis Of Huacachina in Ica Peru
Oasis Of Huacachina in Ica Peru

Huacachina is located in Ica Province, 5 kilometers from Ica City located in the Ica District, Peru. Proof of its marvelous existence is the 50 Nueva Sol note/currency where it is featured at the back. It is also host to more than ten thousand tourists every year.

Source: Wikipedia

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