Calama is considered the mining capital of Chile. It is located in the middle of the Atacama desert and is a strategic point to visit San Pedro de Atacama.
Located in the region of Antofagasta, Calama is the capital of the province of Loa. Due to its closeness to several deposits and to Chiquicamata (the world's largest open pit mine), many have called this city "Chile's mining capital".
Part of Bolivia until the War of the Pacific, this is a city where natural beautie and the historical traces of Inca culture combine to create a beautiful scenario. This is a strategic spot to visit the local tourist attractions such as Pukará de Lasana, Tatio Geysers, and San Pedro de Atacama.