San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro is the gateway to the Atacama Desert and its only significant town for visitors. It sits on a plateau at 2,400m above sea level but the Andes rise up to over 6,000m within a few kilometres of the town creating a wonderful backdrop. It is a single storey adobe town with dirt roads. A good range of acccommodation options some great places to eat many of which are set around a central courtyard with an open fire.
Map of San Pedro de Atacama