Atacama desert

The coast of the Atacama Region, Chile

Sarco and Caleta de Cobre

Viewpoint Atacama

W. Griem, 2005 - 2021

Region Atacama, Sarco

Photo: View from Sarco cove to the north - Cobre beach. A historic coastal sector. Ruins, installations, abandoned roads. Today there are almost no people because of the difficult access and the bad road. - until 2019: The installation of a huge solar power plant nearby, changed the area.
(Panasonic1376; W. Griem 2008)

Location: Coastal section in the south of the Atacama region near Carrizal de Aceituno.
Next town: Carrizalillo (40 km), Domeyko (56 km), Vallenar (116 km)
Petrol: Vallenar (116 km)
Road condition: Good, salted to Carrizalillo, last kilometres (20) very bad: SUV or jeep, pickup truck
Worth seeing: viewpoints, mining history, coastline, fauna.
UTM: E263.803 / N68.09.536 - Height: 0 - 10 m.
More coastline of Atacama

Information Photo: Panasonic Camera DMC-FZ18
Focal length: 12,6mm (77/35mm) | Time: 1:250 | ISO100
F: f/4.5 | Original size (px): 3264 x 2448 | Date: 2008/03/21/19:17hrs.

Carta del sector Sarco


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