Lagunas de Baltinache
Los Pantanos (Atacama), Chile
  • Natural Pool


Also known by the name of Siete Lagunas, the Lagunas Escondidas de Baltinache are a collection of 7 salt water lakes at the foot of the Cordillera de la Sal.
The lagoons range from 3 to 30 meters in diameter and their depth is still unknown. The high concentration of salt means that anything you dive in floats very easily.

Suitable for

  • Families with children
  • Couples
  • Sport
  • Friends
  • Single
  • Over 65


  • Salt water

If you do not have a suitable vehicle, I recommend you to rely on an organized tour.
Swimming for more than 20 minutes is not recommended due to the high level of the salt.

The road is not paved, so if you do not have a suitable vehicle, it is better that you rely on a tour operator.


Sono sempre alla ricerca di un luogo dove fare un tuffo.

Visited in 2010



How to reach

The Lagunas Escondidas de Baltinache are located 58 kilometers from the village of San Pedro de Atacama. Taking the road towards Calama, after about ten kilometers, on the left, an intersection with a small wooden sign indicates the way to follow to reach the lagoons.