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Explore the deserts and mountains from San Pedro de Atacama
A welcome taste of San Pedro smack dap in the middle of rough-and-tumble Calama, this bar and restaurant serves up everything from pizzas to tacos in two storeys of hard-hewn earthy goodness...
Decorated with the Croatian coat of arms outside, this restaurant on the main plaza serves Chilean favorites, including pastel de choclo (maize casserole). It's one of the best traditionally styled eateries in town.
Aeropuerto El Loa is a short cab ride south of Calama (CH$3000). Minibus transfers cost CH$2000 per person to drop you at your hotel. Taxis (from CH$18,000) will drive tourists to San Pedro de Atacama.
This down-home diner with a wide choice of simple dishes also whips up fast food like sandwiches, pizzas and hot dogs. It does takeout and stays open till 2am.
With peña (live folkloric performances) on Fridays and Saturdays (CH$5000 cover), this simple restaurant is a nice place to go for dancing or a meaty meal.
Come for schop (draft beer) and tablas to this two-story spot with an earthy vibe. It also serves cheap set-menu lunches and stays open late.
For quick filling eats, take advantage of the cocinerías (greasy spoons) in this busy little market between Ramírez and Vargas.
Lan flies to Antofagasta (CH$37,000 to CH$45,000) and Santiago (CH$32,400 to CH$57,400) five times daily.
Center (cnr Av Balmaceda & Sotomayor); Mall Calama (Balmaceda 3242, Local 130).
For tickets only – departures are from the terminal at Granaderos 3048.
Buses Frontera has buses to San Pedro and Toconao (CH$2200).
Buses Atacama 2000 serves San Pedro, Toconao and Peine.
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