Welcome to Coquesa
At the village of Coquesa on the northern edge of the salar, take time to explore the ruined ancient villages and burial grounds nearby. Ceramic, gold and copper artifacts, and articles of clothing have been discovered at some of the sites, indicating the presence of an advanced but little-known culture. Unfortunately, the sites' remoteness has left them vulnerable to amateur treasure hunters who have plundered several items of archaeological value. Coquesa is also the starting point for climbs up Volcán Tunupa. Local guides charge B$500 to take you up.