Playa Blanca Salt Hotel

Salar de Uyuni

Although it is now closed to overnight visitors, you can still check out the salt sculptures inside and the Dakar Rally and Flag Monuments outside (add your flag if you've brought one). Find your own isolated piece of salt desert to enjoy and take out your props – it's here that plastic dinosaurs come out, as photographers play with the bizarre perspective caused by the bright blue skies and super-flat landscape. Many tour groups stop for lunch here.

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Nearby Salar de Uyuni attractions

1. Colchani

7.57 MILES

Located right on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, Colchani is the easiest place to access the great salt flat and the place to go if you just want a glimpse of…

2. Church


The simple church on Colón is a local landmark.

4. Clock Tower

17.09 MILES

This European-style clock tower was built in 1930 with a clock mechanism that was imported from Germany. You can find the tourist police office here.

6. Cementerio de Trenes

17.19 MILES

The only real attraction in Uyuni, Cementerio de Trenes is a rusty collection of historic steam locomotives and rail cars dating back to the 19th century,…