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An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert

Kenny Awotorebo

The tropical settlement of Huacachina, in Peru, is nestled in the middle of one of the most barren places on earth, the town is home to 96 residents, and has rustic hotels, shops and even an oasis library.
Visitors can enjoy watching the sunset over the dunes, before sandboarding down to the oasis.

Fear not if you have visions of stumbling around lost in the desert, with a few droplets of water left in your flask.

The paradise Huacachina is situated a handy 4km from the southern city of Ica, a former Spanish colonial town located on the borders of the desert.

When you arrive at the ‘Oasis of America,’ one of the last oasis’ in North and South America, you are greeted by the sights of rustic hotels, quaint shops and even an oasis library, surrounding the blue lagoon.

Check out some amazing pictures below

An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
An aerial view of the Huacachina oasis in Ica, Peru, 300 km south of Lima. The settlement is home to 96 residents, who live around the lagoon.
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Nestled in one of the driest locations on earth, is Huacachina; a town complete with trees, hotels, shops and even an oasis library.
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
The luscious town was popular with wealthy Peruvians in the 1940s, who used to come to bathe in the lagoon, as it was thought the waters had healing powers.
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Huacachina at night: magical views of the desert settlement, a flourishing town in the middle of the sand.
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Tranquil waters contrast with the barren surroundings in the Peruvian settlement. The area has been declared a national cultural heritage site, by the National Institute of Culture, and it is hoped that this tranquil oasis will never become a mirage in the desert
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Tranquil waters contrast with the barren surroundings in the Peruvian settlement. The area has been declared a national cultural heritage site, by the National Institute of Culture, and it is hoped that this tranquil oasis will never become a mirage in the desert
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Due to landowners building wells to access groundwater, coupled with evaporation during summer high temperatures, the lagoon water levels have dropped over the past few years. In an effort to combat this, water has been pumped into the the lake from Ica for Huacachina inhabitants.
An amazing oasis town in the middle of desert
Huacachina residents rent out sandboards and buggies for backpackers who travel to this magical town. Visitors can experience the impressive sand dunes and magnificent views.