Huacachina, The Desert Oasis

Published January 17, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015

Huacachina Peru

Located just five hours south of Lima is Huacachina, or what has increasingly become known as the “oasis of America”. The village is the subject of vast folklore (namely that the lagoon was made by a princess who had fled the bathtub to run away from her captor), and increasingly tourists. This comes at a cost, though: the influx of private landowners has reduced the oasis’ water levels, requiring the city to pump water back into it artificially.

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