ADD TO LISTCalama is among Chile's least visited places. Other destinations in the area such as San Pedro de Atacama may be more interesting to check out. Have you been to Calama? Help us make this Calama travel guide better by adding your favorite spots!
Travel Tips from people who've been to Calama
Calama is a city that you should visit ONLY if you are on your way to San Pedro de Atacama and you need to book a bus trip to it or some lodging. If you can arrange all that travel stuff (hotels, buses, tours, etc) by internet, PLEASE DO. Calama has absolutely nothing to offer in terms of sightseeing, plus it is a really, really ugly city, full of decadent nightclubs (no kidding. Hideous nightclubs. But if your stomach is hard......be my guest). If you do have to go to Calama, be very minded of your stuff, or you will regret it! And please don´t you ever go around walking at night!! The place is full of drunks, ho´s and other strange people. I may seem a little bitter about this city but I am not. This stuff is just plain true. If you do what I say, you will have a really great time in San Pedro de Atacama......wich is an unveliebable place!!!!
Calama es una gran mierda! Well, maybe this judgement is slightly influenced by personal bad experience (Cause we got robbed there! in a tourist office! in broad daylight! [obviously in the office they said that the thieves were Peruvians! haha]). So my tip for Calama: don't go there! You won't lose anything (literally)!