Buenos Aires - - Tuesday 11 De May

Home Travel Jujuy Salinas past water

Salinas past water

The Salinas Grandes Jujeñas were covered with water by the recent rains.

salinas grandes jujuy

 Salinas  Grandes, Argentina's great salt desert spanning the territories of Salta and Jujuy, was recently covered with a thin layer of water in the area of its tourist portal of la puna jujeña, which generated greater interest from visitors to see them with this unique aspect due to the recent rains.

Since the summer storms began in the Quebrada and the Puna de Jujuy area -the previous week- much of this desert became a sea of a few centimeters of crystal clear water, which is visited by about 800 tourists per day, who walk, have fun and take pictures of this variable of the landscape .

“Much of the surface of the salt flat remains approximately five centimeters of water,” Jujujuño journalist Daniel Salas told Télam today, adding that “it is now raining down the Quebrada,” so the seasonal phenomenon will persist more days.

Salas explained that “if the precipitation continues, this incredible attraction will remain, otherwise, the intense heat in Puneño will evaporate the water allowing the crystallization of salt.”

The water will clean the environmental dust in that windy area, 3,600 meters above sea level, and when it evaporates “the salt flats will be immaculately white, ideal for taking pictures and enjoying one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Argentina,” he added.

The Salinas Grandes are located on RN 52, which reaches the Paso de Jama (Paso Internacional Argentina-Chile). The journey starts from the town of Purmamarca and before reaching the salt flats you must cross the Cuesta de Lipán, with a maximum height of 4,170 meters. The route is paved and is in very good condition. There is no public transport to Salinas Grandes, but different travel agencies organize excursions.

Publication Date: 30/01/2021

Rate this item

We suggest you continue reading the following notes:

Salinas Grandes Salinas Grandes
salinas jujuy The landscapes of the Serranías del Hornocal and the Salinas Grandes that captivate tourists
Salinas Salinas del Diamante: where the sky is reflected on earth



I wrote! Reader Notes

Go to section


There are not comments

Leave feedback


Argentines around the world
 Comodoro Rivadavia A chubutense that does not go unnoticed in Brazil

Pablo Rodríguez is born and raised in Comodoro Rivadavia and currently presides over the Brazilian S...

Health and Esthetics
Vida de Yoguini Moderna - práctica para relajar la espalda Yoga to relax your back

Today Patrizia brings us a quiet practice, suitable for all levels, to relax the upper back area, wh...

Argentines around the world
Brian O’Shea The Rosarino who triumphs in the networks... from China!

Brian's networks explode because of the work he does from China, where it's a furor.

 Fiesta del Sol Inti Raymi, the day when the sun is celebrated

We invite you to discover a millennial ceremony where the native peoples gather to pay homage to the...



I want to be up to date

Subscribe to our newsletter and I received the latest news