"a forgotten town,relic of the past!" Pisagua by cbeaujean

Pisagua Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 7 photos

a very isolated coastal "city"

the ghostliness of the place is intensified by the monotonous lapping of the waves....

midway between arica and iquique.
100km north of iquique,turn on the left side and then 52km to pisagua
through the desert...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a city of ghosts
  • Cons:if you don't like staying alone....no public transport!!!
  • In a nutshell:a funny sea resort off the beaten paths!
  • Last visit to Pisagua: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • metteks's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 11:55 AM

    A ghost town - how interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  • LuisGuimaraes's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2005 at 4:13 PM

    I'm going to South America, Chile included, and I'm wondering to pass by to see the ghosts in Arica..tks for the tip ;)

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2004 at 11:55 PM

    Thanks Claudine for introducing this place to us - really seems to be off the beaten path!

  • bryINpoland's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2004 at 8:59 AM

    interesting page. great off the beaten path tip. thank you. happy travels and be safe...bryan

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2003 at 7:07 PM

    Verdaderamente impresionante... La belleza del lugar cohabita con la miseria y el horror... Gracias por compartirlo, Claudine

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2003 at 5:45 PM

    A great page of a very off-beat location! It is always a bit sad when you come across the relics of a once-vibrant community with all of its dreams!

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2003 at 10:56 AM

    Really impressive. Better fishing than nitrates and prisons. Excellent page.

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2003 at 7:49 AM

    So you have visited the moon? Didn't know there were that much water over there.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2003 at 9:41 PM

    Great page, but what a sad history.

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 12:18 AM

    Patria de mi ternura y mis dolores, Patria de amor de primavera y agua, hoy sangran tus banderas tricolores sobre las alambradas de Pisagua ......I´ve never been there, but this is an important and interesting page!! Muy buenas fotos como siempre!


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