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Salar De Coposa

Salar De Coposa (Bolivia)

Practical information on Salar De Coposa

  • Viewpoint
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Lake
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
North of Salar de Uyuni
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Salar De Coposa

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Salar de Coipasa is a salt desert located north of Salar de Uyuni, in the department of Oruro.

My suggestion:
It's not recommended to go on an outing in Salar de Uyuni between December and March due to the rainy season, which floods the access roads.
My review

North of Salar de Uyuni at an altitude of 3,680 m, Salar de Coipasa is the second largest salt desert in Bolivia. It measures close to 2,200 km² and borders Lake Coipasa.

Like its illustrious neighbour, the second largest salt flats in the country is the outcome of the water of Lake Michin evaporating. To explore it, choose the period from April to November. Outside this time frame, it's the rainy season and the access road to the salt flats is difficult to pass.

During your trip to Bolivia, in the surrounding areas of Uyuni and Sur Lipez, you can discover: a cemetery of a ghostly train, multicoloured lagoons, authentic villages, Andean animals, as well as an incredible number of Native American communities, including the Uru-Chipaya people, who live on the banks of Salar de Coipasa.

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