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Things to Know Before Your Visit to San Pedro de Atacama

by | Chile

Weather and best time to visit

Summers in San Pedro de Atacama is long, hot, and arid; winters are short, cold, and dry; and the weather is typically clear all year. The temperature ranges typically from 34°F to 80°F throughout the year, with temperatures seldom falling below 28°F or rising over 84°F.

The optimum time to visit San Pedro de Atacama for warm-weather activities, according to the tourist score, is from late September to mid-April.

Electricity

Chile’s energy is 220V/50Hz, and the plugs are two-pin European-style outlets. If you’re coming from the United States, you’ll need an adapter and a volt converter.

Currency

While many establishments in San Pedro de Atacama take credit cards, some do not, so it’s recommendable to have some local cash on hand, especially for tips.

Language

Although Spanish is the official language, most people in San Pedro de Atacama speak English.