Isla del Pescado
It takes a couple of hours of driving into the whiteness before we reach the Isla del Pescado in the heart of the salar, it’s a hilly island covered in Trichoreus cactus and surrounded by the flat white sea of salt. It feels man made, like part of a film set and after lunch we spend some time exploring the island.
We took a three day trip around the Bolivian plateau and discovered various hidden gems. The Laguna Colorada was one such gem. This shallow salt water lake is on the border of Chile and is home to the a number of Flamingos. A part of the Ramsar wetlands, the waters are reddish coloured due to the red sediments. The colour of the lake changes to a brighter red during the course of the day.