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During the late 1940s, the lagoon at Huacachina became one of Peru's most elegant and exclusive resorts, surrounded by palm trees, sand dunes and waters famed for their curative powers. Since then the lagoon's subterranean source has grown erratic and it is supplemented by water that is pumped up from artesian wells, making it less of a red-coloured thick, viscous syrup and more like a green salty swimable lagoon; it retains considerable mystique, making it a quiet, secluded spot to relax. Mud from the lake is reputed to cure arthritis and rheumatism if you plaster yourself all over with it; and the sand …
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Desert Nights Hostelling International

Desert Nights is a hostel located in the oasis desert town of Huacachina right on the main boulevard, with a beautiful patio overlooking the lagoon and dunes in the backdrop. We have a ...