Despite our rude introduction to Huacachina, we decided to give it another shot. It’s a small oasis in the middle of gigantic sand dunes. There are dunes in every direction and a little lake surrounded by palm trees – just like what you would imagine as a kid.
We hiked up the nearest dune to take it all in and watch the sunset. A pretty unique experience.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk around the whole town. Despite the small size, the town is packed on the weekends and there are backpackers everywhere. This place is known as a party destination and that might explain why our little hostal was so grungy. No sense picking up the empties and cigarette butts if there will just be more the next day…
For $2 USD each for use of the kitchen and bathrooms, I think we may have been overcharged.
Once Monday hit, the town cleared out and no more parties til 3a.m. It was nice to relax for a couple days, but after a while being constantly covered in sand gets to you.