Sol de Mañana, an impressive place in Bolivia

Sun of Manana
Are you already planning your next summer vacation? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to Vuela Viajes , since we do not stop showing places that are really worth visiting. Thus, if yesterday we were in Spain to talk to you about the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales de Cádiz, today we crossed the pond to show you a most surprising place.

We are referring to the Bolivian area known as Sol de Mañana , which surprises both for its beauty and for its activity. Do you want to know more details about this South American corner? Well, do not miss anything that we tell you below!

Where is Sol de Mañana?

The Sol de Mañana desert area is located in southern Bolivia, specifically in the department of Potosí . Belonging to the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, this place is about 2 kilometers long and is characterized by its intense volcanic activity, which gives rise to fumaroles and geysers.

Sun of Manana1

Landscape description

To get to the geysers of Sol de Mañana, you have to travel through an arid lunar-like landscape that many would define as strange and lonely. If the path is already impressive, imagine what it can mean to contemplate the area of ​​the geysers . And it is that it is a place full of craters of all sizes where you can see boiling lava. In addition, geysers and fumaroles usually emit vapors that can reach up to 50 meters in height. Yes! Yes! As you are reading it! This distance is possible due to the pressure at which these vapors are emitted. As you can imagine, this phenomenon allows us to contemplate truly unique landscapes.

Sun of Manana2

Geothermal exploitation

Such is the volcanic activity in the area that a study is being carried out to take advantage of its geothermal potential to generate electricity and not only for the locals, but for the international market. In this way, it would not only be contributing to the conservation of the environment, but also the energy matrix of Bolivia would be diversified . For those who do not know what we are talking about, the concept of "energy matrix" refers to the quantitative representation of the energy available in a territory. To get to take advantage of this place geothermally, it would be necessary to drill wells, install pipelines, build a power plant and a 140-kilometer stretch.

Sun of Manana3

Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve

Beyond these impressive craters, Bolivia has a lot of attractions, most of them natural. For example, in the same Natural Reserve where Sol de Mañana is located, you can find many interesting places, such as the Laguna Colorada, which is home to a large population of flamingos ; the Green Lagoon and the Licancabur Volcano; the Stone Tree, a rock formation with a very particular appearance; Hot Springs in the Laguna Salada; the Ch’aska Interpretation Center, where you can find information about the diversity of this interesting area; the Rocas de Dalí, a set of volcanic rocks of the most surreal; the Siloli Desert; or the Uturuncu Volcano, which represents the highest mountain in the south of the country, as well as numerous lagoons. The good news is that sustainable, participatory and competitive tourism is developed in the area, contributing to local and regional development and the management of the Reserve.

Sun of Manana4
Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of the Bolivian Sol de Mañana area and other interesting corners of the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. Do not miss it!