The Uyuni Salt Flats, one of the Andean jewels for tourism, expected over Dakar rally for the fifth consecutive year to show tomorrow the world one of the biggest attractions of Bolivia through this car show.
The Uyuni salt desert, located southwest of Bolivia, is the largest in the world situated at higher altitudes, to some 3.650 meters and near 10.600 hectares.
Since the most famous rally in the world set foot in Bolivia 2014, He has kept his appointment with this vast white plain surrounded by mountains, which he has not missed a year since.
Step by step with Uyuni is one of the most expected by viewers of the race and one of the most demanding, because of the height encountered by pilots.
Participants advantage on Friday as a day of rest to regain strength and power in La Paz afrentar on Saturday in the best conditions the seventh stage between La Paz and Uyuni city, with a total of 425 kilometers.
Since the inclusion of salt in the path of Dakar, The Bolivian government has taken advantage of the pull media figures to improve tourism in the area.
The creation of the monument to Dakar 2014 It has become a symbol of the desert and an obligatory stop for tourists arriving each year.
Además, communities in the area advantage to sell tourists souvenirs made of salt form symbol Dakar, something unique in the world.
According to the Vice Ministry of Tourism of Bolivia, en 2016 Uyuni received more than 300.000 foreign visitors, a 20 % more than in previous years.
Peruvian sand dunes give way to the Bolivian salt in a unique competition in the world, which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary in its path 6 al 20 this month by Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.