Northern Chile :: Cerro Médano
The salt flat is bordered on the west by Caichinque and on the east by Cerro Medano. This latter is a mountain with striking shades of grey and brown, which contrast nicely with the sparkling white of the salt flat´s surface. On top of that, colorful ponds fringe its shores. A important lava flow from the Caichinque volcanic complex formed two lobes which advanced into Salar de Talar.
The climate of the area is arid, with an average annual precipitation of about 150 mm. Salar de Talar is a part of the Central Andean dry puna ecoregion, which in this zone is characterized by tussock grass vegetation.