Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru. At its center are the green waters of the Huacachina Lagoon, ringed by palm trees and thought to have therapeutic properties. The lagoon’s shores are dotted with bars and clubs. Dune buggies run across the high, rolling sand dunes surrounding the village. It’s called the “Oasis of Americas” and serves as a resort for local families from the nearby city of Ica.
Guilherme Afonso has taken sharp, black and white photos of the desert, contrast to the bright sandy color photos you see when you Google Huacachina. By taking the photos in black and white you now see contour lines of the landscape, the slopes and relief of the landscape more visibly. More images below.