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It's Not A Mirage: Tiny Oasis Town Of Huacachina Thrives In Middle Of Dry Desert

02/25/2015 05:40 pm ET | Updated Feb 25, 2015
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Your eyes are telling the truth.

Huacachina is no mirage -- it's a tiny town of less than 100 people, located in the middle of the Peruvian desert.

The tourist hotspot is back in the news this week, but people looking to visit the "oasis of America" should be aware, it's running out of water.

The tiny town (population: about 100) of Huacachina is centered around a charming oasis, but it's drying up. What's more, local authorities are having a hard time refilling it with water from a nearby spring.

So please, take a look at Huacachina in all its glory, and, if we were you, we'd plan our trip sooner than later.

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