와카찌나 (Huacachina)는 남서부 페루에서, 이카 지역에있는 마을이다. 이 유전자 지구 이카의 도시 근처 이카 지방에 자리 잡고 있습니다.
Huacachina has a population of 115 (1999).
Huacachina is built around a small natural lake in the desert. Called the"oasis of south America," it serves as a resort for local families from the nearby city of Ica, and increasingly as an attraction for tourists drawn by the sports of sandboarding and taking dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.
Legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid.
The area is popular for both dune buggying and sandboarding.