Antarctica has no cities or towns. The people who live there reside in scientific bases that resemble oil rigs or military bases instead of traditional towns. The closest resemblance to towns are the Chilean Villa Las Estrellas and the Argentinean Esperanza.
While there are no permanent or indigenous residents in Antarctica, a number of people live there temporarily, and tourists explore the area. Cruise liners are the most popular methods of transport used by tourists, with more adventurous activities such as skiing and kayaking available once there. The ice in Antarctica accounts for large reserves of the earth’s fresh water, but the area has the atmosphere of a desert due to annual precipitation of about two percent.