Lying on a deck chair and watching the perfectly formed Licancabur Volcano turning all shades of pink, red and gold as the sun begins its descent will be an unforgettable memory. Tierra Atacama claims one of the best views in San Pedro, and as it is on the outskirts of the city, allows for an even more breathtaking star-lit sky at night. The hotel has an excellent spa to relax tired limbs, and the quality of the guides when it comes to outdoor adventure is superb.
The striking contemporary architecture was designed by some of Chile’s most creative and talented architects. The design honours the natural wonders of the desert and has won numerous awards for its commitment to sustainability. There are five acres of gardens filled with native plants. In the evenings, gather around the fire pit with a glass of wine and gaze at the spectacular night sky pierced by billions of stars. With a friendly, welcoming team clearly passionate about the desert they call home, this is a warm and inviting eco-lodge from which to explore the majestic Atacama.
Why we love it
One of the best views in the Atacama Desert with a backdrop of the Licancabur volcano
Excellent spa and wellness facilities at the Uma Spa
One of the first hotels in South America to run on solar energy
There are a vast array of tours to choose from, such as Tatio Geysers, Altiplano Lagoons, The Salar de Atacama, Rainbow Valley and more.
Explore the Atacama Desert on horses and feel closer to nature as you walk, trot and canter along.
Admire the magical Atacama night sky armed with the largest public telescope in the area; with the help of a guide identify the different stars.
Feeling adventurous? Climb the Cerro Toco or the Lascar Volcano.
Cycle through striking lunar-like landscapes to Devil's Canyon or Cejar Lagoon.