5.0
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What We Love

  • Friendly, multilingual guides know the area’s geology and wildlife
  • More than 20 excursions by Jeep, horse, bicycle or foot suited for varying fitness levels
  • Large private terraces with panoramic mountain views
  • Environmental efforts: Wastewater is reused to irrigate the organic garden
  • The spa's Finnish sauna and steam room

What To Know

  • The village center is a 20-minute walk away
  • The lodge has one restaurant, with a limited menu
  • Excursions are not designed for young children and are weather-permitting

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

After trekking through the massive sand dunes and vast salt flats of the Atacama Desert, I wanted to retreat someplace where I wouldn’t lose sight of the unique landscape that brought me to northern Chile in the first place. Eco-friendly lodge Tierra Atacama was just the place. Built in harmony with its surroundings, the 32-room property has breathtaking views of the Andes.

Constructed from adobe and stone, the boutique hotel manages to be both elegant and rustic. It’s the type of place where you can linger in the sprawling lobby before rinsing off the day’s dust without fear of seeming uncouth. The living room area, with its long couches covered in natural hand-woven fabrics, is the perfect setting for exchanging stories of flamingo and llama sightings with other guests.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/253/pgal-73999-1273782092-612×355-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you’ll never forget that you’re in the Atacama.”}

The guestrooms, minimally furnished in shades of brown and beige, have private terraces that look out at the still-active Licancabur Volcano, and exterior showers that bring new meaning to the word “outdoorsy.” And while the L’Occitane products in the bathroom sooth the skin, this region is the world’s driest altiplano, so you might yearn for some professional attention.

Uma Spa uses saline minerals and volcanic mud in many of its treatments. Before my hydrating message I take a dip in the relaxation room’s indoor pool. Unlike the one outside, it’s heated and has jets that relieve the tired muscles that come with the excursions the staff plans for guests.

In the evening the lobby lights are dimmed and a fire crackles away. I sidle up to the bar, which is made from old railroad crossties, and order a frothy pisco sour as an aperitif. The adjacent restaurant uses ingredients from an on-site organic garden to prepare dishes such as Chilean sea bass and Patagonian lamb chops. After dinner in the desert, I sit by one of the outdoor firepits with a glass of carménère in hand, and the clear night sky’s brilliant stars glimmer overhead.

How to Get There

Tierra Atacama Hotel And Spa
Calle Séquitor S/n
San Pedro de Atacama, undefined Chile

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1089 Reviews
Wonderful Tierra Atacama
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My family had a truly wonderful vacation in Chile, beginning in Portillo and concluding at Tierra Atacama -- the finest hotel in one of the most sublimely beautiful places on the planet. Amazing service and quality in all elements from a 5 star hotel providing exquisite excursions. We love Tierra Atacama!

Reality falls short of the other reviews
David K

Atacama was our last stop of our holiday in Peru and Chile. Before booking I had read the reviews and we were really looking forward to staying there. I booked an Oriente room with separate shower from bath but we were given a Poniente room with tiny shower spaces in a bathtub. The resort was nice but quite tired. It was built more than 10 years ago and it seemed not much has been done in recent years to keep it up to date. The rooms were very rustic and basic with really poor sound insulation, meaning that we could hear and feel everything from other guests’ talk, taking shower and flushing the toilet. As we all know, the excursions are the highlight of this resort and we appreciated the knowledgeable and friendly guides. But for us, Safety and health is more important to consider. Most of resort vehicles were vans and all looked like more than 10 years old and in poor conditions. We took a tour to El Tatio Geisers with another 3 guests in an early morning and all of us felt so cold in the van although with many layers of clothing that we had. The lady sitting behind us who asked the guide to turn up the fan for many times but unfortunately we found the heater did not work. The van always made loud engine noise when accelerating. Bouncing and shaking were other issues during the driving. At last I got motion sickness on the way back to the resort. On the way to airport, we were not in a hurry but the driver drove so fast with the same van. It was Nightmare. Many times, I felt as we would have been ejected from the van if we did not have the seat belts.
We have been to various all-inclusive resorts in the world and what I have to say that Tierra Atacama charges the same prices as other similar resorts where the quality of the rooms, food and service are far better.

Must go!!!
renataberardocco

Very nice hotel , excellent food, all the guides were very kind and knew the places geography and history.
The ski at night is something that you will never forget!
The rooms are very good . It is a place to enjoy the nature!