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Tierra Atacama

Designed by some of Chile’s leading talent Tierra Atacama is a stylish desert hideaway which provides creature comforts yet preserves local cultural influences. A 32 room boutique property each with stunning views of either the majestic Licancabur volcano or the salt mountain range, the hotel is located within easy reach of the charming rustic village of San Pedro de Atacama, in northern Chile.

The hotel was designed to have minimum impact on the land, preserving the original adobe walls that are part of the history of San Pedro de Atacama, and has won awards for its renewable energy initiatives. With a welcoming, cosy ambience, all rooms at Tierra Atacama have private terraces, outdoor showers and wonderful views towards the volcano. The interior decor is casual and elegant, marked with authentic pieces sourced from local villages.

Experienced guides lead desert adventures, for small groups of around 4-6 people, which range from hikes, walks, bike rides and horse rides to more demanding volcano climbs, as well as tours in vehicles to cultural and historic sites or stunning viewpoints. Guests are invited to combine active enjoyment of the desert with total relaxation at Uma Spa, which offers a full range of facilities and treatments, many which are based on local desert elements. Spa facilities include indoor and outdoor pools (with cascades and water jet beds), steam room and Jacuzzi. Out-door private hot tubs provide the ideal setting to relax and contemplate a beautiful desert sunset.

Gastronomy is an integral part of the Tierra Atacama experience. The hotel’s restaurant serves healthy gourmet food using the best Chilean produce and locally sourced specialities. The wine-list is extensive and allows guests to enjoy a variety of excellent Chilean wines.

Outdoor lounges with open fires are the perfect location to ponder the magnificent night skies and enjoy a glass of wine with friends after a day full of adventure and relaxation.

16 Oriente rooms (35m2) have terraces with volcano views as well as bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers.

14 Poniente rooms (37m2) have bathrooms with bathtubs and showers as well as terraces with views of the gardens and Salt Mountains.

2 Family rooms sleep up to six with one master bedroom and two rooms with two twin beds and their own bathrooms (97m2 total). All feature mountain and volcano views, private terrace, outdoor shower, hairdryer, central heating, air conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone and safe deposit box.

New for 17/18 - The top part of these family rooms (a beautiful space in its own right) is now being offered as a new Lascar room category, with the lowest lead-in price.

See also our sister hotels Tierra Patagonia and Tierra Chiloe

News, January 2018
Tierra Atacama has become the first 100% solar powered hotel, not just in Chile, but in the whole of South America!  A new state of the art solar panel and battery storage system has just been switched on at the hotel in the Atacama desert. So far it has exceeded expectations, providing enough energy for the hotel and its guests both day and night and significantly reducing Tierra Hotels environmental footprint. Stand by generators are on site for emergency back-up only.

Tierra Atacama has installed a NASA designed water system supplying still and sparking water to guests in their rooms and in the communal areas of the hotel. The system uses no plastic bottles, saving an amazing 41000 bottles per year. Not bad for the driest environment on earth! The same system will be installed in Tierra other hotels in Chiloe and Patagonia.