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Awasi Atacama is an intimate luxury-in-the-desert hotel that ranks with South America’s best retreats.
This boutique hotel promises true luxury and mixes local construction - stone, adobe and wood - with a chic bar, wide, comfortable outdoor lounges, fine dining and is limited to only a few generous suites in order to ensure the privacy and comfort of the guests.
The different rooms are spacious and have their own private yard with solarium, outdoor shower and reading armchair. There is a swimming pool with comfortable chaise longue for relaxing and enjoyment. The in-house Chef has designed a varied menu, using ingredients that are exclusive to this zone (such as purple potatoes, patasca, quinoa or chañar), which have been enjoyed for thousands of years by the indigenous people and subsequently allows you to discover and enjoy new aromas and flavours.
Despite its seeming remoteness, the hotel is just a five minute walk from San Pedro's central plaza with its bars and restaurants. Described as an absolute 'must' visit, San Pedro's Paleolithic culture has produced impressive rock fortresses on the steep mountains, contrasting beautifully with the Atacama Salt Lake, a former inland sea formed millions of years ago. This unique experience; viewing the vast plains of salt crust with its octagonal- shaped crystals and admiring the lagoons reflecting the towering volcanoes is simply breathtaking and awe-inspiringly beautiful.
Why we love it
A unique experience; viewing the vast plains of salt crust with its octagonal- shaped crystals and admiring the lagoons which reflect the towering volcanoes is simply breathtaking and awe-inspiringly beautiful.
Saskia, Original Traveller