The spirit of Alto Atacama
The exceptional Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa blends effortlessly into the Catarpe Valley in the Salt Mountain Range, just outside of San Pedro de Atacama. Influenced by local village architecture, the designers who built this magnificent retreat are some of the finest in Chile, creating a tranquil haven in the heart of the terracotta-coloured desert. Guests have an assortment of accommodation options to choose from, each with a spectacular view, private terrace and lovely ensuite bathroom.
The hotel boasts various outdoor and indoor spaces that lend themselves perfectly towards utter relaxation. Guests can enjoy a living room with a roaring fireplace, an outdoor sitting area dotted with small firepits, six outdoor pools and a Jacuzzi that overlooks the valley. Mouth-watering Chilean-inspired menus are on offer, created with only the freshest produce, sourced from local farmers and accompanied by the finest Chilean wines. Adventures include walking or cycling excursions to nearby geysers, hot springs, volcano trails, desert canyons and ancient Inca ruins with petroglyphs.
What we love about Alto Atacama
- Tuck into locally grown socaire potatoes, native quinoa and Chanar.
- Explore the gardens surrounding the hotel, designed by Veronica Poblete, a Paris-trained landscaper and ex-Harvard lecturer, who created the “Andescape” concept.
- Indulge in a soul-soothing treatment at the award-winning spa or unwind with a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath or Scottish shower.