This hotel on the banks of Salar de Uyuni is made completely out of salt.

The impressive Palacio de Sal lies in south-west Bolivia on the banks of Salar de Uyuni, the largest and one of the most beautiful salt flats on Earth. This unique hotel is the first of its kind — everything from the walls to the furniture is made from salt — but it still has plenty of homely touches such as sculptures by Bolivian artists, sleek wooden decking and cosy lounge areas. During a stay here you'll be able to unwind in beautifully remote surroundings while still only being 15 miles from the city of Uyuni if you fancy a change of scenery.

The hotel has a cosy feel with just 42 igloo-like rooms, created with large salt blocks and featuring private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi, but there's a great range of facilities on offer. Following recent renovation, the hotel now has a spa complete with a swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. Tuck into a variety of hot and cold options at breakfast from pancakes to omelettes, plus buffet dinners with local cuisine including llama and lamb. Enjoy a game of snooker in the spacious bar, and head to the viewing point for some majestic panoramic vistas over the salt flats.

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Key information

At the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, and 15 miles from the city of Uyuni

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Uyuni airport
Rooms: 42

Accommodation information

42 rooms built with salt blocks

Activities

• Take a tour of Salar de Uyuni, one of Bolivia's and Latin America's must-see attractions • Enjoy trekking and birdwatching in the surrounding area

Dining

Dining room, bar

*Denotes local charge