Naturally stunning desert retreat.

Seemingly hewn straight from its natural surroundings – a red rock gorge on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama – this beautiful hotel is the perfect retreat for travellers wishing to enjoy striking desert landscapes.

The most mouthwatering local produce is used to create regional and international dishes at the hotel's restaurant. Guests have the choice to dine in the main indoor dining room or one of the two outdoor dining locations. A variety of excursions are available, from half and full day trips by van to trekking and mountain biking expeditions. Other facilities include swimming pools and a spa.

42 spacious rooms designed to reflect the region's nature and cultures, each with air-conditioning, terrace and minibar. Quitor Rooms as above. Standard Catarpe Rooms are located in the hotel's gardens and have views of the lagoon and the Catarpe Valley. Tilo Suites have a second private terrace with an outdoor shower.

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Key information

Tucked away in a valley on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama close to the pre-Columbian Pukará de Quitor ruins. Approx. 5 minutes from the centre of San Pedro de Atacama

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours from the airport in Calama
Rooms: 42

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Accommodation information

42 rooms and suites


• Explore ancient Atacama villages and visit archaeological sites or search for rock art • Experience some of the darkest and clearest skies on a stargazing excursion • Join a tour to the Valley of the Moon, the Atacama salt flats or the Tatio geysers • Set out on one of the half or full day hikes or a more demanding multi-day expedition*.


Restaurant, bar, poolside bar

What's included

All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant • Wine, beer, and soft drinks served with meals • Open Bar (until 11.00pm) • Excursions Use of mountain bikes • Transfer service between the hotel and San Pedro de Atacama (from 09:00 am to 11.30pm).

*Denotes local charge