Almost imperceptible from its backdrop of baked red rock, emerging as a perfectly placed traditional adobe settlement, it takes an even closer look to discover that this is, in fact, the very conscientiously designed and luxuriously authentic Alto Atacama hotel.
In the shadow of the Cordillera de la Sal and with the San Pedro River coursing by its enviably remote and magical position in the Atacama desert means it is well placed to explore the surrounding natural sights of deep, sweeping valleys and canyons, kaleidoscope skies, serene lagoons, ancient ruins and tempestuous geysers.
Yet the location is only part of the hotel’s unique allure; its design both in and out stylishly embraces the aesthetic of the Altiplano and Atacama. Varying textures in the form of colourful earth-tone tiles, Brea lamps, cave paintings, local iconography, sculptures, and coarse Aguayo tapestries and Amerindian textiles, blend to create an inviting, warm and intimate atmosphere to the contrasting wilderness outside. Each comfortable room features its own terrace and is equipped with many modern appliances and luxuries.
What’s more the hotel’s activities and expeditions are expertly planned and personalised to you, with private guiding available. The staff will do their utmost to look after you and there are many facilities to enjoy at the hotel, such as yoga, spa treatments, hot springs, or just sitting under the patio awnings gazing at the spectacle in front of you.
Alto Atacama Lodge & Spa is a Jacada Signature Property for excellence in personalised service and luxury. Jacada Guests making new reservations of three or more nights on a full-board basis will receive a complimentary sparkling wine and cheese platter.
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is in a unique location, completely surrounded by the natural landscape of the San Pedro region of Chile. The resort aims to integrate into the environment without causing harm to the surrounding ecosystem. Built with local materials, the resort is designed to be water and energy efficient, and can often operate without the use of air conditioning.