Alto Atacama


  • Sympathetically designed hotel in a beautiful valley 
  • Admire the amazing desert landscapes 
  • 6 pools, jacuzzis and a spa 
  • Indoor and outdoor dining 
  • Rooms and suites with private terraces

Open: Alto Atacama is open all year.

Location: Alto Atacama is in the Catarpe Valley in the Salt Mountain Range, about 1.6kms from the centre of San Pedro de Atacama. It is at an altitude of 2,400m. The closest airport is Calama, about 100kms and a 90 minute drive away.

Rooms: The hotel has a total of 42 rooms and suites. There are 5 quitor rooms, each covering 50sqm, located on the ground floor and with an en-suite shower room, minibar, safe and garden-facing terrace. There are 27 catarpe rooms, at 52sqm they are slightly larger than the quitor rooms. They have the same facilities and their terraces are more secluded and have views of the valley and mountains. There are 10 tilo suites, each with 70sqm of space. In addition to the standard facilities these also have a private courtyard with an outdoor shower. 2 of the suites are interconnecting and can be used by families. There is room service.

Activities: The hotel offers around 30 different excursions, so you can select those that most appeal to you. You can explore the Atacama Desert on foot and by bike, visit local communities, see Inca ruins and petroglyphs and use the hotel's open air observatory to do some star gazing.

Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant and outdoor dining areas, a lounge-bar with an open fire and outdoor seating areas with firepits. There are 6 outdoor plunge pools. Puri Spa offers massages, a sauna, Turkish bath, Scottish showers and indoor and outdoor jacuzzis. The hotel has its own observatory with an astronomical telescope on a nearby hill.

Dining: Meals are made from local organic ingredients and eaten indoors in the main restaurant or outside where there are 2 further dining areas and a barbecue area. There is a choice of Chilean wines to accompany dishes.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The 2 interconnecting suites make good family accommodation.

Health: Be aware of the effects of altitude when visiting here.

Communication: There is free WiFi internet access in public areas.

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Client Rating for Chile 5/5 from 3 reviews

My favourite hotel. The location, the grounds, the room and facilities and also the staff were wonderful.

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