San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
What it is
A minimalist desert lodge in Chile’s northern desert.
What it isn't
Blowing smoke. Tierra Atacama takes nature seriously—they’re the first hotel in South America to make their own solar power, with 588 German photovoltaic panels, and maintain their own well for 100% of their water.
What we think
There’s a reason globetrotters gush and squeal when they hear the words Tierra Atacama: it’s among the most serene, stunning hotels on the entire planet. It’s that good. Guided excursions include half-day horseback rides through desert canyons; petroglyph tours of Rainbow Valley; and bird-watching in the ornithologist-beloved nearby wetlands. Back at the ranch, you’ll be treated to a tranquil glass-walled room with an outdoor shower that couldn’t be anyplace but there (note the llama figures carved from volcanic rock).
You're here because
With your email buzzing every three minutes and each day’s menu of viral stories raising your cholesterol more than deep fried foodstuffs, you need a break. This exquisite lodge in the middle of nowhere—yet full of everything that matters—is all you need.
Steeping in an al fresco hot tub as the adjacent fire crackles and pops is the primal, thoroughly restorative re-set you didn’t know you needed. Then, you hit the spa for a volcanic mud wrap—and resolve to never leave.
Restaurants & Bars
Tierra Atacama Restaurant - Features traditional Chilean and Andean dishes as well as an extensive wine & spirits menu
Deliciously remote. You’re a 15-minute walk from the teensy village of San Pedro de Atacama; the two hour ride from Calama Airport is included in their all-inclusive package.