Tucked away on a gentle stretch of land in the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama surrounded by the quiet presence of the Andes, Hotel Altiplanico San Pedro faces the impressive Licancabur Volcano, with a unique design inspired in the style of an Altiplano village. Enjoy the famous Atacama sunsets and relax from the smoldering sun in the fresh covers of the private terraces and beautiful swimming pool after a day exploring the driest desert in the world. The hotel was developed following the concept of visual silence, the eye registers the hotel in its totality included in the in the immensity of the Atacama desert.
The hotel offers varied services such as:
- telephone in room
- wakeup service
- swimming pool
- free Internet service
- parking service
- laundry service
Specializing in personalized service with constant concern to give you the feeling that you are at home and that the hotel is warm and caring.
Developing a private, warm space allowing feeling of being sheltered from the strength of the desert, the hotel has 29 rooms arranged in three semicircles, with cultivated fields in between. It has single, doubles, triples and family rooms, based on separate houses, with individual terraces, private bathrooms and independent entries. Some rooms have outside showers to enjoy the starry night and sunny days. Decorated with simplicity using different resources of color and shape the inside atmosphere is fresh and cozy; each has a terrace to enjoy the view. Most furniture is in built to give the feeling that the hotel is part of Atacama, arising from the earth. Each room is unique, with different distribution and decoration. To honor Atacama's old Indian concept of rooms as a refuge for the intense sun of the day and cold of the night, windows are small and walls are thick; to live the desert one has to go outside.
The restaurant is open at noon and night, along with the bar in which every day there is happy hour and good music to relax after having encountered the challenging climate of Atacama. Offering a variety of dishes, in addition to a menu which consists of entrée, main course and dessert, all served with care and elegance. The menu varies daily and weekly. The food is a mixture of Peruvian, Chilean and Atacameñan inspiration. The result is original food that gives the feeling of the roots of the desert and the altiplano. Between the special ingredients used the highlights are; quinoa, purple potatoes, scallops, chañar and Indian corn.
Enchanting Atacama Desert with its innumerable geological wonders such as geysers, hot springs, salty basins and snow capped volcanoes, as well as rich flora and fauna, makes San Pedro de Atacama one of South America's star destinations. It is also full or archeological and cultural wealth, which stand as testimony of its magnificent past. From sunrise in the Tatio Geysers surrounded by jagged mountains and volcanic peaks to unparalleled sunsets reflecting golden light over salty lagoons full with Chilean Flamingoes, San Pedro de Atacama will surely take your breath away
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.