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Tierra Atacama Experience

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Tierra Atacama is a luxury boutique hotel located on the outskirts of the oasis village of San Pedro in Chile's breathtaking Atacama Desert. Guests at Tierra Atacama experience warm hospitality, delicious cuisine and exciting excursions.

At a Glance

  • Amazing luxury spa with many locally-inspired treatments

  • Can arrange a mountain-top picnic

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • Specially designed family rooms

  • All rooms have a private terrace and volcano views

Adventure, Honeymoon, Culture, Spa & health

Insider's View

After a morning's adventure exploring one of the highlights of the surrounding Atacama, the outdoor pool with its breathtaking view of Licancabur Volcano is the perfect spot to unwind.

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Insider's View

After your afternoon excursion, before returning to the hotel enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the Licancabur volcano. Seeing the sunset over this spectacular mountain range is the perfect end to any day in the Atacama.

Scarlett Richard

Insider's View

Plan to stay for at least 3 nights. Located 2,400m above sea level you might want to give yourself an afternoon to adjust to the altitude. The remainder of your time will be spent enjoying a few of the 30 excursions on offer here.

Scarlett Richard

Insider's View

Make sure you bag a place by the fire pit with a pisco sour and watch the sun set over the mountains and volcano.

Jules Maury

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Chile


Tierra Atacama was created by the Purcell family, long time owners and operators of Chile's Portillo Ski Resort and Hotel, famed in Chile for its excellent skiing, food and warm hospitality. Tierra Atacama follows the same ethos as Portillo, providing guest experiences combining options for adventure and activities with a high level of comfort and service. Guests at Tierra Atacama can venture out during the day (if they so wish!) knowing they can be pampered in a relaxing haven on their return.

The guest rooms at Tierra Atacama all have private terraces and all have views of the Licancabur volcano, with the exception of the Family Rooms, which overlook the gardens. Much thought has been given to the interior decoration, with many of the materials sourced locally to reflect the local culture. Cow hides, hand made textiles and crafts have been used to furnish both the guest rooms and general areas, decorated in a neo-minimal style with elegant woods and subtle chocolate and sand tones.

Arguably one of the highlights at Tierra Atacama is the indulgent spa, with steam bath, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and a wide variety of rejuvenating massages, facials, body wraps, scrubs and alternative therapies on offer. There is also an indoor heated pool with water jets and an outdoor pools with luxuriant chaise longues, perfect for relaxing with a book.

In addition to all the excellent services at the hotel, guests at Tierra Atacama can also partake in a variety of excursions in the surrounding Atacama region, from bird watching, wildlife tours, stargazing, walks through salt caves to dune surfing and volcano climbing.


Rooms at Tierra Atacama are divided into the more romantic Oriente Rooms, the slightly more spacious Poniente rooms and the Family Rooms, perfect for families or small groups, with three individual bedrooms and bathrooms set over two floors. All rooms have their own private terrace and the Oriente and Poniente Rooms feature outdoor showers.


Children are more than welcome to come and stay at Tierra Atacama. An extra bed can be accommodated in the Poniente Rooms or for a larger family we would suggest the dedicated Family Rooms with three bedrooms and bathrooms. It is important to note that small children may not always adapt easily to the high altitude.


Tierra Atacama features a relaxing living area, library, elegant dining area, bar and the excellent Uma Spa, with Jacuzzi, steam room and Turkish bath. There is also an indoor and an outdoor pool and plenty of areas for relaxation with chairs and comfortable loungers.


A variety of excursions can be arranged from Tierra Atacama into the surrounding Atacama desert, including visits to the shimmering Altiplanic lagoons, the El Tatio geysers, the Puritama hot springs, local villages and the impressive salt flats. These excursions are led by expert bilingual guides and range from half to full day excursions. Other adventure activities on offer include hiking, biking, horse riding and even volcano climbing.

Location & Directions

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Tierra Atacama is located in the north of Chile, in the Atacama desert, a 20 minute walk from the town of San Pedro

When to go

Day time temperatures are luminous and agreeable all year round. A characteristic of the desert climate is the marked fluctuation in temperature between day and night. In winter (June, July and August) the average temperature is 22ºC during the day and at night it goes down to around 4ºC; temperatures can occasionally go below freezing. In summer (December to February) the temperature varies between 28ºC during the day and 16ºC at night. During these months the temperature can reach 32ºC. January-March can sometimes receive a little rainfall and cloudy skies.

On February 2, the biggest festival in San Pedro, Festival de la Candelaria, features a large parade of bands and dancers.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Chile

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