Terrantai Hotel

San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile & Atacama Desert, Chile

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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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Terrantai Lodge is a charmingly rustic lodge in the heart of San Pedro, an oasis town in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Blending stylish modern comfort and traditional design, Terrantai offers a superbly comfortable base for adventures throughout the desert.

From the outside, Terrantai Lodge in downtown San Pedro de Atacama seems to be just a simple adobe-and-stone village house, but step inside and you’ll find a contemporary chic hotel. Terrantai has won numerous architectural awards for its desert-inspired hotel that gracefully blends modern styling with local materials and artistry. Preserving the local heritage played a large part in creating Terrantai, and Santiago architect Mathias Klotz was able to use techniques developed thousands of years ago, with local elders teaching young architects the new skills. Boasting a charming courtyard with a fire pit and small plunge pool, Terrantai has just 21 high-ceilinged rooms with beautiful tile floors and big comfortable beds, all given a charmingly rustic feel by the hand-carved furnishings.

The candlelit restaurant, perfect for a romantic dinner, serves international cuisine, and there is a small bar to serve drinks at night. There is also a library with speedy Wi-Fi access.

One of our favorite things about the Terrantai is their daily cheese and wine evening, which gives guests the opportunity to mingle and share experiences and advice.

Terrantai is situated next to the village church, just steps from the craft market and near the small assortment of restaurants and shops that comprise San Pedro today. We highly recommend Terrantai for those wanting to explore the Atacama Desert but also get a feel for the culture and people that have inhabited this breathtaking area for so many years.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile & Atacama Desert, Chile

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