Tierra Atacama is a boutique bolthole in Chile’s arid northern desert, just 10 minutes from the town of San Pedro de Atacama but feeling a world away thanks to a stunning, isolated location. Making the most of the desert and valley views that surround this magnificent property, Tierra Atacama is blessed with walls of glass throughout – from the the fine dining restaurant and other communal areas to the rooms, meaning those scintillating views are always in sight. The look and feel of this property is Atacama-style minimalism, think sparse – though chic – furnishings and neutral colors, a great use of natural materials like bare stone and wood, and traditional throws or ornaments for a sense of place. The outdoor swimming pool and stylish sun terrace are a joy on hot afternoons, as is the Uma Spa where a plunge pool, Jacuzzi, yoga and wellness therapies await. With fantastic tours, stargazing, and the otherworldly landscapes of the desert all around, Tierra Atacama is a fantastic choice to enjoy them all.

Rooms at Tierra Atacama

The light and airy Oriente and Poniente Rooms at Tierra Atacama evoke the same chic stylings as the rest of the property, all bright white walls and contemporary furnishings interspersed with hand-woven throws, locally-inspired artworks or ornaments and a great use of space. Each comes with a private terrace, indoor and outdoor showers plus essentials like Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and central heating. The Poniente Rooms are larger and include more lounge space and a standalone tub in the sleek bathrooms, while those travelling with children can spread out in a handful of Family Rooms.

Experiences at Tierra Atacama

Tierra Atacama enjoys a beautifully isolated spot in the Atacama Desert, providing endless views from every corner of the hotel and easy access to the best activities of the area. The hotel itself is also a carefully crafted and irresistible escape. Some of the property’s top highlights include:

Floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the building bring the desert even closer.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus a sun terrace are priceless on hot afternoons.
The Uma Spa is excellent for indulgence after a day of activities.
Remote location adds to the privacy of every stay.
Locally-inspired gourmet restaurant showcases the finest of Atacama ingredients.
Perfectly placed to enjoy the best Atacama Desert excursions, stargazing, and more.
Atelier’s pick

Tierra Atacama makes the most of its prized setting with walls of glass throughout and a private terrace for every guestroom. This, plus the paired-back décor and local touches in the cuisine help you feel at one with the Atacama Desert and local culture alike.


The hotel is 64 miles from Calama Airport.