Nayara Alto Atacama Hotel

Nayara Alto Atacama blends seamlessly with its red-rock surroundings in Chile’s Salt Mountains. The luxurious hotel is situated in a spectacular  location, tucked away in a valley of serene beauty, in the shadow of the Pukará de Quitor ruins and with the San Pedro River winding its way discreetly alongside.

This 42-room adobe oasis is in the world’s driest desert, located on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama. The low-lying terracotta property is surrounded by natural landscaping with Algarrobo trees, scented Rica-Rica bushes, and striking cacti. Chilean interior designer Enrique Concha dreamed up the warm yet minimalist suites, which feature local handicrafts, desert hues, and large terraces looking out to the gardens and the Catarpe Valley. Keep an eye out for the resident llamas. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, all well equipped to soothe your body after an action packed day. The rooms have private terraces where you can enjoy the colours of the valley, read a book or simply relax looking at the gardens.

The perfect base for exploring the desert, cultural encounters, or simply absorbing the breathtaking landscape. The intimate resort provides easy access to activities ranging from hiking lunar landscapes, cycling dunes and caves, exploring geysers and lagoons, and stargazing. This is one of the best places on the planet to view the night sky (guests can ever take an astronomy lesson at the private observatory).

The food in Alto Atacama is healthy, delicious, and fuels body and soul before and after a day of exploring the desert. There is a main indoor dining room and two outdoor dining rooms. North Chilean flavours are given a lighter, more nutritious twist using Andean plants. Guests can also enjoy an asado-style feast at the Atacamenian Quincho outdoor barbeque pavilion, which overlooks the Andes mountains.

The Puri spa has saunas, outdoor mineral baths, and treatments that incorporate local ingredients such as coca leaves, murta, rica rica, and quinoa.


"We had a fantastic holiday "

M & S Rochon

"The trip across the Andes was well organised and stunning"

K Morgan

"We loved it from the moment we flew in, our third truly memorable holiday with SLA"

J & K Cooper

"To the end of the world and back - we made it!"

P & G Moss

"We would certainly recommend your service your suggestions were much appreciated, it was excellent"

"We were treated like royalty, the staff were helpful & friendly."

K & A JonesJohn Doe

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