Awasa means “home”, and when you stay at Awasi Atacama you are indeed made to feel completely at home. The suites and buildings were inspired by pre-Inca ruins, using adobe, stone and wood. This ensures that the suites are kept cool in the daytime and warm at night. The architecture and philosophy of this hotel allows guests to feel in touch with the history of the surrounding desert, and the peoples that once inhabited it. Each private suite has a thatched roof, private patio, alpaca blankets, and an al fresco shower.
The open-air bar enables you to look light years up at the starry ceiling, taking in the sounds, aromas and sights of the world’s driest desert.
You might even spot a soaring condor, native to this region. The restaurant is superb, and the theme of being at one with the desert continues here: Chef Juan Pablo Mardones aims to take a little piece of the desert and present it on his guests’ plates. You can even book a cookery class with him and learn to make your own Andean specialities.