Though not far from the oasis of San Pedro, Awasi offers a quiet and secluded location from which to enjoy the adventure of the Atacama Desert. The hotel offers only eight cottages, allowing the staff to provide personalized service and to ensure the utmost relaxation in an atmosphere of simple, quiet luxury.

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Awasi Atacama’s eight cottages, like the main building, are all constructed utilizing natural materials of stone, adobe, and wood to better continue the location’s heritage as a traditional oasis, sheltering travelers that have stopped in the area for centuries to seek refuge from the harsh dryness of the Atacama Desert. The cottages have been specifically designed to harmonize with the local culture and environment and feature wide spaces and traditional Andean décor, private patios, reading areas, and both indoor and outdoor showers. The focus of these areas within Awasi Atacama is to provide a comfortable haven in which to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this charming retreat set in the most arid desert on earth.

As the day lingers on, light filters through Awasi Atacama’s thatched roofs into the resort’s sprawling communal spaces. Outfitted in rich tones reminiscent of the indigenous culture, these areas allow guests to tuck themselves away for quiet relaxation or gather around the fire pit and fireplaces for socialization and pre-dinner cocktail celebrations under Atacama’s stars. Spearheaded by Chef Juan Pablo Mardones, the cuisine at Awasi Atacama is a fusion of Altiplano and international fare, providing guests with an array of surprising new flavors while utilizing staples of the native people. Purple potatoes, patasca stew, quinoa, and chañar create quite the colorful presentation and can be fully customized to suite any personal tastes. This is sophisticated yet authentic Andean cuisine at its best.

Each cottage Awasi Atacama comes equipped with its own private guide and vehicle, allowing for bespoke excursions tailored to each guest’s specific interests. Customized experiences include touring the desert and the town in a 4×4 vehicle and exploring the area on horseback, mountain bike, or on foot. In the evening, come back to the hotel to enjoy Andean cuisine prepared with local ingredients and presented in a sophisticated yet authentic manner. After a day of exploration, each guest is rewarded with a total peace of mind, reveling in the majestic beauty hidden away within the immense Atacama Desert.

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