Awasi

Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

An oasis of style and sophistication in the desert

Located in the ancient trading town of San Pedro de Atacama, Relais & Châteaux member Awasi Atacama is situated inside an ancient site surrounded by a historic wall, which for years housed shepherds and herders. Its privileged location just a stone’s throw from the centre of town makes it easy to visit the town square, antique church and museum, whilst also having the freedom to leave civilisation behind and head out into the desert wilderness.

Awasi was constructed keeping the intimacy and comfort of each guest in mind, while respecting the natural surroundings, the culture and the local architecture. The hotel has only eight rooms built of stone, adobe bricks and wood, with thatched roofs. Their ample spaces of more than 60 m² (646 sq ft), with comfortable lounge chairs, large bathrooms opening out onto private open-air patios with solarium and showers are really unique, designed for relaxation, privacy and a well-deserved rest. The pool with comfortable deck chairs invites you to enjoy the Atacama sun in a relaxing space. At sundown the fire is lit and a bar under the stars celebrates your stay with exquisite delicacies that go down well after a day full of exploration. After dark, head to the new and improved observatory within the ancient community of Tulor, far from any light pollution, for celestial beauty at its very best. Star gazing is a must when visiting San Pedro de Atacama.

In the immensity of the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile, the driest, most desolate and arid in the world, the Andean Altiplano will surprise you with its dramatic, exotic, awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy privately guided activities of your choice and at your pace as you explore this incredible region.

An intimate rustic-luxe oasis in Chile’s most dramatic desert, Awasi offers an authentic and singularly personal welcome.

You will love

  • Close to San Pedro village
  • Excellent service
  • Fabulous food & wine
  • Privately guided activities
  • Small and intimate

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Elizabeth Mackintosh

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Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

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We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

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