Explora Atacama

Explora Atacama, Atacama, Chile


Oneness with nature, respect for the ecosystem, harmony with local traditions. These are the guiding values of the Explora Atacama, a unique eco-lodge that serves as a link between contemporary life and the timeless mysteries of Earth’s driest desert.

Located in the Ayllu de Larache, a traditional Aymara community near the town of San Pedro, the lodge’s indigenous land parcels serve as a base for your explorations into the wonders of the Atacama. After venturing out on foot, bicycle, or horseback, you’ll marvel at the vast, extraterrestrial landscapes around you, before returning to meditate on what you’ve seen in the on-site observatory or spa. A perfect vantage point for contemplating one of Earth’s most wondrous places.


  • 50 rooms with views of the surrounding landscape
  • TV and wi-fi available only in common areas, to help you disconnect from the rat race
  • Choose from suites and double rooms, many with private balconies
  • Full private baths
  • Wicker furniture and indigenous décor in all rooms


  • Full spa with four ambient-temperature pools, sauna and steam baths, and lush native vegetation
  • Outdoor Jacuzzis
  • Adobe quincho shed with patio for outdoor barbecue
  • Nightly performances by local Andean musicians
  • Explorer’s bar with full selection of Chilean wines
  • Separate massage room in a colonial adobe-and-straw building
  • On-site observatory for nightly stargazing
  • Private stables with resident equestrian experts
  • Proximity to Puritama hot springs
  • Horse-riding classes available
  • Gourmet restaurant serving organic local and international cuisine
  • On-site store with a selection of books and local handicrafts


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