Hotel is inspired by the first travelers to San Pedro more than 30 years ago, its character comes from the land, good company and respect for its inhabitants and the environment.
The architecture and interior design were carefully chosen so that you enjoy every moment in a warm place and a relaxed atmosphere. Thei lounge offers us the ideal environment to meet other fellow travelers and to relax and lower the revolutions after a day of excursions in the driest desert in the world.
The Turis (means “house” in local language Kunza) are your personal and intimate oasis and the magical corners your space to connect with San Pedro and with yourself. All Turis are an intimate and private space for us. Each independent from each other and distributed along an elevated path that respects the historical vegetation of the place.
They are passionate about journeys, travelling and discovering. They want to be the perfect complement for that. Each area at Desertica is warm and simple but elegant, trying to bring the outside in.
Hotel was designed for a stay in equilibrium, at the same relaxed pace days go by at San Pedro de Atacama. Desertica was built on the grounds of an old Atacama vegetable garden, surrounded by pepper trees, chañar trees (Chilean palo verde) and algarrobos or Carob trees. They even decided to keep a canal irrigation system that has been used since San Pedro’s foundation. Thus, nativeness is their trademark and an authentic feature. They are sure that Desertica will be the starting point for our new experience at San Pedro de Atacama. Colours, textures, flavours and the feeling of being in a unique place on earth will keep our senses awake to new sensations. Experience, live and rest. Desertica is a journey back to the origin.
SUSTAINABILITY AT DESÉRTICA
Desertica was built on the grounds of an old Atacama vegetable garden. We even decided to keep a canal irrigation system that has been used since San Pedro’s foundation. After a thorough water cleaning process, hotel used water is reused to keep this green oasis Desertica wants to share with guests and the community.
We use solar energy in all hotel facilities. We want to be efficient and impact environment as little as possible. The sun is an important source of energy here with the highest potential in the world.
We want to be connected with local community, having local workers to support regional sustainability. We train our service staff so they fully understand our traveller’s needs and they also feel part of the hotel recognition.
All our bath products are organic and biodegradable.
Terroir identity is one of our main features. We choose local products for you to experience new flavours. You will have them for breakfast and teatime. Chañar fruit, quinoa, goat cheese, olive oil and wine, all Chilean products that are part of Chilean and altiplano cuisine.