Tierra Atacama is located in a stunning landscape where salt flats, oasis and volcanoes are the prevailing background. The hotel opened its doors back in 2008, in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, known as the archaeological sanctuary of pre-Columbian era and one of the most stunning scenery in South America. You will live unforgettable adventures such as tours to the Atacama salt flats and volcanoes, horseback riding and treks, all this accompanied by expert guides in the region. After a long day exploring the region, even the most adventurous spirits need a well-deserved rest, and Tierra’s spa will be a well-deserved treat: they offer body treatments, massages and hydrotherapy circuits. An inviting sauna, swimming pool and Jacuzzi tub are also waiting for you! In addition to this structure, the hotel’s architecture respects the local culture, preserving the history and tradition of the ancient inhabitants of the region.

SUL Hotels Tip: Beauty is also present in the starry Atacama sky, which you can enjoy from the observatory on the top level of the hotel!


The hotel has 32 apartments with views of the mountains and the volcano, private terrace, outdoor shower, hair dryer, central heating, fan, air conditioning, telephone and in-room safe. There are three categories with unique features for you to choose your favorite and live a personalized experience. Prepare to wake up in awe every morning, as the view from the room’s windows are either to the magnificent vastness of the desert, the mountain range or Licancabur volcano.


There are 16 East rooms, each with 35sqm. Its terraces have an incredible view of the volcano and the bathrooms have indoor and outdoor showers.


The 14 West rooms have 37sqm, bathrooms with hot tub and shower, and feature a terrace overlooking the gardens and the Cordillera de la Sal.


There are 2 Familiar units each with 97sqm accommodating up to six people. Both of them have a master bedroom and two bedrooms, each with two beds each and private bathroom.


Tierra Atacama was created by the Purcell family, also owners and operators for more than 50 years of Ski Portillo, famous in Chile for its excellent ski center and its warm hospitality. As in Portillo, Tierra Atacama offers its guests experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports, with a utmost comfort, hospitality and excellent service. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, making guests feel at home. Renowned Chilean professionals designed the architecture, interior, and the SPA, in order to preserve the influence of local culture while creating an atmosphere that allows guests to relax and enjoy the good life in this unique setting.

In a prime location, only a 15min walk from San Pedro village, the hotel offers unobstructed views of the beautiful Licancabur volcano, and a memorable sunset every day, from any part of the hotel.

From the very start, one of the strongest values of Tierra Atacama has been the protection of the environment. The hotel seeks to provide the best adventure services and spa with minimal nature impact. The landscaping aims to preserve local vegetation and trees, and emphasize agriculture with seasonal crops such as maize, quinoa, figs and other fruits, vegetables and herbs. All these products are used in the hotel restaurant, which supports agriculture students from the local university and helps protect the heritage of the indigenous peoples in the region. By doing all of this, Tierra Atacama successfully promotes sustainable tourism, using the greatest amount of local resources as possible.

Atacama Desert - Chile

Located in Chile, Atacama is a unique and complete nature destination: beautiful rivers, large canyons, lakes, geysers, salt flats dotted with flamingo birds, sand dunes and natural hot springs. The Andes, Domeyko and Sal mountain ranges glorify the region with its snow-covered peaks. From Tierra Atacama you can visit more than 8 neighboring volcanoes, one of which is still active! Breathe in the clean and refreshing air and enjoy the unparalleled desert sky, with its unique lighting, and the stars filling every space, putting on a real nature spectacle.


At 2300m of altitude, the “oasis village” as San Pedro is known, gets all of its fresh waters from 2 main rivers that cross town, and is surrounded by natural beauties like the Andes mountain range, volcanoes, salt flats dotted by flamingos birds, high altitude plateaus, river basins and salt-covered caves. The local history begins with civilizations that established themselves there some 10 thousand years ago, descendants of Incas, Aymaras and Atacameños. The town has an excellent curated museum, restaurants, a historic church and a wide variety of handmade crafts by locals who sell it at the town fair.


High-qualified bilingual guides are prepared to take you on various adventures. Get ready for beautiful treks through Atacama, cycling, horseback riding and more. During the activities, you will visit the main natural and cultural attractions in the region. Enjoy every second of it!


Take the 2h flight from Santiago to Calama, and from there the hotel shuttle will drive you for another hour to reach Tierra.