Located in the oasis that is San Pedro de Atacama, explora Atacama is a beautiful, understated luxury lodge that is perfectly placed to explore the volcanoes, thermal springs, salt pans and huge skies of the Atacama Desert. The property sits on 42 private acres, encompassing 50 comfortable, television-free guestrooms crafted from natural, indigenous materials.
Dotting the grounds are four interconnected swimming pools, flanked by lush native vegetation, open-air hot tubs, sauna and steam bath facilities. There is also an inviting barbecue area, known as a quincho, that includes a restored traditional adobe house with a patio. On special occasions, guests may gather here for delicious spit-roasted meats, eaten whilst taking in rousing Andean musical performances by accomplished local artists.
Activities at explora Atacama include horseback riding, nature walks, visits to the Puritama hot springs, vehicle tours and mountain biking. For some serious star-gazing, head to the exceptional onsite observatory, which houses a fantastic telescope. Return to the lodge for a relaxing massage or fresh delicious meal accompanied by a superb Chilean wine.