Friday, August 26, 2011

Atacama Oasis, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

This cool hotel, Atacama Oasis, is in the tourist destination of San Pedro de Atacama in the northeast of Chile, right near the Bolivian border.  In my California/Middle East-centric worldview it's hard not to find comparisons with Jordan (The Dead Sea and Petra) and Southern California (Death Valley and Joshua Tree) but there is something distinct about this place.  For one, the altitude is much higher, but also there are volcanoes, and most importantly, llamas!  God bless South America and their awesome llamas.

This hotel seems to maintain a very strong sense of place without compromising much on the luxury front.  Probably harder to do than it seems.  Thank you Boutique Homes for the photos.

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