Hotel de Larache

explora ATACAMA

Hotel de Larache

Our lodge is located on a plain known as the Ayllu de Larache, once inhabited by an ancient Atacameño community. We have respected the original layout of the land and restored and maintained some of the buildings.

Opened in 1998, our lodge is situated on 17 hectares (42 acres) of grounds just a few minutes’ walk from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. In the area surrounding the lodge, we have maintained the ancient pathways and buildings which form a labyrinth that invites exploration.

There are 50 rooms housed in three long buildings, positioned to form a central square planted with large trees for ample shade. On the fourth side of the square is the building which houses the lodge’s public spaces. The views from the lodge’s broad terraces enable you to enjoy Atacama’s vast chain of volcanic mountains.

In 2008, we set ourselves the challenge of intensifying your explora Atacama experience, remodeling the furnishings and the indoor and outdoor spaces. Now that the work is complete, we are pleased to be able to offer you new facilities and services.

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Facilities and Services

Swimming pool area

The lodge has an extensive patio area totaling 1,700 meters2 (18,298 feet2). Within this area are four interconnected, outdoor swimming pools, two of them heated by solar panels. So, for those looking for the best Atacama hotels let us just add that in addition, we have saunas, steam baths, heated open-air jacuzzis and a self-service bar. This area has beautiful views. The deep silence is broken now and then by the songs of local birds.

“Turi Puri” massage room

About 200 meters (656 feet) from the lodge is a colonial adobe building which we have restored. After a tiring day of exploration or simply for the pleasure of it, you may come here and place yourself in the gifted hands of our experienced masseuse.

In “Turi Puri”, which in Kunza means “House of Water”, you can enjoy various types of massage with essential oils, such as therapeutic, relaxing or energizing. This is a peaceful place to restore your energy and awaken your senses.

Campo de Cúcuter

About 7 kilometers (4 miles) south of the lodge in the Ayllu de Cúcuter we have 7 hectares (17 acres) of land with chañar forest, alfalfa fields and a beautiful view of Licancabur volcano. On winter days, after a morning of exploration, we often lunch here so we can continue exploring in the afternoon.

Quincho (barbecue area)

Just 50 meters (164 feet) from the lodge building, we renovated an old adobe house and created a large central patio where on some nights we gather with guests to eat spit-roasted lamb and barbecued meat and fish.

Meanwhile, local artists perform music and dance which are typical of the area. You are welcome to join in, if you wish.


In the shop located in the lodge building you can purchase a variety of products, special clothing and gear for exploring, as well as books, handicrafts and jewelry.

Services included in the rate

In addition to lodging and the various guided explorations on foot, horseback or bicycle as well as stargazing, our rate includes:

  • Three meals a day chosen from a varied menu.
  • Open bar for spirits and an extensive wine list
  • Transfers to and from the airport at Calama
  • Use of outdoor swimming pools
  • Use of saunas, steam rooms and open-air jacuzzis
  • Talks on various subjects in the Bar de los Exploradores (Explorers' Bar)
  • Use of computers with internet
  • Wi-fi access in the bar and public areas

Not included in the price

  • Massage
  • Premium wine list
  • Laundry service
  • National and international phone calls