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.


Irrigation water

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.

Solar Energy

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.

Local employment

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.

Local flavour

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.

Rainbow Mountain becomes 2nd most visited destination in Peru.

Winikunka, more commonly referred to as the Rainbow Mountain located between Quispicanchi and Canchis provinces in the Andean region of Cusco, has become the second-most popular destination in Peru after the archaeological park of Machupicchu.

Information was confirmed by Cusco Governor Edwin Licona upon his return from Lima, where he met with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and government members to address the importance of this natural attraction in 2018.

“Nowadays, there is evidence to prove tourists visit Cusco not only for its historical and archaeological sites recognized worldwide. Current figures show that the second-most visited site in Peru, after Machupicchu, is Winikunka,” he said.

Licona emphasized that Cusco has an environmental, ecosystem, and geographical potential in High-Andean, Andean, and Amazon regions, seeking intangible status with Regional Conservation Area declarations.

Cusco Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) Head Rosendo Baca told Andina news agency that —by the end of this month— more than half a million domestic and foreign tourists will have flocked to Winikunka this year.

According to off-season and peak-season figures, between 1,000 and over 1,500 (domestic and foreign) vacationers visited the area each day.

In fact, the seven-colored mountain welcomed plenty of locals, who were interested in its natural beauty.

The new Luxury Hotel in Iguazu Waterfalls

The only hotel located inside the Iguazú Falls National Park has been recently refurnished.

This lavish hotel has, without any trace of doubt, the best views in the entire Province of Misiones: right in front of the Iguazú Waterfalls. In fact, from its wide windows, you can watch the mist emanated from the waterfalls, especially from Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Gorge).

Deluxe Jungle  

The new hotel; which features a unique location inside the Iguazú Falls National Park, belonged to the Sheraton Hotel Chain for many years. Afterward, it was acquired by the Spanish Hotel Chain Meliá, who has recently reopened it and changed its status from Meliá to “Gran Meliá”, due to the important renovation works done to the property.  Gran Meliá is the label used by the Spanish chain to identify its most luxurious hotels, located in exotic and iconic destinations, and offering world-class service.

This renovation is part of the new Meliá Standards which focus on environmental protection policies, using sustainable materials, reducing its impact on the environment, and following the rules imposed by the Iguazú Falls National Park.

With an over 20 million dollar investment, Meliá Hotels International refurnished 183 guestrooms with warm colors; of which, at least half of them, offer a frontal view of the falls.

The Spanish chain also renovated the YHI Spa, which counts with five individual cubicles, one double cubicle, and a special area designed for a Vichy shower for corporal treatments.  The hotel also features an infinity swimming pool of 50 meter long by 15 meters wide with a breathtaking view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Gorge).

In addition, the property counts with modern fitness facilities, playgrounds, meeting rooms and conference halls; offering all the  Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand attributes, such as the exclusive service RedLevel that guarantee access to premium amenities. Also, new room categories were added:  Royal Suite, Presidential, Master Suite and Iguazú Suite.

Regarding the gastronomic offer, Gran Meliá Iguazú incorporates Origen Restaurant. It counts with views of the falls and it aims to provide a relaxed atmosphere for breakfast and dinner. It offers an author cuisine proposal that highlight the Misiones original cuisine with modern techniques. A lobby bar and a rooftop bar are also part of the gastronomic offer at the hotel with Spanish Tapas menu.

Source: Newspaper Clarin, Argentina.