Tierra Atacama is our best example of how sustainable initiatives can evolve. We are at the forefront of the renewable energy movement in the touristic sphere in South America. The results we have achieved serve to not only protect the environment, but also make us as efficient as possible when operating our sustainable Atacama hotel.
In Atacama, the sun offers us its natural energy and water is highly valued. We reuse it to irrigate our gardens, which themselves have been planted in recovered terrain. Today, they attract everything from bees to local birds, all of which serve to enrich the hotel’s grounds. We work with local astronomy experts to teach our guests about the Andean tradition of the stars, discover local ‘ayllus’ or villages on horseback, and visit the town of San Pedro de Atacama – all to better understand the lives of the Atacameños.
As dusk descends, sunsets transform the sight of the Licancabur Volcano, a sacred emblem for the local community and come nightfall, the starry skies of the desert are some of the clearest on Earth due to the low light pollution. Here, the silence is so potent it’s like another element of the desert’s energy.