Find solace in northern Chile

We posted a behind the scenes look at Northern Chile from the  James Bond installment Quantum of Solace (2008). While at first glance it might seem a little moonlike and “dry” to say the least, this place has so much to offer and is the best starting point for an adventure to the salt flats of Uyuni in Bolivia, a truly magical place. But back to Chile, it is in San Pedro de Atacama that one can truly experience a desert that is very much alive. With gorgeous sunsets in the valley of the moon, you can reminisce in luxury at a number of hotels in this charming desert oasis. The rooms at the plush Explora hotel are filled with quality linens and custom-designed furniture. There are four inter-connecting pools and saunas, and the food and wine are superb – enjoyed with spectacular views of the Licancabur Volcano. Perhaps the chicest and coziest choice is the fabulous Awasi hotel with its 8 private cottages and individualized excursions. The new Tierra Atacama is another option that boasts a unique Andean spa, priceless Volcano views and personalized service.  No matter which hotel you select, a visit to the Atacama is very James Bond…

 

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