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Terrantai Lodge

A wonderful alternative to the 5-star all-inclusives of San Pedro

Excellent Five stars from 11 votes
Terrantai Lodge - pool
Terrantai Lodge - pool

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This is a superb option for anyone looking to stay in a historic, intimate lodge that is more boutique bed & breakfast than luxury resort. Terrantai Lodge was originally a 19th century house that, due to its age and proximity to San Pedro’s church, remains part of the designated Historic Centre of the town. The property was converted in 1996 with an emphasis on embracing the local area and culture, along with sustainability, and has retained many of the original features. The result is an idyllic little hotel constructed of adobe walls, stones from nearby rivers and native woods; but also boasts solar-powered heating and electricity and mod-cons such as WiFi and a pool. A triumphant combination, in our opinion!


Terrantai Lodge lies in the heart of San Pedro de Atacama, just one block from the main square, in the shadow of the picturesque church that dates back to 1744. Yet the high stone walls around the lodge keep the ambient hustle at bay and maintains the peaceful environment of the property. As there is no on-site restaurant, this central location is ideal – providing easy access to the plenitude of eateries in San Pedro. Calama airport is approx. 100km away and takes around 90 minutes to drive/transfer in.


In keeping with the indigenous theme, Terrantai Lodge is a single-storey property that is approximately square, set around a central sun terrace and pool. This provides all rooms with easy access to the pool, reception and dining area, where breakfast is taken. Parking is also available, although this is located a couple of minutes from the lodge.


Terrantai Lodge has a total of 21 rooms, divided into Standard and Superior categories and available as double, twin or triple formation. All the rooms are tastefully decorated with local art and have the amenities you would expect i.e. W-Fi, safe-box, hairdryer, ceiling fan, heating, room service etc. We recommend the Superior rooms, simply for the extra space.


Part of the parcel of going for a chic-rustic feel is, of course, a slight lack of features. That is all part of the charm and appeal of Terrantai Lodge; and to be fair the pool & terrace is a terrific spot to relax in the tranquil warmth of the Atacama desert. The breakfast is excellent and there are water stations where you can fill up your water bottles. There is also a small library, which is an ideal nook to escape to with a book and cup of local tea!

Authentic taste of San Pedro in a tastefully renovated property

Standard rooms are quite small

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