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"A Luxurious Oasis nestled deep within the Sand Dunes of the Atacama Desert"

Need to know

    • 9 Luxury Villas 
    • Located in the Copiapo region of the Atacama Desert     
    • Check-out time: 12 pm
    • Open 365 days a year
    • From €257 / $283 per night (taxes & breakfast included)

We love

  • The breath-taking panoramic views of miles of rolling sand dunes
  • The secluded & extremely spacious private villas with cozy fireplaces
  • The day trip to El Mar de Dunas “The Sea of Dunes” for picnic lunch and sunset 
  • The astronomical tour is a must! See Jupiter, Saturn and many constellations only seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

All guests booking through WorldBoutiqueHotelAwards.com will receive a welcome bottle of Chilean wine to enjoy during your stay.

Top Secret

If you travel between Sept. 15 – April 15 you have the rare opportunity to also enjoy Wara Nomad on the beach. It’s luxury glamping, Atacama style! Explore both worlds in one stay! Ask about the tour options to explore the wonders of Chile.

Origins

Wara blossomed in the heart of the Atacama through the mind, soul and hands of the incredibly talented, Susana Aranguiz – owner, designer & builder.  What began as a simple dream of building houses & structures made with earth and love, inspired by ancient Atacama culture, would become her life’s work.

The Review

In the ancient Quechua language, Wara, means “star.”  When you step outside of your warm, cozy villa and look up into the clearest night skies in the world, you will not only see a sea of stars, you’ll see planets and the milky way.  Wara offers a rare glimpse into the vastness of the our universe, all from the comforts of a luxurious desert hotel. 

 

When you first arrive at Wara, seemingly a beautiful mirage in the middle of the desert, you feel an overwhelming sense of happiness and peace, as the hotel is designed and built with earth elements in traditional adobe style.  Its awe-inspiring décor crafted by local artisans, rugs & textiles hand-woven and dyed by Coya women, its Cypress bones repurposed from 1800s telegraph posts in Patagonia, all give Wara a unique cultural story living within its walls.

 

What they refer to as a Villa feels more like a Home as each lies within its own privacy fence that even includes a comfy outdoor sitting area. When you step into your spacious villa, your warm welcome comes in the form of a cozy wood-burning fireplace.  For pure relaxation, enjoy a tranquil massage in the spa, spend the evening under the stars in the fire-heated stone Jacuzzi, or simply enjoy a delicious Chilean meal and settle into your cozy couch with a great book.  Journey deep into the Sea of Dunes for an unforgettable gourmet picnic.  There is something for everyone at Wara - whether you’re a pair of lovers, a group of friends reconnecting, or a solo wide-eyed wanderer … from adventure, to romance, to pure relaxation, your desert escape awaits, deep in the enchanting wilds of the Atacama. 

Location

The Wara

  • Address: Av. La Cristiana s/n/Copiapo, Atacama, Chile
  • Travel info: International flights in to Santiago International Airport (SCL) connect to Airport Desierto Atacama (CPO). Wara is 20-min drive from Airport Desierto Atacama. Call in advance of your flight to arrange for a taxi transport to the hotel for a small fee.

Key Features

  • Excellent Service

  • Airport Transfer

  • Pool

  • Helipad

  • Stunning Views

  • Weddings

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Free Wifi

  • Car Parking

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa