5 months ago
Funky new properties and mind-bending landscapes, without the crowds. Chile’s southern Atacama was made famous by the successful rescue of 33 miners trapped 720m underground for 69 days. There is dune-buggying, trekking, brilliant night skies, sand-boarding, 4x4 expeditions, mountaineering and a coast of cool, clear emerald waters and powdery beaches.
Wara Nomade sits on the Chilean Pacific, 7kms south of Barranquilla. The property - open ten days - belongs to architect Susanna Aránguiz, owner of the stunning @Wara_hotel (45mins inland) and one of the designers of #awasiatacama.
A maximum of six guests stay in three ensuite safari-style tents, decorated with Andean textiles. Days are for reading and swimming and snorkelling. The less languid can paddle-board or kayak to spot sea lions and, from November-January, the occasional visiting whale. We drank pisco sours with fresh locos (impossibly tender abalone) and watched camp chef, Carlos, grill a huge fillet of beef over an open fire. Nomade’s season will run September to mid-April. You heard it first from @plansouthamerica Ole! #roamsouth #remoteluxury #chile #waranomade #traveldeeper