Wara Nomade is a stunning luxury beach camp on Chile’s Pacific coast.
Chile’s southern Atacama features mesmerising landscapes and incredible opportunities for desert adventure. Unlike the northern Atacama, few international tourists make it here. The region was made famous by the successful rescue of 33 miners trapped 720m underground for 69 days.
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What we love about Wara Nomade
- Wara Nomade was created by architect Susana Aránguiz, owner of the stunning Wara Hotel (45mins inland) and one of the designers of Awasi Atacama.
- Before Susana created Wara, this stretch of coast was a family secret.
- A maximum of six guests stay in three luxury ensuite safari-style tents decked in Andean textiles
- At night, paths are illuminated by lanterns.
- Most meals are grilled over on an open fire. The seafood here is out of this world.
- The clarity of the Atacama atmosphere make for some of the clearest skies on the planet.
What to do at Wara Nomade?
Days are for reading, beach-combing, swimming and snorkelling for scallops. The less languid can paddle-board or kayak to spot sea lions and, from November-January, the occasional visiting whale.
For those looking for adventure, there is dune-buggying, trekking, sand-boarding, 4×4 expeditions, mountaineering and a coast of cool emerald waters and powdery beaches. The Atacama’s night skies are amongst the clearest of anywhere on the planet, making it an incredible destination for star gazing. Those wanting to experience the region’s most dramatic landscapes should head for the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, either by helicopter from Wara, or as an unforgettable overland journey into Argentina.