Some wild style on Chile's Pacific coast at Wara Nomade...
Belonging to the same owner of the Wara Hotel and sitting 7 kms south of Barranquilla on the Chilean Pacific, Wara Nomade guests stay in ensuite safari tents made of Andean textiles.
The southern Atacama is the big new story in Chile – mind-bending landscapes and funky new hotels, without the crowds. The region’s capital, Copiapó, was made famous by the successful rescue of 33 miners trapped 720m underground for 69 days.
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 Awasi Atacama.
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.
PSA Director, Harry Hastings, travelled to Chile to check out Wara Nomade as soon as it opened – “We drank pisco sours with 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 Plan South America, #roamsouth Ole!