The eco-friendly design of Casa Atacama’s energy system centers on one overarching concept: our desire to complement the town of San Pedro and its cultural environment. The hotel’s design has been geared towards conservation from its conception, with a focus on water conservation, low energy consumption and a solar-heated water system. We also are committed to minimizing our use of materials when it comes to amenities, and use reusable food and beverage containers to minimize waste.
Our heating and lighting systems are all “low-consumption,” and are connected to a system of solar panels.
Jorge Sánchez, the architect behind Casa Atacama, based his sustainable design on what he calls a “dry bed” of recycled railway ties, which runs through the center of the building and allows for more efficient energy use. In addition to this key feature, other essential details include the use of sustainable building materials and the strategic distribution of the rooms, which helps maintain a pleasant temperature throughout the year.
Casa Atacama is the first sustainable hotel in northern Chile. Our establishment promotes ecologically sound tourism, the responsible use of natural resources, recycling and conscientious energy use among its guests.