ATIX LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA, BUT AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
This new luxury hotel propels the South American gem – previously only served by dingy backpacker haunts – onto the world stage, as far as accommodation is concerned. With its sleek interiors, 53 elegant bedrooms and delectable local cuisine (countless Andean potato varieties and daily foraged mountain herbs), it’s the trendiest kid on the block.
ATIX LA PAZ, BOLIVIA Photo Gallery
A contemporary parallelogram structure of Comanche stone and Bolivian timber, with solar power and recycled rainwater keeping green principles at its core, the Atix Hotel is just 20 minutes from La Paz in the safe, modern neighbourhood of Calacoto. It’s the natural progression for a city in transformation. New cable cars make it easier to get around and there are dozens of exciting restaurants opening up. For a taste of local life, head over to El Alto market, where Bolivians trade in everything from llamas to sugar cane, while local fortune tellers ply their trade in tiny tents.
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OUR KIND OF LUXE
Take five to appreciate the work of world-renowned artist Gastón Ugalde (known as the ‘Andy Warhol of the Andes’), whose dazzling masterpieces can be seen throughout the hotel. Then head out for dinner at Gustu – the pork terrine, served with grilled potatoes and smoked apple, is delicious GO Aracari (aracari.com) offers an eight-night ‘Highlights of Bolivia’ package from £3,628 per person, based on two people sharing, including three nights at Atix and a food tour of La Paz.