For many years the grand dame of Vicuña's lodging options, Hotería Vicuña is now looking rather worse for wear. Peeling paint, gaudy statues in the living room and the general feel of a holiday camp forgotten by time cannot be brushed under the carpet however appealing the pool and tennis court facilities. The restaurant is quite good and serves Elqui Valley specialties such as goat and rabbit as well as international fare. The ambience is a step above most eateries
in El Norte Chico—there are even cloth napkins.