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Everything is made of salt, including the furniture. It is no longer a functioning hotel but is now a "museum." If you want to go inside, you must buy something at the snack bar. It is worth spending 5-6 Bs. to see the inside. There were two old salt hotels. The Palacio de Sal and the smaller Hotel de Sal Playa Blanca (the latter was only one I saw both in Oct 03 and May 06). Both were shut down as hotels in October 2002 due to poor sanitation and environmental damage to the Salar.

The good news is that they are building a new, large salt hotel on the edge of the Salar north of Colchani. In May 06, the new salt hotel had not opened yet. I only saw it from a distance but the construction seemed pretty far along. I found a website for Palacio de Sal but I don't know if it is the old or new hotel. Lonely Planet in Apr 04 said that the old hotels were being deconstructed and relocated near Colchani. I know the Hotel Playa Blanca was still there in May 06, so maybe they just moved the Palacio de Sal.

Directions: West of the mounds of salt and east of Incahasi

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  • Updated Aug 27, 2006
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