Hotel de Sal Playa – The salt hotel of Bolivia

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In the middle of Salar de Uyuni, a huge salt deposit in southwestern part of the Bolivia, is located a hotel made entirely of salt. It isn’t surprising actually, rather very natural, since salt is the only available material in the region.

Hotel de Sal Playa was built in 1993 by a salt artisan who saw an opportunity to make some moolah out of the tourists looking for places to stay while visiting the nearby mine, which is one of the world's largest of its kind.

The hotel walls are made of salt blocks stuck together with a cement-like substance made of salt and water. During rainy seasons, the walls are strengthened with new blocks, while the owners ask the guests to avoid licking the walls to prevent deterioration. All the furniture (including beds) toilets, lighting, and billiard table are made of the salt blocks.

The lodge has 15 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a bar.


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