Elements Hotel Boutique in Managua is Stylish and Intimate

Managua has never been the kind of capital city that attracts throngs of tourists and it probably never will be. With so many other nice places to go in Nicaragua, most travelers head out to nearby Granada, Ometepe Island, or San Juan del Sur. Or the more adventurous go up north to coffee country or [...]

Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been [...]

Touring Puebla: the Capital, Cuetzalan, & Cholula

We just posted a tour story on an area of Mexico that you probably haven’t read much about: Puebla. The capital city is Mexico’s fourth-largest, but it only gets a trickle of foreign tourists. Once you head out of their to the “Pueblos Magicos” scattered around Puebla state, there are even fewer of them. That’s [...]

Upgraded in Placencia: Chabil Mar Villas

Some resorts fail to invest in maintenance and improvements and over time they fade in appeal, while others keep upping their game and getting better each year. While we sometimes end up deleting the former from our luxury hotel reviews, we try to revisit the others now and then for updates on what’s new. We’re [...]

Oaxaca City’s Cuisine, Crafts, and Zapotec History

Our latest travel tour feature from Mexico focuses on the fascinating city of Oaxaca. It takes all the elements of a historic colonial city, with its grand churches and plazas, but that’s just the starting point. You’ve got impressive ruins just outside of town, craft villages dotted around like orbiting planets, and craft mezcal distilleries [...]