Alta Gracia Costa Rica

Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, and hotels. When it comes to what’s really popular though, apparently our readers like to drink. The perennial favorites you see in our 10 most popular posts in the sidebar (or scroll down on mobile phones) are usually dominated by reviews of rum and tequila produced in Mexico and Central America.

The story doesn’t change much when we break down a year of posts put up in 2015. This list goes beyond spirits now and then, but don’t worry, we’ll keep sampling rum and tequila on your behalf while we’re traveling and on weekends in the home office. Hey, somebody’s gotta do it. Here are the top luxury travel and lifestyle blog posts that went up over the past year. Thanks for reading along. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter or follow us on social media to keep up on what’s new in the coming year as well!

10) To Tequila Town in Style on the Jose Cuervo Express

A full review of the upscale train journey to the center of Tequila country, with a video tour.

Galapagos cruise

9) How to Choose the Right Ship for the Galapagos Islands

There are around 200 ships licensed to tour the Galapagos Islands and most tours of a week or less follow one of several nearly identical itineraries. Here’s how to narrow down your choices.

Indecente mezcal8) A Mezcal Brand for People Who Don’t Like Mezcal

Apparently we’re not the only ones who don’t get enthused about the smoky liquor from Oaxaca. A review of smooth Viejo Indecente in a very cool bottle.

7) Two New Luxury Boutique Hotels in Antigua, Guatemala

We got back to lovely Antigua this year and added reviews of two excellent new hotels there.

6) A Crash Course in Fine Guatemalan Rum

Some of the finest rum in the world comes from one company that produces two brands. In Guatemala City, Antigua, and at the airport you can sample the whole range of them.

5) Panama City Airport in Style at the Copa Club Lounge

Panama City is the main air hub for Latin America and at Copa’s airport lounge you can relax, drink, and even get a shower while watching the planes take off.

4) Great Tequila as a Work of Art: Reserva de la Familia

If you’re looking for a unique gift for around a hundred bucks, this is a reliably great tequila that commissions a new presentation box each year.

reserva de la familia tequila

3) 5 Places to Get Useful Travel Information and Inspiration

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the travel info out there, so we highlight some of the best places to narrow it all down.

2) AltaGracia Hotel in Costa Rica is at a Whole New Level

Costa Rica’s newest luxury hotel is a standout and this post takes you on a video tour as well.

And the most popular post of the year was…

1) The Best Restaurants in Guanajuato – Take 2

We were based in this colonial Mexican city for two years solid until this past July and will be returning for a bit in February. We’re looking forward to eating our way through the city again.

Thanks for checking out the top stories on the only luxury travel blog covering Latin America in depth. Let’s have a great 2016!