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Sampling Mezcal in Oaxaca

I’m currently in the city of Oaxaca in Mexico and was fortunate enough to be here the week of the Guelaguetza Festival. That big dance performance is the main event, but there are all kinds of events happening around town at the same time, including a big Mezcal Fair. So in one place I was [...]

Fresh Photos From Hotel Escondido, Pacific Mexico

We usually wait until we post our review before putting up photos of a hotel or resort, but we just spent some time at Escondido, the latest opening from Grupo Habita, and it’s gorgeous enough for a sneak peek. Situated on the coast of Oaxaca, you take a right out of the Puerto Escondido airport [...]

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 [...]