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Panama City Airport in Style at the Copa Club Lounge

What’s the definition of “luxury” when you’ve been traveling for 8, 12, 16 hours already and you’re facing a long layover at an airport? Your hierarchy of needs probably has a whole different list of items than it will when you’ve finally gotten to where you’re going. For me, I’d been on the move since […]

In Rio, Hotel Alternatives Can Be the Best Option

We’ve written several times before about how Brazil is so inexplicably short on luxury hotel options. Despite a fairly robust tourism business, loads of business travelers, and a relatively wealthy population these days, finding a nice place to stay can be really tough. If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet for the Olympics, you’re […]

Best of Both Worlds: Mantamar Beach Club in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

There are many hotel zones in Puerto Vallarta itself, then when you head north into Nayarit there are even more. Most function like secluded resort areas though, without a lot of life outside the walls. If you want to enjoy the more Mexican vibe of downtown Puerto Vallarta and stroll real streets with real bars […]

Updated Review & Video Tour of Fairmont Acapulco Princess

When we first launched Luxury Latin America last decade, things were different in Acapulco. This was a hotspot on the rebound—according to the glossy magazine stories anyway—and we covered all the top hotels and resorts in what was still a fairly popular international destination. Then business dried up there and apart from adding one new […]

Real Estate Pricing Trends in Panama’s Most Luxurious Neighborhood

This is a guest article from our partners at Punta Pacifica Realty, experts in luxury living options in the capital. Panama City, Panama is renowned for its fast-paced growth, prominent business sector, and impressive skyline of opulent commercial and residential developments. Surveying the glistening urban landscape of Panama City, one area in particular stands out […]

Maestro Taquilero Tequila From Cuervo

“They make that brand too?” It’s a common refrain in the gift shop of the Jose Cuervo distillery in the town of Tequila. The world’s biggest producer of the spirit is known for its worst brand, but it also produced 1800, Centenario, Reserva de la Familia, and now Maestro Tequilero. From my sampling from three […]