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Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda [...]

La Selva Luxury Amazon Jungle Lodge

There are three legs to Ecuador’s tourism stool: the Galapagos, the central valley, and the Amazon Jungle region. For the jungle part there has long been a lot of wildlife to see, but slim pickings for a lodge you could reasonably call “luxury” to bed down at each night. That changed when a lodge with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]