Brazil Archive

Makenna in Brazil – A Thoroughly Modernist Beach Resort

As our reviewer says in the intro to our rundown on Makenna Resort in the Bahia region of Brazil, this is not your typical rustic beach hotel. While most of them—even the most expensive—are casual to the point of rustic, Makenna is unabashedly modernist, with every angle looking like it could jump off the pages [...]

Uxua Casa Hotel in Brazil

We’ve had our eye on Uxua in the Trancoso area of Brazil since it opened in 2009 and recently got one of our correspondents in there to check out the experience. It may be in an area once known more for backpackers and faded hippies, but since the owner is a Dutch fashion designer (the [...]

Review of Txai Resort Itacaré in Brazil

We’re heading into winter in the U.S., but beach season is kicking off in Brazil. Over the next couple weeks we’re adding some new luxury resorts in Brazil from our roving correspondent Michael Sommers. First up is a review of Txai Resort, a 40-bungalow nature retreat surrounded by around 1,400 acres of land. This secluded [...]

Mexico vs. Brazil: Economies and Safety

If you’re looking for in-depth and level-headed news coverage, it’s hard to beat the Economist. There was a great article in the August 27 issue on Mexico’s economy, with a look at what’s going right there and how their roller coaster ride compares to that of red-hot Brazil. Read the full article here online. There [...]

Luxury Travel News from Latin America – Late Summer 2012

We’re working on some new hotel reviews and luxury real estate features running soon, but meanwhile here’s a look at what others are reporting on for travel and living in Latin America. Here’s the 857th journalist surprised that Colombia feels like a safe place to travel. (OK, I’m just guessing on that number but it [...]