Cuisine Archive

Gourmet Cuisine in Costa Rica?

There are a hundred reasons to visit Central America, but the food isn’t usually one of them. It’s long been a mystery to travelers with a discerning palate: how can a region that grows so many wonderful ingredients produce such unimaginative food, even in nice restaurants? Why does all the culinary creativity stop as soon […]

The Best Restaurants in Guanajuato, Take 2

Our original rundown of the best restaurants in Guanajuato is from 2011, so while they’re all still open, others have come along that are better or more memorable. So it’s time for an update. Also, though Guanajuato City probably receives 98 Mexican tourists for every 2 foreign ones, the local population is getting steadily wealthier […]

Our Updated Review: Casa Sandra Hotel on Holbox Island

If the above scene looks enticing to you, this warm and sunny place where you can lounge around by the sea, first know that it’s not your ordinary resort. It’s Casa Sandra on Holbox Island, a place where you get around by bike or golf cart because there aren’t any cars. Not so long ago […]

Vira Vira Hacienda With a View in Chile

Quite a few gorgeous Patagonian retreats have been opening recently and Chile has see quite a few notable new intimate luxury hotels coming onto the scene. The latest to debut (opened in October 2014) is Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, located in a beautiful area near Pucon. The scenery is the star here, with stunning views […]

A Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas

There are some areas of Mexico that seem perpetually underserved in terms of high-end hotels and one of those has long been San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas. Sure, there are plenty of interesting small hotels with a sense of place, but it’s been hard to find one with all the expected luxe amenities […]

Eat Mexico! A Foodie Tour of Puebla and D.F.

There’s some good food scattered around other parts of Latin America, but it’s really tough for anyone to challenge Mexico when it come to intensity or diversity. You’re going to eat interesting food pretty much anywhere in the country, but in some regions they elevate cooking to high art, even when it comes to simple […]