Cuisine Archive

Checking Into the American Trade Hotel in Panama City

As the “crossroads of the Americas” and the “Miami of Central America,” bustling Panama City has plenty of great hotels these days. There weren’t any full-service luxury hotels outside the business district, however, until American Trade Hotel opened in Casco Viejo. Casco Viejo is the oldest surviving section of this city that served as the [&hellip

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Drinks and Dining in Guadalajara, Mexico

While we often think of Mexican food as one long list on a menu, there’s actually a lot of variation between regions of the country and Guadalajara has its own spin on things. The second-largest city is also a culinary destination with plenty to try, so we recently posted a story on eating and drinking [&hellip

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A New Luxury All-inclusive Resort in Los Cabos

While the best-known beach resort area on the other side of Mexico is filled with upscale all-inclusive resorts, there haven’t been many in Los Cabos until now. Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resort opened with a splash recently and staked out a spot as the top choice for paying just one amount. Grand Velas [&hellip

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The New Pacaya Lodge on Apoyo Lagoon, Nicaragua

Most of the luxury hotels in Nicaragua are concentrated in a triangle of three locations. We’re happy to see another change to that pattern with the opening of Pacaya Lodge and Spa on the edge of Apoyo Lagoon. Situated between Managua and Granada, this resort offers terrific views of the water from a high vantage [&hellip

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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has three top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, [&hellip

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An Artistic Boutique Beach Resort in Costa Rica: El Mangroove

There are a lot of fantastic places to stay in Costa Rica, but if you’re looking for something modern and stylish, you’ll be narrowing your options down to a very short list. The relatively new Mangroove Resort in the Guanacaste region up north defies the rustic jungle lodge look and is one of the most [&hellip

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