Ecuador Archive

A Modern Hotel in Cuenca: Zahir 360

Among a sea of colonial inns and routine business hotels, Zahir 360 brings a splash of modern style to Cuenca in Ecuador. Cuenca has been a real estate hotspot for retirees for more than a decade now, but the number of tourists passing through has been smaller. Those numbers keep inching up, however, enough to […]

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Touring Multiple Countries in South America is Getting Easier

It’s natural when you visit South America for the first time to say, “I want to do it all!” With bucket list in hand, you start looking at what you can knock off during your 10-day vacation. Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Rio, Buenos Aires, Easter Island, and wine country here we come! In general we’d say […]

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Closer to Nature at Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador

While you might think of another country immediately if you hear “Amazon lodge,” there are actually more high-end places to stay in Ecuador, where getting there is not such a slog either. We’ve just added our third jungle lodge in the Amazon Basin region there, Napo Wildlife Center. While this one might be a tad […]

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Plan Ahead for Your Small Ship Cruise

If you’re booking a trip on a giant floating hotel, often you can wait until the last minute and still get a prime berth. With small ship cruises, however, you may be out of options if you don’t plan ahead. Many small ship cruises in places like the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon River region […]

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The Top-10 Luxury Travel Blog Posts From Latin America

Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, and hotels. When it comes to what’s really popular though, apparently our readers like to drink. The perennial favorites you see in our 10 most popular posts in the sidebar (or scroll down on mobile phones) are […]

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5 Places to Get Useful Travel Information and Inspiration

There’s no shortage of travel information on the web or TV and we’re not lacking in places to go for inspiration. Here are a few ways to cut through the clutter.