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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Best Honeymoon Tours in Brazil

Honeymoon destinations have changed a lot over the years and now couples are branching out a lot more than they did a couple decades ago. Most of the tour companies we’ve spoken with over the years in marketing planning or in our interviews have seen a pickup in Honeymoon bookings. This is true all over […]

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Exploring the Punta Sal Peninsula of Honduras

Near the Honduras town of Tela and in view from the beach at Indura Golf & Spa Resort, the Punta Sal Peninsula of Honduras is home to the Jeanette Kawas National Park. In a country where protecting national parks is a real challenge, this one’s geography helps it ward off much of that pressure. Established […]

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Exploring Ecuador and Peru with Marcel Perkins of Latin Trails

We like to highlight companies doing a superlative job in Latin America for upscale travelers. Sometimes you may not have heard of these companies because they’re “inbound” tour companies. You contact someone to book a Galapagos tour, for instance, and a company like Latin Trails is the one actually taking care of you on the […]

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Explora’s New Adventure Resort in Peru

Explora Valle Sagrado opens a new chapter for the region between Cusco and Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru. We’ve had high praise for the explora company based in Chile, with reviews of their properties in Patagonia and Atacama. I experienced a terrific overland travesia with them from Uyuni to Atacama that was […]

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