Extravagance Archive

Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been [...]

Sipping 18- and 25-year Flor de Caña in the Rum Room

A while back I reviewed the 12-year Flor de Caña rum, which is one of the easiest premium bottles to find at the luxury hotels and resorts we often cover in Luxury Latin America. When I stayed at fabulous Mukul Resort earlier this year, however, at the top of my list after the sun went [...]

New Vines of Mendoza Luxury Wine Lodge in Argentina

A few years back I did a popular post on the best wine lodges around Mendoza and it was a pretty short list. I need to update it. After a few years of big announcements and building, we’ve got a lot of new things to talk about in Argentina. The long-awaited Vines of Mendoza is [...]

Mukul Luxury Resort Review and Video Tour

We’ve been raving a lot on here and our Facebook page about Mukul Beach Resort & Spa in southern Nicaragua. Despite just opening fully late last year, it’s in a league of its own. The only resort you can really compare it to in Central America is Four Seasons Costa Rica (who they share an [...]

A Couple’s Spa Experience at Mukul in Nicaragua

I like a good pampering as much as the next guy, but give me 10 activities to choose from at a resort and a massage will be far down the list. My wife feels differently, so thankfully she was along when we had a chance to experience what is now the best spa in Central [...]