Luxury Latin America Archive

The Beautiful Quebrada de Las Conchas in Argentina

The first time I went through the Quebrada de las Conchas on Route 68 in Argentina, I was on my way from Salta to spend a few nights in Cafayate. I was traveling independently back then and saw it all from the window of a public express bus. I was entranced with the views, but [&hellip

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An Empanada Cooking Class at House of Jasmines in Salta

As I sat down to eat my empanadas that came straight out of the oven, I thought they just might be the best ones I’ve ever had. Part of that was probably an emotional feeling about the process though: I put them together with my own hands in a cooking class at House of Jasmines [&hellip

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What Kind of Experience Does the Adventure Traveler Want?

Do you consider yourself an adventure traveler? What does “adventure travel” mean to you? I’ve been on adventure tours that felt like they were going to kill me, then others where I barely broke a sweat. Two organizations that care deeply about how you reconcile the differences recently ran a survey of 8,000 active travelers [&hellip

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Local Luxury Travel Hotel Chains in Latin America

When you think of luxury hotel chains around the world, you probably think of the international ones everyone has heard of. In Latin America, however, these tend to be pretty scarce, so you’re more likely to see names like Inkaterra, Explora, Aranwa, and Habita. Many of the “chains” in this region only have two or [&hellip

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Why Vogue, GQ, and the New York Times Have “Discovered” Placencia

Have we reached the tipping point in Placencia, Belize? You’ve seen this trajectory before: a place is completely unknown, then is discovered by a few pioneers who move there, then word of mouth and a few travel articles bring more and more visitors each year. Better hotels go up, including one or two luxury ones, [&hellip

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Hacienda San Angel: Beachside Romance

  We recently re-visited one of our favorite boutique hotels, Hacienda San Angel, on Mexico’s beautiful Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta and it remains one of the best luxury options for travelers with an eye for colonial art and an ache for romance. The hotel is an iconic part of the town’s history. Puerta Vallarta, [&hellip

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