Luxury Latin America Archive

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, […]

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, […]

The New Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico is home to some of the country’s largest international companies and has long had the moniker of being the country’s urban, industrial powerhouse. With one of Latin America’s richest municipalities (San Pedro de Garza) and the mansions of its top executives, Monterrey is modern and cosmopolitan with a classy hospitality that includes excellent fine dining, […]

Where Luxury Travelers Should Stay in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is kind of an odd destination in Mexico when it comes to luxury hotel choices. Despite being Mexico’s second-largest city by population, it only has a small fraction of the high-end hotels you’ll find in the capital. With just four that we recommend, it’s more on par with small Oaxaca or Guanajuato. Those two […]

One More Reason to Visit Argentina this Year

Good news for luxury travelers on their way to the land of beef and vino, thanks to new president Mauricio Macri, Argentina hotels just got a tiny bit cheaper. Macri signed an executive order last September 27, in honor of World Tourism Day, that called for expanded implementation of previous 2001 legislation that offered tourists […]

Chile Tourism Rising, but Still Light From USA

More and more people are discovering the joys of travel in Chile. The country set a record in 2016 with 5.64 million tourists, a dramatic jump of 26%. When you dig into the Chile tourism numbers, however, the country is still pulling more from neighboring countries than it is from long-haul (and longer-staying) countries in […]

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