Luxury Latin America Archive

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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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, [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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