Luxury Latin America Archive

New Boutique Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen

I was guest #1 to check in to Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen recently, so if you’ve read a full review of the place somewhere, it was likely penned by an intern sitting in a cubicle in New York City, reading a press release. Click on that photo above and it’ll go to a […]

Eat Mexico! A Foodie Tour of Puebla and D.F.

There’s some good food scattered around other parts of Latin America, but it’s really tough for anyone to challenge Mexico when it come to intensity or diversity. You’re going to eat interesting food pretty much anywhere in the country, but in some regions they elevate cooking to high art, even when it comes to simple […]

From the Jungle to the Galapagos With Columbus Travel

We’ve reported on quite a few different experiences in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, but this time we went on a wildlife overload. As many travelers start to discover reasons to stick around longer in Ecuador, we tried out a popular itinerary of exploring the Amazon jungle before heading out to the islands. With Columbus […]

New Hotels Coming to Latin America in 2015

I’m currently attending the International Luxury Travel Mart conference in the Riviera Maya this week (ILTM Americas) at a hotel I’m always glad to be in again: Fairmont Mayakoba. Through presentations and just bopping around the booths, I’m getting the scoop on what’s on the way next year and beyond. There are supposedly 429 hotels […]

Tequila Clasico de Centinela Review

In our seemingly never-ending series of great bottles of tequila for surprisingly low prices, we present Clasico de Centinela reposado. It’s another great find in Mexico that won’t set you back very much for good quality. If you just look at the marketing, this feels like a brand at war with itself. The name, Clasico, […]

Upgraded in Placencia: Chabil Mar Villas

Some resorts fail to invest in maintenance and improvements and over time they fade in appeal, while others keep upping their game and getting better each year. While we sometimes end up deleting the former from our luxury hotel reviews, we try to revisit the others now and then for updates on what’s new. We’re […]