Luxury Latin America Archive

Latin America Travel News Roundup – Mid-July ’13

We’re in the midst of editing some new luxury travel new stories and reviews for next week, but meanwhile here’s a bit of news for travelers headed to Latin America in the future. Direct flights from Tampa to Panama City The residents of Tampa are psyched to hear that Copa Air will soon be flying [...]

Design Hotels That Serve the Young, Rich, and Artsy

I just attended a luxury travel conference attended by expensive hotels and tour companies catering to the wealthy. This is nothing new, but the focus of this one was new: the “creative class” travelers who want their fine linens and concierges to come with a ladle full of cool. Boutique hotels have gone from occasional [...]

The Shifting Crime Scene in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is getting safer. Is that the whole story though? NPR has been running some excellent Morning Edition reports this week specifically focused on violence in Latin America. Travel publications and news outlets both tend to either ignore or over-hype the crime situation in various places, but we try to keep it real [...]

Our Review of the Best Wine Lodge in Chile

Between several contributors, we’ve stayed at a lot of lodges and inns attached to wineries in Chile. After being underwhelmed a lot, Gabriel O’Rorke finally found one that was ready to be featured in Luxury Latin America: Lapostolle Residence in the Colchagua Valley. As with most of the others we have encountered, it’s small—just four [...]

Unplugged Cruising off the Baja Peninsula

We don’t write a whole lot of feature stories on cruises, since most of them aren’t all that high-end, so perhaps its fitting that our latest is on an “Un-cruise Adventure.” Our contributor Ellen Barone took off from La Paz, in the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico, for a seven-day luxury cruise around the Sea [...]