Luxury Latin America Archive

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 [...]

10 Most Popular Luxury Tour Stories and Hotel Reviews

A couple times a year I like to highlight which pages of Luxury Latin America travelers are clicking on the most. It changes a lot from one quarter to the next depending on where our readers are headed and who’s in the news (good or bad), and usually it’s a bit surprising who makes it [...]

Lapa Rios Reserve in Costa Rica Gets Permanent Conservation Easement

One of my greatest family travel memories is when the three of us stayed at Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Sure, the views were stunning and the food was good, but what made it special was the incredible array of wildlife we saw. For the story and photos, see this [...]