Luxury Latin America Archive

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 [...]

Latin America’s First Waldorf Astoria, in Panama

Panama City was the first place to see a Trump hotel in Latin America and now it’s the first place to get a Waldorf-Astoria, the highest luxury brand from Hilton, named after the iconic original in New York City. The new Waldorf Astoria Panama is in a prime location in the business district of booming [...]

Two Luxury Panama Hotels Now Marriotts

We try not to spend much time covering the ins and outs of the hotel industries as the signs on the door change often throughout the world. But two prominent hotels we’ve reviewed in Panama changed from independent properties to Marriott brands recently, so we’ve updated our reviews. The major one is the Buenaventura Resort [...]

A Cathedral in a Salt Mine in Colombia

As a veteran travel writer and editor, I don’t get surprised and awed very easily anymore. I wasn’t expecting much when on a tour through Colombia, the guide said we would be visiting a “salt cathedral” outside of Bogota. I’d been to the giant Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia a few months earlier, [...]