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Hopkins Bay Beach Resort on the Sandy Coast of Belize

It’s not always easy to find a sandy mainland beach in Belize, or to stay close to a real Garifuna village. At Hopkins Bay Resort you get both though, in a secluded area halfway down the coast. Located in the Stann Creek district between Dangriga and Placencia, it sits by a small village populated by […]

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Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where […]

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The Expanded Hotel Villa Maria Cristina in Guanajuato

For two of the past three years the editor of Luxury Latin America was based in Guanajuato, so we’ve watched a major construction project going on with Hotel Villa Maria Cristina. It bought several buildings facing the street leading up to the Presa de la Olla and acquired more land behind them to expand in […]

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Their List, Our Reviews: World Travel Awards

The annual World Travel Awards for Latin America took place recently in Lima and a lot of properties we’ve highlighted were among the winners. Like any contest where people go online to vote—and the nominees beg and plead for weeks to sway the outcome—there’s a lot of ballot stuffing determining the winners. Whoever has the […]

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Pikaia Lodge: a Reason to Stay on Land in the Galapagos

For a lot of good reasons, most visitors who come to the Galapagos Islands spend five to ten nights on a ship. Pikaia Lodge, opened in late 2014, is the first property luxurious enough to give visitors a reason to have a land base instead. It’s a good option for those who have problems sleeping […]

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Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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