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Habita’s Hotel Escondido on the Southern Coast of Mexico

Puerto Escondido, like many other beach spots on the Oaxaca state coast of Mexico, has long been a place for surfers and budget travelers to hit the waves by day and party by night. Traditionally if you wanted a plush place to stay at night, you headed further down the coast to the resort region [...]

Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda [...]

La Selva Luxury Amazon Jungle Lodge

There are three legs to Ecuador’s tourism stool: the Galapagos, the central valley, and the Amazon Jungle region. For the jungle part there has long been a lot of wildlife to see, but slim pickings for a lodge you could reasonably call “luxury” to bed down at each night. That changed when a lodge with [...]

Fresh Photos From Hotel Escondido, Pacific Mexico

We usually wait until we post our review before putting up photos of a hotel or resort, but we just spent some time at Escondido, the latest opening from Grupo Habita, and it’s gorgeous enough for a sneak peek. Situated on the coast of Oaxaca, you take a right out of the Puerto Escondido airport [...]

Elements Hotel Boutique in Managua is Stylish and Intimate

Managua has never been the kind of capital city that attracts throngs of tourists and it probably never will be. With so many other nice places to go in Nicaragua, most travelers head out to nearby Granada, Ometepe Island, or San Juan del Sur. Or the more adventurous go up north to coffee country or [...]

Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been [...]