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The Revamped Hotel Esencia in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The problem with publishing since 2007 like Luxury Latin America has is that hotels don’t stay stuck in time and we need to continually update old reviews. Sometimes the changes are minor, but beautiful Hotel Esencia between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is looking fresh and new after recent changes. Esencia has long been a […]

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A W Hotel Comes to Bogota

In the early days of Starwood’s W Hotels expansion, when a new W came to town it was a major event. From Bali to Barcelona, Istanbul to Santiago, it was almost taken by the locals as a sign that the city had made it. When the one opened in Mexico City, residents flocked to the […]

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The Spellbinding South of Costa Rica

Costa Rica vacations take a rather predictable path for first-time visitors. Those who return tend to dig deeper, to explore wider, to get more off the standard circuit. Our latest tour story leaves the capital, heads to the coast, and then meanders down through the Dominical region almost to the Panamanian border, to the Gulfo […]

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Approaching Ancient Mayan Ruins on Horseback

Want to feel like a conquistador and have a brag-worthy excursion that nobody you know has experienced? We’ve got one for you that’s not very far away, but very exotic in feel: entering the impressive Xunantunich site on horseback. Nobody ever approached it that way in its heyday, which was off and on from 670 […]

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A Luxury Hotel Within a Luxury Hotel at Mousai in Puerto Vallarta

Taking a cue from Vegas perhaps, the most exclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta right now is a new entry that’s inside another more established hotel that’s been around for a while. Mousai is an enclave that’s a step above—both figuratively and in location, from the Garza Blanca Hotel on the waterfront in Banderas Bay, Mexico. […]

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Two Top Mexican Wine Country Hotels in Northern Baja California

  California the state gets all the attention (and the crowds) when it comes to wine, but if you head south from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe, there’s a thriving wine region there as well. We’ve just posted reviews of two Baja Norte hotels to consider if you’re touring this lesser-known wine region. It’s […]

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