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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has three top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, […]

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An Artistic Boutique Beach Resort in Costa Rica: El Mangroove

There are a lot of fantastic places to stay in Costa Rica, but if you’re looking for something modern and stylish, you’ll be narrowing your options down to a very short list. The relatively new Mangroove Resort in the Guanacaste region up north defies the rustic jungle lodge look and is one of the most […]

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Eight New Luxury Villas at Rosewood Mayakoba

Each of the last few years when I’ve attended the International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Riviera Maya, Rosewood Mayakoba has always had something new going on to show off. New open air restaurant one year, a revamped pool bar and restaurant another. The El Pueblito section of Mayakoba that they share with the […]

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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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