Villa rentals Archive

Luxury Travel Trends, Late 2009

As I mentioned in an earlier post specific to Latin America, I attended the Luxury Travel Expo last week and got to hear what people in the industry had to say about the state of upscale travel in late 2009. They were more upbeat than I expected, especially since travel to Europe has fallen off […]

Our Review of the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico

We were honored to be among the first batch of guests at Banyan Tree’s first hotel in the Americas. The president of Mexico had just been a guest at the opening ceremony two weeks before we arrived, kicking off what is (for now) the most impressive resort in a region full of impressive resorts. Where […]

Rental Homes on the Lake Near Bariloche, Argentina

Jamie Schectman spent his whole adult life in Lake Tahoe, California but now enjoys living full time in the Lakes District of Argentina, just outside of Bariloche. He and his wife Shanie manage a wide range of private and fully-equipped properties and they offer personalized service to all guests. Check out our their Living In […]

New Villa at the Palmilla

You can combine the space One & Only Palmillaof a villa with access to resort facilities at this new 4-bedroom villa at the One & Only Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo. I’m in the Los Cabos area right now, checking out what’s new on the luxury hotel scene here, at a time when it’s […]

Latin America Travel and Real Estate News

There’s a lot going on outside of what we cover in detail here, so today we’ll take a step back and look at the travel and real estate news for Latin America. – Argentina seems to have backpedaled on its unpopular decision to start soaking North American and British visitors an extra $130 or more […]

A Villa Vacation in Costa Rica

Now and then we’ll get e-mails from readers asking why we don’t review rental villas in Latin America since we cover hotels. Their point being, for groups or families, renting a villa or a condo makes a lot more sense than staying in a hotel since there’s more space, a kitchen, and maybe a private […]