The New Pacaya Lodge on Apoyo Lagoon, Nicaragua

Most of the luxury hotels in Nicaragua are concentrated in a triangle of three locations. We’re happy to see another change to that pattern with the opening of Pacaya Lodge and Spa on the edge of Apoyo Lagoon. Situated between Managua and Granada, this resort offers terrific views of the water from a high vantage […]

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Take a Tour of Hopkins Bay Resort in Belize

At Hopkins Bay Resort in Belize, you get your beautiful stretch of beach with lounge chairs and two swimming pools, but you also get to be in a real town instead of a place filled with other tourists. The town of Hopkins is a Garifuna settlement with a few hotels, rather than a hotel settlement […]

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This One Move Will Make Your Cancun Airport Arrival Less Stressful

In most Mexican airports your arrival will be routine and uneventful. When you go through the gauntlet at the Cancun Airport, however, you face a barrage of touts, hucksters, middlemen, and wishful fixers all doing their best to prey on your confusion. Usually when you exit the baggage claim area there will be people with […]

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6 Epic South America Road Trips You Can Do in a Rental Car

South America is a vast continent with long routes to traverse, so there’s no shortage of long road trips you can take. Some of the most rugged require a four-wheel drive vehicle though. The Pan-American Highway is congested and ugly in a lot of stretches. Plus you know when one oft-listed drive is along a […]

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Every Guest Deserves a Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

At some beach resorts the room choices are limited to studio units and suites. At Banyan Tree Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya the question is, “How big will your villa be?” The only room category that doesn’t have “villa” in its title at this luxury Mexico resort is the Three-bedroom Family Residence. As you’d expect, […]

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Make Your Brazil Carnival Plans Ahead of Time

When there’s a major event in a major city going on, you need to book travel well in advance. When that event is Carnival and it’s in a a city perpetually short on luxury hotels—Rio de Janeiro—it’s even more important to make your plans as far ahead of time as possible. When you think of […]

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