Upgraded in Placencia: Chabil Mar Villas

Some resorts fail to invest in maintenance and improvements and over time they fade in appeal, while others keep upping their game and getting better each year. While we sometimes end up deleting the former from our luxury hotel reviews, we try to revisit the others now and then for updates on what’s new. We’re [...]

Oaxaca City’s Cuisine, Crafts, and Zapotec History

Our latest travel tour feature from Mexico focuses on the fascinating city of Oaxaca. It takes all the elements of a historic colonial city, with its grand churches and plazas, but that’s just the starting point. You’ve got impressive ruins just outside of town, craft villages dotted around like orbiting planets, and craft mezcal distilleries [...]

A Video Tour of Yemaya Resort on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

A few weeks ago we posted a detailed review of Yemaya yoga resort on Little Corn Island on Luxury Latin America. This is a laid-back, healthy vacation resort that is secluded, private, and oh-so-casual. If you can’t truly relax on this little Nicaraguan island with no cars, you’ve got a problem. We just uploaded a [...]

A Mexican Hotel for Foodies: Casa Oaxaca

Sometimes a hotel gets famous for its view or its sumptuous rooms, others are best known for their bar. For Casa Oaxaca in the city of the same name, the restaurant of the same name is a big draw. Our latest Mexico hotel review is from what is in many peoples’ eyes the best food [...]

Getting to La Selva Jungle Lodge in Ecuador

By design, a jungle lodge is going to be remote. If you’re really going to be out where the wildlife is, you’re not going to be able to just hop in a taxi and be there ten minutes later. The ones in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador require less of an arduous trek than many [...]