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New Boutique Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen

I was guest #1 to check in to Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen recently, so if you’ve read a full review of the place somewhere, it was likely penned by an intern sitting in a cubicle in New York City, reading a press release. Click on that photo above and it’ll go to a [...]

Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda [...]

Elements Hotel Boutique in Managua is Stylish and Intimate

Managua has never been the kind of capital city that attracts throngs of tourists and it probably never will be. With so many other nice places to go in Nicaragua, most travelers head out to nearby Granada, Ometepe Island, or San Juan del Sur. Or the more adventurous go up north to coffee country or [...]

Elegant Hotel Plaza Grande in the Center of Quito

We first reviewed Boutique Hotel Plaza Grande back when Luxury Latin America first launched, in the latter half of the 00s. It was the new kid on the block then in Ecuador and marked a major turning point for the city. A decade ago Quito was a UNESCO World Heritage site already and had been [...]

Refined Antiquity at Meson Sacristia Boutique Hotel in Puebla

  We wrote back in April about the great Mexican Poblano cuisine cooking class at Meson Sacristia de la Compania boutique hotel in Puebla. That’s reason enough to stay at this quirky upscale hotel, but it’s just one facet of an unforgettable experience in Mexico’s fourth-largest city. It’s got a mouthful of a name to [...]

Hip Boutique Hotel 1850 in the Center of Guanajuato

Sometimes we review a hotel that seems better than it even needs to be. Hotel 1850 Boutique has the best location in Guanajuato, a historic UNESCO World Heritage Center, and if they had merely been an adequate luxury hotel I’m sure they would have still gotten lots of business. After all, the competition is not [...]