Brazil travel Archive

New Review of Casas Brancas in Buzios, Brazil

We’re continuing to beef up our coverage of luxury hotels in Brazil. After all, the country has the World Cup and the Olympics in their future and a booming economy that has been saying, “What world recession?” Our latest new review is Casa Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa in Búzios. Just two hours north of [...]

Review of the Best Hotel in Brasilia, Brazil

If you’re headed to Brasilia, Brazil, you won’t have to think very hard about where to stay. There’s everybody else and there’s the Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada. Here’s what our reviewer had to say: “As fabulously futuristic as the city’s legendary architecture, and blessed by an idyllic, if somewhat secluded, location on Lake Paranoá, the [...]

Tours Around Iguazu Falls

Whether you call them Iguazu, Iguassu, or Iguaçu, the waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil are an amazing sight. Unfortunately, I have to be content with photos. I never made it up there when I was in Argentina because I only would have been able to spend one night in the midst of [...]

Upgraded Tivoli Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil

When we first sent someone to review the best hotels in Brazil, the Mofarrej business hotel in São Paulo didn’t come close to making the cut. Now completely revamped as the Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo, it has a different face and attitude to show off. “Although in theory, the São Paulo Mofarrej has been around [...]

Notable Hotel Openings in Peru and Brazil

Last week we posted reviews of two luxury hotels that opened recently in Peru and Brazil. The Peru opening’s name makes it sound like it should be in Colombia—Casa Cartegena—but it’s actually in Cusco, just a shuffle away from the reigning Monasterio and the upscale Inkaterra boutique hotel La Casona. This hotel dispenses with all [...]