Central America Archive

Avianca Rising in Latin America

I mentioned in our monthly newsletter last month that my Avianca flight to Colombia was another reminder just how far the U.S. airlines have fallen in comparison to most of the international carriers. Avianca made me feel like a passenger again instead of a  number on a spreadsheet to be optimized and squeezed. This matters [&hellip

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A Favorite Central American Real Estate Hotspot, in English Even

A bit of trivia for your next cocktail party: what’s the one nation in Central America where English is the official language? That would be Belize, which also happens to be one of the best places in all of Latin America for a foreigner to buy real estate. There are great incentives in place, the [&hellip

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What’s New In Latin American Travel – 2012/2013

Last week I attended a conference called TravelMart Latin America, which was held in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia. This is an annual meet-up of travel suppliers, tour companies, airlines, hotel companies, and destination tourism offices. It’s most for the buying and selling of travel services, the making of business alliances, but I attended [&hellip

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How to Keep Up With What’s Happening in Luxury Travel in Latin America

You can easily go find another luxury travel blog that covers the world, or covers Europe, or the U.S., but this one is part of the only site focused on luxury travel in Mexico, Central America, and South America. We don’t veer off into the Caribbean (though Cuba and the D.R. are certainly Latino) and [&hellip

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Aqua Wellness Resort on a Secluded Beach in Nicaragua

In the middle of the night at Aqua Wellness Resort, nestled in my comfortable bed, I had a dream that I was looking out of a second-floor window in a house and below me was a pack of hounds wailing and howling, foam around their mouths. I awoke and was immediately disoriented because the sound [&hellip

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Their List, Our Reviews: Best Hotels in Central & South America

The January issue of Condé Nast Traveler has their Gold List, which contains the top hotels in each region based on reader surveys. I don’t tend to trust reader surveys very much since ball0t-stuffing is so rampant. As one experienced hotel PR agency person once said to me, “Most people who are going to take an [&hellip

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