Ecuador travel Archive

The Best Hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We’ve long had reviews of the two best upscale hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was time for an update though as both have gone through some renovations, plus there’s a third one on the way that’s going to be the clear top luxury choice when it opens in early 2017. Guayaquil is kind of a […]

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Feel the Colonial Past at Santa Lucia Hotel in Cuenca

For most of our time since kicking things off nearly a decade ago, we’ve only had one hotel featured for Cuenca, Ecuador. For most of that time the city was a magnet for expatriates on a budget, but wasn’t drawing enough high-end tourists to support several luxury hotels. As the number of visitors keeps picking up […]

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Closer to Nature at Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador

While you might think of another country immediately if you hear “Amazon lodge,” there are actually more high-end places to stay in Ecuador, where getting there is not such a slog either. We’ve just added our third jungle lodge in the Amazon Basin region there, Napo Wildlife Center. While this one might be a tad […]

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Plan Ahead for Your Small Ship Cruise

If you’re booking a trip on a giant floating hotel, often you can wait until the last minute and still get a prime berth. With small ship cruises, however, you may be out of options if you don’t plan ahead. Many small ship cruises in places like the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon River region […]

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The Top-10 Luxury Travel Blog Posts From Latin America

Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, and hotels. When it comes to what’s really popular though, apparently our readers like to drink. The perennial favorites you see in our 10 most popular posts in the sidebar (or scroll down on mobile phones) are […]

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How to Choose the Right Ship for the Galapagos Islands

Here’s one truth of Galapagos Islands travel that you’re not going to hear many tour operators admit: your experience on the islands themselves isn’t going to be much different whether you pay $3,000 per person or $12,000 per person. They’ll tout their great guides and educational sessions, their well-planned itinerary, and their service in getting […]

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