hacienda hotels Archive

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 [...]

Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]

Luxury Yucatan Travel and Unique Experiences in Mexico

What separates a luxury travel tour from one that’s just average? It’s not about the equipment or the van or the hotel you return to at night. As Catherwood Travels knows, it’s more about attentive service and giving you unique experiences that nobody else can match. Any company that came along and tried to duplicate [...]

Two Good Hacienda Hotels Near Cuenca, Ecuador

There are a lot of good reasons to choose a hotel in central historic Cuenca. But I mentioned two hacienda hotels outside of town in this recent Cuenca tour story that are worth a look for a more serene experience: Caballo Campana and Uzhupud. Hacienda Caballo Campana is only 10 minutes from the city, near [...]

Hacienda Temozon Video Tour and Updated Review

We keep getting drawn back to the lovely Hacienda Temozon near Merida and keep taking a hundred photos when visiting even though we already have plenty. It’s that kind of hotel. So picturesque, so well-designed, so not home, that it’s hard to just put the camera away and say “ahhhh.” It’s hard to capture this [...]