hacienda hotels Archive

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 [...]

Stay in a Starwood Luxury Hotel, Roll in a Bentley

You don’t see a whole lot of Bentley cars cruising the streets of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, or Chile. If you stay at a St. Regis or Starwood Luxury Collection hotel in one of those countries though, you could be seeing one—from the inside. St. Regis and Luxury Collection hotels around the world have been transitioning [...]

The Top Luxury Hotel in San Cristobal de Las Casas

As I mentioned in this earlier post on San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas, this is a city on the rise, one just starting to get on the radar of travelers with money. So there’s really one luxury hotel in the city (added to plenty of nice comfortable ones with character): Parador San Juan [...]