hacienda hotels Archive

Sepulveda: Yet Another Gorgeous Hacienda Hotel

One of the most interesting reasons to get away from the coasts in Mexico and head to the interior is the gorgeous converted haciendas dotted around the country that have been converted into hotels. Some of them are simple affairs, others are elaborate luxury hotels that pile on the pampering. The best manage to dish [...]

Hacienda Hotel with a Volcano View in Mexico

Adding to our coverage of fine Mexican haciendas converted to luxury hotels, we just posted a detailed review of Hacienda de San Antonio in Colima, Mexico. There’s no shortage of hacienda hotels in Mexico, but while a few in the Yucatan are true luxury affairs—like Temozon—most of the rest are more rustic and simple. Nothing [...]

Touring Quito, Otavalo, and Cotacachi in Ecuador

A few months back I was fortunate enough to get that “once in a lifetime experience” sailing around the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. For many tourists that’s the whole focus and Quito gets a day in the itinerary—if they don’t just fly from Guayaquil to the islands instead. That’s a shame really, because Ecuador’s capital [...]

Review of Hacienda Cusin in Ecuador

Almost right across from a long-stemmed-roses farm near Otavalo sits Hacienda Cusin, offering a rustic but luxurious country home experience near a lake. If you’ve got some time to get out of Quito and stay a while instead of doing a day trip to the market and back in the same day, a stay at [...]