hacienda hotels Archive

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 [...]