Colombia Archive

Our Review of Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia Posted

We’ve had a correspondent in Colombia reviewing some new properties and filling in some gaps in our coverage. The latest luxury hotel review we’ve added is the Sofitel Victoria Regia in Bogota. This upscale property from the French chain Accor injects a little Parisian “Ooh La La” into this Latin American capital city. The public [&hellip

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Conrad Cartagena – Colombia’s Biggest Golf and Beach Resort

Colombia has never been a country with a history of golf courses and while the country has plenty of coastline, there haven’t been many full-fledged beach resorts. Its most popular city for tourists got a boost on both counts this year with the opening of Conrad Cartagena Resort. This Hilton brand property is well out [&hellip

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Your American Dollars Are Worth Plenty in Latin America

The worldwide currency markets are volatile and this can have a major impact on your travels. Some years the U.S. dollar is up overall, sometimes it is down. The ups and downs usually aren’t so dramatic in Latin America since some of the currencies are tied to the greenback. Ecuador and Panama even use it [&hellip

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Our Most Popular Luxury Hotel Reviews

  Which luxury hotels in Latin America are readers clicking on the most? We just pulled up a report of our top-100 pages by traffic this year and there are a surprising number of luxury boutique hotels on the list. Of course there’s nothing even slightly scientific about this: what’s popular on our site is [&hellip

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Ron Parce Colombian Rum Is a Real Contender

A chance encounter at my local liquor store led me to Ron Parce, the best Colombian rum I have tasted so far. In the past I haven’t been especially impressed with rum from Colombia, finding most of it much better for cocktails than sipping neat. Good times, even out of a cardboard box, but not [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&hellip

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