Luxury Latin America Archive

The Best Luxury Hotel in Santa Marta, Colombia – Don Pepe

While some areas of Colombia have seen dramatic increases in high-end tourists in the past decade, only a few intrepid travelers go far enough beyond to get to Santa Marta. So you won’t have hours of research in front of you to figure out where to stay. Book a room at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe [&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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Wildlife Activities Around Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

If you go to the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador, it’s a full-on jungle experience. While it’s the Amazon Basin rather than being on the big river itself, this expanse of 2.5 million protected acres is packed with even more wildlife than you’ll find in Peru or Brazil. In the Yasuni area UNESCO biosphere, [&hellip

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Why I Don’t Trust User-Generated Hotel Reviews

Can you trust the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor or other “user-generated content” sites? Since I’m a travel editor, people are always telling me about their own vacation experiences, about resorts that went above the call of duty and hotels that failed miserably. At least once a month, someone will bring up how they were duped [&hellip

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Casa Republica Barranco Comes to Lima’s Artistic Neighborhood

The hip artistic neighborhood on the sea coast of Lima has a second boutique hotel worth considering now: Casa Republica Barranco. Lima is a bit of a strange city when it comes to luxury lodging. There’s not much of it anywhere near the airport or the historic center. Most of the luxury hotels of all [&hellip

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A Second Le Blanc Luxury All-inclusive, Los Cabos in Baja

Luxury resorts are sprouting up like desert mushrooms along the Los Cabos tourist corridor between the two cities. Many are offshoots of U.S. or Spanish chains, but there are plenty of Mexican ones in the mix as well, including a Le Blanc Spa Resort. Joining the Le Blanc Cancun one we’ve been covering since our [&hellip

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