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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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The Resort That Put Manzanillo on the Map: Las Hadas

While Mexico’s tourism numbers have set new records the past few years, soaring to close to 40 million annual visitors, the country has long attracted wealthy travelers from the north. Sometimes they came for the fishing or to just get away from it all, and one of the early hotspots was Las Hadas in Manzanillo. [&hellip

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Another New Luxury Property in Puebla: Hotel Cartesiano

While Mexico’s capital is jammed with luxury hotels to choose from these days, upscale places to stay have been scarce in the next largest cities, including Puebla. We’re happy to see signs of change, including the opening of modern Hotel Cartesiano near the historic center of Puebla. Habita jumped into this city first around a [&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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Take a Video Tour of Your Belize Vacation in Placencia

Many people who have gone on a Belize vacation never made it further than the airport and Ambergris Caye. If you hop a prop plane for the short flight to Placencia, however, you can have a true beach vacation at Chabil Mar Resort. Want to get an idea of what that experience would be like? [&hellip

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