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When is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?

The weather in Costa Rica has a much bigger impact on vacation planning than it does in many other parts of the world, even in Central America. The best time to go to Costa Rica isn’t even consistent across this small but multi-faceted country. There may be torrential rain the whole month in Monteverde, but [&hellip

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A Beach Resort Worth the Trip in Mancora, Peru

Big news: we finally posted a luxury beach resort review from somewhere in South America that’s not on the Atlantic. That’s Arennas Mancora hotel in Peru. Ever since we started Luxury Latin America more than a decade ago, it’s been a mystery to me why there weren’t any luxury beach resorts worth featuring on the [&hellip

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A Guide to Luxury Rooms With a View in Puerto Vallarta

There are plenty of beach resort areas in Mexico where you can take a vacation, but many of them are primarily purpose-built long resort strips without a whole lot else to offer. The city of Puerto Vallarta, however, is a different story. You have the chance to stay in a thriving city filled with culture, [&hellip

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Are You Getting All the Credit Card Perks for Travelers?

Every once in a while I’ll be on a tour or staying at a hotel where I can’t help but hear the conversations around me. Sometimes I hear something that makes me stop what I’m doing and listen. The latest happened on a trip to Peru recently when one traveler asked, in amazement, “Why would [&hellip

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Build Your Own Adventure in South America

. There are some luxury travelers who want to let someone else make 100% of the plans. There are others who want to figure out every single detail on their own. But for all of those who are somewhere in between, the tour company Surtrek offers a nifty online trip planner for South America. In [&hellip

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Where to Stay in Campeche, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico

There are some corners of Mexico that seem to stay perpetually out of the spotlight, even though they have a lot going for them, like the fortress city of Campeche on the Yucatan Peninsula. If you do head there at some point, you’ve got three fine hotels to choose from. We just updated our review [&hellip

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