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Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we've been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn't hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren't all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very recently, made their luxury advertising decisions based on how the general managers at just four resorts decided how to distribute funds. Cabo is a different place now, and it's going to continue evolv...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Mexico, Golf, Resorts, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Le Blanc, Luxury Beach Resorts


Viceroy Los Cabos Stylish Luxury Resort in Baja

My welcome drink in the lobby of Viceroy Los Cabos was a colorful refreshment in what looked like a plastic bag, with a straw sticking out of the top. This spin on Mexican street stall practices seemed an odd choice in this day and age when plastic bags and straws are getting banned all over the world. "The bag is made of corn starch and will decompose," a staffer said when she saw me frowning. "The straws are made from avocado pits." Things are not always what they seem at the new Viceroy Los...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, San Jose, Baja, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Baja California, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, Viceroy, Baja Sur, Los Cabos Resorts


Montage Los Cabos is Their First Outside the USA

That sitting area pictured above is at one of the swimming pools at Montage Los Cabos, one of the newest luxury resorts to open in the corridor between the two anchor cities of the region. There's another pool with lounge chairs and daybeds below that, then a lovely crescent beach in a small bay that's a rarity in these parts. You can actually walk right in from shore and go for a swim. No red beach flags or giant crashing waves. Opened in 2018, this is the first Mexican location for Montage, ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Mexico, Golf, Prices, Luxury Hotels, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Villa Rentals, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos


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 of the city, so don't cash in your loyalty points there if you're planning to spend a lot of time strolling the historic center inside the stone walls. Going way out past the air...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Golf, Hilton, South America, Jack Nicklaus, Meetings, Beaches, New Hotels, Colombia Travel, Luxury Hotels Colombia, Cartagena, Luxury Beach Resorts, Beach Resort, Golf Courses, Golf Resorts


Touring the New Solaz Los Cabos Luxury Collection Resort

It's been a busy year for new luxury resort openings in Los Cabos and we've just posted a detailed review of the newest one--for now--Solaz Luxury Collection Resort. Luxury Collection is one of the Starwood Brands, which means it's now one of the 30-odd Marriott logos. It's hard to keep up with all these hotel brands, with new ones still being announced each year. It's also kind of confusing since the other Luxury Collection hotels in Mexico are haciendas in the Yucatan Peninsula, a far cry fr...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Marriott, Mexico Hotels, Yucatan Peninsula, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Resorts, Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos, Solaz, best Mexico hotels, Los Cabos Resorts


Casa No Name Boutique Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

Can a house with no name really be a luxury hotel? Well a small one maybe, but yes. Casa No Name in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico got its name from a previous resident, but it's not a short story. The original owner was a prominent priest, one who commissioned a mural in his nearby church that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The current owner worked on restoration of the painting, bringing the story full circle. That would be history enough, but this hotel was also the home of Deborah T...
Tags: Travel, Tibet, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Hotels, Unesco World Heritage, New Hotels, Deborah Turbeville, San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende, Bvlgari, Boutique Hotels, Turkey India, Mexican boutique hotels, Hotel Nena, Casa No Name Hotel


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 decade ago with La Purificadora and there were a couple other small contenders, but it wasn't until the Rosewood Puebla rolled into town last year that we got a true lu...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Puebla, Mexico Hotels, Yucatan Peninsula, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Puebla Mexico, best Mexico hotels, Mexico City hotels, La Purificadora, best Puebla hotel


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 kinds are in San Isidro, Miraflores, and now emerging Barranco. We reviewed the first luxury boutique hotel here that kicked things off many years ago: Hotel B, part of the Relais and Chateaux org...
Tags: Travel, Peru, Lima, Latin America, Luxury Peru, Peru Travel, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, LIMA Peru, Boutique Hotels, Barranco, Peru hotels, Casa Republica Barranco Comes, Casa Republica Barranco Lima, San Isidro Miraflores


Another Leon, Nicaragua Option: Hotel La Recoleccion

You could be forgiven for glancing at the exterior of Hotel La Recolección in Leon and thinking it has been there for centuries. It's named after the church it fronts, built in 1786, in the heart of the colonial center. This property actually went up in this decade, as new construction, but with a keen eye on the past. Local craftsmen created the period details, including a spiral entry staircase and intricately carved wooden fixtures. All the spaces in the hotel, including corridors, rooms, a...
Tags: Travel, Nicaragua, Leon, New Hotels, Leon Nicaragua, Boutique Hotels, Nicaragua travel, Nicaragua hotels, Hotel La Recoleccion, Esquina


The Best Spa in Belize at New Naia Resort

While most Belize resorts are focused on adventures above and below the water, the new luxury Naïa hotel in Placencia follows a more traditional path of relaxation and pampering. It has been quite a while since the glossy travel and fashion magazines gushed over a new resort in Belize. There are almost zero international chains here that can be hit up for six-figure ad deals. Until now, the spas these magazines love to cover didn't really exist. Belize visitors are a fragmented, adventurous bu...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Belize, Erin, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, NAIA, Placencia, Luxury Belize, best Belize hotels, Placencia Belize, Best Spa, New Naia Resort, Stewart Krohn


San Miguel’s Latest Luxury Boutique Hotel – Casablanca 7

In the past decade, San Miguel de Allende has gone from a sleepy expat center to a thriving tourist draw for both foreigners and urban Mexicans. New hotels are continually popping up to meet the demand of a city named "the best in the world" a couple years back in a major travel magazine readers' poll. The latest we've added to our list of the best is Casablanca 7. Housed in a structure that's 300 years old, design came first in a property that let the walls and arches speak. Preserving the ho...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Casablanca, Mediterranean, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, San Miguel, Mexico Luxury Hotels, San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico, Boutique Hotels, Fatima, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, Mexican boutique hotels


The Last of 4 Mayakoba Resorts – Andaz Riviera Maya

The Mayakoba complex north of Playa del Carmen is one of those ambitious master plans that required a lot of guts and long-term vision. Spanish investors started buying the land in the 1980s, applied for permits in the 1990s, and finally opened the first hotel there (Fairmont Mayakoba) in 2006. Now the project has finally reached its conclusion with the last of four hotels in place: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. Andaz is one of the dizzying number of brands that the international chains...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Environment, Pga, Golf, Costa Rica, Latin America, Caribbean, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Hyatt, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Playa Del Carmen, Luxury Beach Resorts


The Hacienda Hotel Re-imagined: Chable Resort & Spa Outside Merida

Hacienda hotels in the Yucatan state of Mexico have normally followed a similar playbook, but Chablé Resort & Spa is a bold new addition that embraces modern design in the guest quarters. It's not that Chablé has ignored the roots of its location in the land where sisal fiber production once created an empire built on rope-making. The 18th-century grounds near Mérida retain the original stone wall, the main building still has the same original structure and façade, and one restaurant is housed...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Luxury Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Yucatan Peninsula, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Yucatan, Spas, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Merida, Extravagance, Travel Yucatan, Hacienda Hotels, hacienda Mexico


A New Luxury Retreat in Nicaragua: Nekupe

If you build a high-end luxury resort in the middle of nowhere in Central America, will the wealthy travelers come? Time will tell for the new Nekupe lodge, but those looking for a fresh experience will find plenty to like.  There are only a few sizable luxury resorts in Nicaragua, most of them situated in one triangle area between Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur. Nekupe---built by Nicaraguan philanthropist Don Alfredo Jr. and his wife, Doña Theresa Pellas---is like nothing else that p...
Tags: Travel, Wealth, Resorts, Nicaragua, Central America, Granada, San Juan, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Managua, Nicaragua travel, Extravagance, Nicaragua hotels


A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Quito: Illa Experience

We've talked before about the good reasons to hang around for a while in Quito, Ecuador. For the first time in a few years, there's a new luxury property opening up this month to talk about too: Illa Experience Hotel. There's a connection to the well-respected tour company Latin Trails, so we know it's going to be well-run from the start. It's located in the historic center of one of the original UNESCO World Heritage cities, in the San Marcos neighborhood. This has long been a tight-knit neig...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Luxury Hotels, San Marcos, Unesco World Heritage, Awesome View, Quito, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Quito Ecuador, Latin Trails, Ecuador hotels, Casa Gangotena, Illa Hotel, Panecillo Suite, IllaExperienceHotel


A Luxury Rosewood Hotel Opens in Puebla, Mexico

Puebla is the fourth-largest city in Mexico and has one of the largest colonial centers. It's the major center for talavera tile so closely associated with the Spanish Colonial decor and some of that tile adorns the grand buildings from centuries past. Marching in now and making a grand entrance is the new Rosewood Puebla Hotel. Despite its size and stature, the city of Puebla has been slow to catch up on the luxury hotel explosion hitting many other parts of Mexico. That's partly because it h...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Puebla, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Mexico Luxury Hotels, San Miguel de Allende, Los Cabos, Matilda, Central Mexico, Riviera Maya, Rosewood, Puebla Mexico, Rosewood hotels


A View From Your Plunge Pool at Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas

Costa Rica is second only to Mexico when it comes to the number of stunning resort hotels you can get to quickly from North America. The latest one with jaw-dropping views to show up in our pages is Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas. This beautiful adults-only paradise is perched on the top of a hill, with views up and down this section of the Pacific Ocean coast in the Guanacaste area of northern Costa Rica. The best view of all is in a spot you'll enjoy it plenty: the zero edge infinity swimming ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, North America, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, South, Cuisine, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Guanacaste, Sugar Beach, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica luxury, Rooms With A View, Costa Rica Hotels


A Welcome Guanajuato Addition: Casa del Rector

Built into the bones of a 19th-century rectory in the center of Guanajuato City, Casa del Rector Hotel is a well-designed luxury boutique hotel withing walking distance to everything in Centro. I've spent three years of my life living in Guanajuato, one of the most interesting colonial cities in Mexico. It's a relatively big tourist draw, but for domestic tourists more than foreign ones. When I first started going there the only high-end hotels were on the way to the Presa de la Olla, a long w...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico Hotels, Historic Hotels, Guanajuato, Awesome View, New Hotels, Diego Rivera, Boutique Hotels, colonial Mexico, Guanajuato City Casa del Rector Hotel, Presa de la Olla, Hidalgo Market, Casa del Rector Hotel


Another Great Santiago Boutique Choice: Hotel Magnolia

The Chilean capital of Santiago seemed to take its time opening new luxury hotels with character, even as ones in other South American cities kept popping up with regularity. They've been making up for lost time the past few years though and the newest upscale boutique hotel is Hotel Magnolia. Like most of the interesting small hotels in Santiago, this one is in the Lastarria neighborhood, a historic part of the city with a leafy park on its borders. It's right around the corner from Cerro San...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Historic Hotels, Awesome View, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Boutique Hotels, Chile Luxury Hotels, Chile travel, South American, Luciano K, Lastarria, Cerro Santa Lucia Santiago


Casa Kimberly in Puerto Vallarta: From Lovers’ Houses to Boutique Hotel

The Mexican getaway city of Puerto Vallarta has a long history, but what really kicked things off for tourism was when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor came to town to film Night of the Iguana. The two ended up in two adjacent houses connected by a bridge and now you can stay there---at Casa Kimberly Hotel For many years the owner of Puerto Vallarta's storied Hacienda San Angel has been working on a project to transform the former homes of Richard and Elizabeth into a second hotel. It was a...
Tags: Travel, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard, Taylor, Richard Burton, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Puerto Vallarta, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Elizabeth, Burton, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Kimberly, Banderas Bay, Boutique Hotels


Lovely L’Otel in the Doce18 Complex of San Miguel de Allende

Normally when you picture a hotel being on top of a retail complex, it evokes some high-rise in a big city, but new L'Otel in San Miguel de Allende is a very different story. Occupying the upper level of the Doce 18 Concept House, it looks down on an upscale collection of shops, gourmet food purveyors, and galleries. The best part is, it's all just a couple blocks from the main plaza of this UNESCO World Heritage historic city in Mexico. The whole building---part of which used to be a store se...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Netflix, Mexico City, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Unesco World Heritage, New Hotels, Top Hotels, San Miguel, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Nespresso, San Miguel de Allende, Concept House, Design Hotels, Art Hotels


Hyatt Centric Montevideo is a Welcome Addition to Uruguay

Some cities in Latin America just seem to take forever to get any momentum on the luxury hotel front and Montevideo has been one of those for as long as we can remember. Lately there's been some action to get excited about though, the latest being the new Hyatt Centric Montevideo. It was a rather moribund scene until the Sofitel Carrasco opened up is a historic building on the sandy Rio de Plato beach and now it's got some high-end company. While that one is elegant and stately, however, this ...
Tags: Travel, Uruguay, Latin America, Hyatt, New Hotels, Kimpton, Montevideo, Hyatt Centric, Uruguay hotels, Hyatt/Andaz, Hyatt Centric Montevideo, Hyatt Centric Montevideo It, Sofitel Carrasco, Rio de Plato


The First Luxury Hotel in the Town of Tequila: Solar de las Animas

Tequila is not just the name of a fine spirit from Mexico; it's also the name of a real Mexican town. Yes, that's where the liquor got its name. In the past this pueblo magico has mostly been a day trip destination since good lodging options were scarce. The house of Cuervo took matters into their own hands finally and recently opened luxury hotel Solar de las Animas. This is not a sleek and modern hotel nor is it a stuffy Ritz-Carlton type property. It's Mexican through and through, with furn...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico Hotels, Mexico Travel, Tequila, Awesome View, Travel Life, Latin American Spirits, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Don, Los Altos, Jalisco, Ritz Carlton, Jose Cuervo


A Luxury Boutique Mexico City Addition: Stara Hamburgo

A while back we reviewed the Stara San Angel hotel located in a little served neighborhood away from the main corridor, but sister hotel Stara Hamburgo is right in the thick of things. Named after the street it is located on, this stylish 60-room property is just off Paseo de la Reforma, near many financial headquarters and the Zona Rosa. It's a short cab ride (or long walk) to the historic center in one direction, or Chapultapec Park and Polanco in the other. It's also not far from the hot re...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Nice, Roma, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Condesa, Chapultapec Park, Boutique Hotels, Paseo de la Reforma, Las Alcobas, Polanco, luxury Mexico City


A New Luxury All-inclusive Resort in Los Cabos

While the best-known beach resort area on the other side of Mexico is filled with upscale all-inclusive resorts, there haven't been many in Los Cabos until now. Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resort opened with a splash recently and staked out a spot as the top choice for paying just one amount. Grand Velas has a great reputation as being an all-inclusive resort that pleases picky travelers who normally would frown on the whole concept. They've got restaurants that would be the envy of most a ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, Luxury All-inclusive, Luxury Beach Resorts, Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos Resorts


A Different Mexico City View at Stara San Angel Inn

Most of Mexico City's luxury hotels and business hotels sit in a clear corridor between the central historic district and Polanco next to the largest park. It has been difficult to find quality lodging further afield in other neighborhoods. So we're happy to add a new property that's in a different part of the capital: Stara San Angel Inn. The hotel is in the heart of historic Colonia San Angel, Coyoacan's artsy next door neighborhood, and about 40 minutes from the heart of Mexico City. San An...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Hotels, New Hotels, Top Hotels, San Angel, Polanco, luxury Mexico City, Mexico City hotels


CasaSur Palermo Boutique Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Things keep looking up in Argentina and there's a renewed vigor in the business sector as some of the previous government restrictions and tourism hurdles fade away. We're happy to add another review from the local CasaSur group, the impressive CasaSur Palermo. This is the second property we've featured, after the Bellini one that opened a while back. As the name would suggest, this boutique hotel is in the hip Palermo part of town, close to lots of restaurants, cafes, and galleries in Palermo...
Tags: Travel, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Palermo, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Buenos Aires Argentina, Buenos Aires Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Bellini


The New Pacaya Lodge on Apoyo Lagoon, Nicaragua

Most of the luxury hotels in Nicaragua are concentrated in a triangle of three locations. We're happy to see another change to that pattern with the opening of Pacaya Lodge and Spa on the edge of Apoyo Lagoon. Situated between Managua and Granada, this resort offers terrific views of the water from a high vantage point. The main restaurant, pool, and all of the rooms take advantage of the location with panoramic vistas. This location makes Pacaya a nice last stop before heading to the Managua ...
Tags: Travel, Nicaragua, Cuisine, Granada, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, Managua, Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua travel


The Best Hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We've long had reviews of the two best upscale hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was time for an update though as both have gone through some renovations, plus there's a third one on the way that's going to be the clear top luxury choice when it opens in early 2017. Guayaquil is kind of a strange market from a tourist standpoint because very few tourists would go there as a destination. It's a port city and a major business hub, but the leisure travelers who end up there are usually just in for...
Tags: Travel, Hilton, Ecuador, Galapagos, Quito, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Ecuador Travel, Guayaquil Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador hotels, Hilton Colon Guayaquil


Atemporal New Artistic Boutique Hotel in Miraflores, Lima

Things are looking up in Peru's capital and we're happy to see another luxe boutique hotel open: Atemporal. Lima, Peru has long been just a stopover for most visitors as they spend a night on the way in or out to other parts of Peru. As the culinary scene keeps getting hotter and the best neighborhoods keep getting more attractive, however, more travelers are giving the city a little more time. The success of Hotel B probably surprised a lot of people when it opened in Borranco. Up to that tim...
Tags: Travel, Peru, Atemporal, Lima, Luxury Peru, Peru Travel, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Cooper, Boutique Hotels, Miraflores