Latin America Travel Articles

A Stranger in Paradise: Costa Rica

A Stranger in Paradise: Costa Rica

There's a famous quote that says: “Paradise is not a place, it is a state of mind.” Wrong. Paradise is, very much, a place. Once at this “place,” your state of mind kicks in and then, voila: Paradise! This was my profoundly pleasurable experience recently on my first visit to Costa Rica.

Hotel Magnolia, First Urban Design Hotel to Open in Santiago, Chile

Hotel Magnolia, First Urban Design Hotel to Open in Santiago, Chile

Following a meticulous two-year total renovation of a 1929 mansion in Santiago's historic downtown, Hotel Magnolia opens formally to the public in early October, with a soft opening since early August.

Hotel Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas to Open in Costa Rica

Hotel Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas to Open in Costa Rica

Casa Chameleon is a collection of intimate hotels designed to deliver handcrafted vacation experiences by effortlessly blending its guests with their natural surroundings. This will be Casa Chameleon's second property in Costa Rica, opening February 2017.

New Guatemala Luxury Boutique Hotel Offers Luxury Escape Deal

New Guatemala Luxury Boutique Hotel Offers Luxury Escape Deal

Minutes away from the magnificent Tikal, Uaxactún and Yaxhá ruins, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel offers 200 acres of lush, private reserve that focuses on the conservation of the Guatemala’s native species.

Quito Celebrates its 38th Anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Quito Celebrates its 38th Anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On September 8, 2016, Quito will celebrate its 38th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first city in the world to be acknowledged with this honor due to Quito's “outstanding universal value."

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Completes Major Renovation

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Completes Major Renovation

Reinforcing its focus on immersing guests in a combination of traditional indigenous culture and today's savvy luxury, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel has completed a renovation of guest rooms and public spaces that evokes historic Peruvian and Andean themes and symbols while featuring world-class modern amenities.

Endless Summer at Mukul, Nicaragua

Endless Summer at Mukul, Nicaragua

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of The Endless Summer's nationwide release and its legacy as the father of all surf films.

Island Hopping in the Galapagos

Island Hopping in the Galapagos

Just as there is no other archipelago like the Galapagos Islands, so there is no other travel opportunity like Island-2-Island Hopping from Metropolitan Touring.

Boutique Hotel Carlota Opens in Quito, Ecuador

Boutique Hotel Carlota Opens in Quito, Ecuador

Carlota Hotel is located in a renovated house built at the turn of the century in 1905 in Quito's bustling historic district.

Rio has the Olympics, Sao Paulo is City of Cool

Rio has the Olympics, Sao Paulo is City of Cool

While Rio may have the Olympics and beautiful natural scenery, Sao Paulo is definitely the capital of Cool in Brazil and South America.

QUITO: Viewing the New Face of Ecuador's Old City

QUITO: Viewing the New Face of Ecuador's Old City

The “Navel of the World” was the inauspicious and lackluster Quechua name old-time Quitenos called their city. I am delighted to report that Quito lacks luster no more!

DuVine Announces Peru as New Tour Destination

DuVine Announces Peru as New Tour Destination

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co., currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, just announced a new destination for this year: Peru.

Discover the Galapagos with Aurora Expeditions

Discover the Galapagos with Aurora Expeditions

Described as “nature’s greatest experiment” by Sir David Attenborough, the Galápagos Islands offer a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

Mindful Retreats by the Family Coppola Resorts

Mindful Retreats by the Family Coppola Resorts

The Family Coppola Resorts invites you to restore and renew your mind, body and soul with these new all-inclusive mindful retreat packages at their three stunning Central American eco-lodge resorts– Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize and La Lancha in Guatemala.

Health Concerns At The Olympics: What You Should Know

Health Concerns At The Olympics: What You Should Know

The 2016 Summer Olympics are just a few months away, and Brazil, the host country is currently facing a serious health crisis. You may have heard of it: the Zika epidemic.