Young, dynamic and, in fairness, not everyone’s cup of tea; the W Hotels always make an impression. Offering sleek contemporary interiors, sophisticated bars and a vibrant modern take on traditional luxury, the W Hotels of Latin America are perfect for travellers seeking comfort with a playful edge.
Rugged mountain ranges, undulating grasslands, sultry tropical lowlands, crisp alpine forests: with so much beautiful countryside to choose from, where better than Latin America to escape to a rural retreat?
For our luxury hotel of the month for April we chose the Comuna do Ibitipoca in the rolling hills of Minas Gerais State. Combining an ambitious environmental conservation project with one of Brazil’s finest small hotels, Ibitipoca is a unique taste of the hidden face of Brazil.
Peru’s ‘White City’ of Arequipa has a brand-new luxury hideaway for travellers exploring this charming colonial city. Humboldt specialist Clara reviews a recent stay at CIRQA Arequipa.
The Galápagos Islands quite rightly feature on many a travel bucket-list, especially for those who love wildlife. Some, however, are not so keen on the idea of cruising. Humboldt Director Kirsty lists her favourite ways to enjoy the Galápagos from the comfort of solid ground!
For our luxury hotel of the month for March we chose the isolated Sacha Lodge in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Perfect for wildlife lovers and adventurous souls looking to explore the great outdoors, Sacha makes for a wonderful nature escape.
Chile’s dusty Atacama Desert is a magical expanse of copper-coloured landscapes and Tierra Atacama is one of the standout hotels in this scenic region. Humboldt Director Kirsty tells us her favourite things about this luxury property.
Our luxury hotel of the month for October is the stunning Montemar Eco-Luxury Villas situated on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galápagos archipelago.
Colourful, relaxed and diverse – Belize is a country where the vibrancy of the Caribbean and the ancient Mesoamerican cultures of Central America collide. Humboldt specialist Ellie outlines her top recommendations for a Belizean break.
For our luxury hotel of the month for September, we have chosen Ka’ana Resort in Belize. Fusing a tropical jungle escape with the sleek design sensibility of a cosmopolitan boutique, this is our favourite place to stay in the Cayo District.
For our luxury hotel of the month for August, we have chosen the luxurious Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Colombia, inspired by Bogotá’s colonial past.
This week, Humboldt Director Simon explains how best to experience the magic of Colombia with your family. This diverse and vibrant nation is perfect for spending quality time together.
Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula is a region of outstanding natural beauty – Humboldt Director Kirsty explores the activities and luxury accommodations in the region.
For our luxury hotel of the month for July, we have chosen the unique, land-based Finch Bay Eco-Hotel in the Galapagos Islands.
Humboldt Director Simon was recently on a trip to northern Brazil and was invited to a brand-new luxury hotel in Preá, just outside of Jericoacoara: Hotel Casana.
One of Chile’s most spectacular regions, Humboldt Director Kirsty spent some time exploring the magical Chiloe Island with Tierra Chiloe, a luxury hotel offering unique activities in the area.
Director Simon was invited to stay at the Hotel Puerto Valle in the Ibera Wetlands on a trip to Argentina. Here is his account of his stay at this traditional eco-retreat - the top luxury hotel in the region.
For our luxury hotel of the month for June, we have chosen the stylish Hyatt Grand Spa Resort in Carmelo. Combining the countryside with luxurious relaxation – this elegant resort makes the perfect rural retreat.
Latin America’s largest and most diverse country, Brazil has enough must-see attractions to keep you busy for months. Director Kirsty offers her recommendations for a two-week family trip.
Uruguay is a charming little country where the pace of life is slow. Why not finish your trip in laid-back luxury on a secluded Uruguayan beach? Humboldt director Kirsty, offers up a list of the best hotels in the area.