When it comes to stunning escapes, Latin America has no shortage of beautiful views, stunning vistas, and an endless amount of the perfect Instagram shots, but with so many choices, where do you go?
Well with the 3 different travellers in mind, we’ve chosen 3 perfect locals that will have each enthusiast ready to kick off with shoes and call somewhere special home, at least for a little while.
(You want somewhere secluded, but we aren’t talking about camping in any way shape or form)
Peten, Guatemala / Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
Located in the jungle of Peten, Guatemala (near the magnificent ruins of Tikal, Yaxhá, and Uaxactún), the eco-luxe property sits on more than 300+acres of lush, private reserve where guests can explore the hidden treasures of Mother Nature with safari-like adventures like daily ATV tours through the jungle to boat rides to Monkey Island, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet-and-greet and even feed wild, yet friendly monkeys swinging freely from surrounded trees! With 19 beautiful and spacious bungalow suites hovering over the Quexil Lagoon, Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
also offers guided tours to the ruins (a bucket list for many), gourmet dinners at in-house Shultun restaurant, an infinity edge pool overlooking gorgeous views of nature, and brand new spa and museum.
The main draw: It’s located in the jungle, you have over 300 acres of adventure, the accommodations are stunning, leading to the perfect mix or adventure and luxurious relaxation.
Old World Charm
(you love history and old world charm, but let’s be real, this is a vacation, not a school trip)
Cusco, Peru / JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
The colorful city of Cusco and the surrounding Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect destination for adventurous travelers looking for a stunning escape dripping in rich culture. Two blocks from the historic JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
a 16th century convent turned hotel, is the Plaza de Armas – Cusco’s Main Square – favorite gathering spot for locals, an architectural and historical wonder, and where you can find the best tamales you’ve ever had. Of course your trip isn’t complete without a visit to the world-renowned sanctuary of Machu Picchu, just a train ride away. After a day long day of adventure, travelers can relax at the JW Cusco, but not before making a llama friend or two along the way!
The main draw: History, trains, architecture, it the perfect location for someone who wants to learn more about culture, history while of course staying somewhere fitting of a stunning trip.
(you want to drink, and relax, in heaven aka on a stunning beach)
Cancun, Mexico / JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Forget everything you think you know about Cancun, and then picture this: one of the world’s brightest blue beaches, roaring waves and cool-to-the-touch powder white sand, modern (but far from stiff) accommodations, seriously delicious and authentic international dining, and fellow vacationers who are on your level (because no beer funnels here). If an upscale vacation is what you are seeking, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
is calling. You’ll watch the sun rise over the Mexican-Caribbean, unwind with a dip in the infinity pool or a mid-afternoon nap in a beachfront daybed cabana, retreat to the 35,000 square foot Mayan spa, indulge your palate and toast to it all with fine tequila (the GM is a tequila connoisseur, so rest assured it’s the best of the best). With VIP services available via Club 91 – a boutique hotel-in-a-hotel concept – this is Cancun the way it’s meant to be experienced.
The main draw: The beach, the spa, the cocktails, it’s Cancun, enough said.
So now that we have eliminated the need to decide where you should go, the real choice now at hand, what kind of travellers are you?
Are you looking for a jungle adventure, a historic journey, or just to catch some much-needed rays, the choice is yours! I know what I would choose, what about you?