Our Favorite Unique Hotels in Latin America
Here’s our 2016 hotlist of our favorite unique hotels in Latin America.
Huilo Huilo Magic Mountain, Chile
Located deep in the Huilo Huilo Reserve in south-central Chile, the Magic Mountain hotel is like nowhere you’ve ever seen. A mountain-shaped building covered in vegetation, this hotel wouldn’t look out of place on a Lord of the Rings film set. Inside, the hotel’s design continues along the same theme, with everything made from hand-crafted local wood.
Morgan’s Rock, Nicaragua
This is one of the most amazing, unique places Nicaragua has to offer. Visitors cross a suspension bridge over a lush, jungle filled canyon to get to the rustic, but luxurious wood and stone bungalows overlooking miles of private Pacific coast beach, each open to ocean breezes on three sides. It is a unique and natural haven for the discerning traveler who is looking to enjoy the adventure and excitement of a unique, exotic and tropical destination without sacrificing luxury.
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, Belize
Set in a diverse private estate of 58,000 acres of jungle, Caves Branch offers amazing accommodations featuring stylish 700-1000 square-foot jungle canopy level tree houses with screened walls open to the sights and sounds of the surrounding forest. As an eco-friendly hotel, lighting is by the glow of kerosene lamps, and low voltage lights. It is a truly unique place to stay and usually the highlight of the trip for many of our clients.
Las Lagunas, Guatemala
Situated on a 200 acre private reserve, with 16 luxurious suites overlooking a jungle lagoon, accommodations are of the highest standard. The suites, which all feature private, in-room Jacuzzis are accessed via raised wooden platform walkways and offer total privacy. This spectacular property is Northern Guatemala’s premier luxury jungle lodge and is truly a destination in itself, with nature trails through the jungle in an amazing setting of incredible natural beauty.
Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, Peru
Belmont’s luxurious Sanctuary Lodge is the only property located at the site of Machu Picchu, as opposed to all other hotels, which are located in the town of Aguas Calientes, a 20 minute drive away. Featuring lavishly furnished accommodations and excellent cuisine, the main draw of staying here is the opportunity to marvel at the unrivaled views over the citadel of Machu Picchu.
La Selva, Amazon Jungle, Ecuador
Winner of the Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment, La Selva is located in a spectacular natural paradise close to the Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon, far from any modern development. The newly remodeled, comfortable cabanas are modeled in a delightful fusion of native and contemporary design.
Uacari Floating Lodge, Brazil
Named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places to stay in the Amazon and a repeated winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, this wonderful, sustainable lodge is located deep in the jungle. The 10 rooms are simple yet comfortable and the lodge offers unrivaled access to the Mamirauá flooded forest, and access to the spectacular natural wonders located within.
Airstream Trailer, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Located really in the middle of nowhere, in the heart of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat miles from the nearest hotel or town, these luxurious, fully equipped Airstream Campers. They are modern, stylish and equipped with a double bed, sofa, electric blankets and private bath with hot shower, dining table, wardrobe, iPad port, CD player and even a minibar. This is a truly unique, romantic experience that will be hard to beat.
Latin America is home to many world-class luxury hotels and unique places to stay. As you can see, being one of the most experienced tour operators crafting personalized itineraries throughout Central and South America, we’ve come across some particularly memorable places on our travels, ranging from purely magical to remote and unlike anywhere else in the world.
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