With Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season creeping closer and the stress of spending hours upon hours prepping for a seemingly endless feast begins to kick in, why not instead get ready for a whole new Turkey Day tradition.
Doesn’t it seem much more appealing to relax in a luxurious and unique hotel, and have all the hard work done for you after a day exploring a new and excited destination?
All you have to do is think about the incredible travel experience that’s waiting for you the following day while trying flavorsome, local dishes in some of the gastronomy capitals of Latin America. So, get ready for our list of the top hotels for Thanksgiving in Latin America that will relieve you of the Thanksgiving stress, post-dinner cleanup while satisfying your annual travel cravings.
♦ Hotel Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Surrounded by manicured botanical gardens and overlooking the magnificence of Lake Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes, Hotel Atitlan is located deep in the awe-inspiring Guatemalan Highlands. Hotel Atitlan is one of the most charming and welcoming boutique hotels in Guatemala and has a unique history as an estate of a family owned coffee plantation.
Combined with its beautifully preserved Spanish colonial architecture, Hotel Atitlan makes every effort to frame the stunning vistas of Lake Atitlan and the Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes, especially from the hotel’s infinity pool.
The rooms are no less spectacular and with each one having a private balcony, you can soak up the views of one of Guatemala’s most precious treasures and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world from the moment you wake up until when to go to sleep.
♦ Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is without a doubt one of the best hotels in the proximate area of Machu Picchu. Located at 6,627 ft. above sea level, the hotel occupies a stunning, private 12.3-acre mountain reserve complete with over 372 native orchid species, more than 200 kinds of birds and 111 species of butterfly.
Several miles of trails loop through the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo’s verdant reserve from the doorsteps of the 81 private casitas that are discreetly tucked among the trees.
The main colonial-style property, Andean sauna and local, handmade Andean tapestries give a feeling of warmth and tradition while the comforting and warm Alpaca blankets ensure that you get the best night’s sleep before hiking to Machu Picchu. The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is much more than just a base for visiting the World Wonder of Machu Picchu, and is in itself an exceptional destination.
♦ Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia
The luxurious Casa San Agustin Hotel located within the historical, colonial walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cartagena perfectly portrays the seamless interaction between Cartagena’s contemporary touches and its authentic Colombian style. With 20 rooms including 10 suites all beautifully featuring traditional, colonial furnishings alongside luxurious linens and details; the Casa San Agustin perfectly encapsulates the Cartagena atmosphere.
A refreshing cocktail at the rooftop lounge-bar which offers stunning views over the rooftops of Cartagena’s historical center or taking a dip in the central courtyard pool, provide a welcome retreat from the afternoon Caribbean sun.
If you’re looking for a further touch of luxury, a select number of the guest rooms also feature private plunge pools or Jacuzzis, allowing you to sit back and relax after a day exploring the city’s architecture, museums and gourmet food.
♦ Cormorant Catamaran, Galapagos Islands
Exploring the untouched world of the Galapagos Islands is made only better by the way you can travel and explore these vibrant and beautiful environments. There are a number of luxurious yachts which we provide that allow you to comfortably indulge in the beauty of the Galapagos Islands. One of our most recommended Galapagos boats is the Cormorant Catamaran which is designed with only luxury in mind.
Accommodating up to 16 guests and with the rooms on the upper and main deck having their own private balconies, you can enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the Galapagos landscapes around you.
What could be more romantic than after an enchanting day exploring the Galapagos Islands, watching the sun set over the horizon while enjoying a refreshing cocktail on the sun deck or relaxing in the Jacuzzi? The luxurious Cormorant Catamaran and all our Galapagos cruises provide the highest quality of service and accommodation leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to delve into the Galapagos Islands.
♦ Portofino Beach Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Situated on the pristine northern coast of Belize’s heavenly Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, the charming Portofino Beach Resort provides the epitome of barefoot luxury. Accessed mainly by boat, you’ll arrive surrounded by the warm, crystal-clear azure waters of the Caribbean with stunning white beaches and swaying palm trees.
The small, boutique Portofino Beach Resort has just 17 bedrooms including beach cabanas and spacious suites, allowing you to find your own peace, quiet and private paradise.
From its freshwater outdoor pool and enjoying a massage on the beach under a traditional thatched palapa hut to exploring the spectacular underwater world with a snorkel; the Portofino Beach Resort is welcomingly unpretentious, focusing on providing a romantic and relaxing getaway in paradise.
♦ Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Brazilian Amazon
Set deep within the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, 111 miles from Manaus, the city at the gateway to the Amazon, is the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge. Situated on the world’s largest fresh water archipelago on the famous Rio Negro, the location of this luxurious lodge means that you are never too far away from the prime Amazon wildlife spots for seeing monkeys, sloths and caiman.
With awe-inspiring views accompanied by the sounds of the surrounding Amazon Jungle, the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge has 16 cottages and 4 superior bungalows to choose from.
The lodge also has an exclusive restaurant which will introduce you to the unique flavors of the local Amazon cuisine. From swimming with pink river dolphins and fishing for piranhas to hiking and canoeing through the flooded forests of the Amazon with local expert nature guides, the Anavilhanas Lodge experience is the best that the Brazilian Amazon has to offer.
♦ El Remanso Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Hidden deep within a primary rainforest filled with wildlife, El Remanso Lodge is perched above a long stretch of unspoiled beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Awarded the highest rating for sustainable tourism by the Costa Rica Tourism Board, El Remanso Lodge provides you with a unique opportunity to make the most of the surrounding diverse jungle while feeling comfortable in the 13 charming guest cabins that blend in with its natural setting.
With an extensive trail system from the El Remanso Lodge you can be spotting wildlife, visiting waterfalls or taking long strolls along the beach in no time at all.
Whether you’re looking for a more adventurous experience, rappelling down waterfalls or merely taking time to appreciate the exotic birds and monkeys from the deck of your private cabin; El Remanso Lodge provides you with the quintessential Costa Rica experience.
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