Category: Uruguay

Uruguay's top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay’s top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay is often overlooked as a destination in Latin America, a continent which boasts big countries with bigger personalities such as Brazil, Peru and Argentina. However, they say that less is often more, and this is certainly the case with Uruguay. Its perfect climate, pristine beaches and romantic old towns are an ideal setting for […]

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Top 6 Winter sun destinations

As the nights draw in and the clouds roll over, it?s all too tempting to head off to warmer, sunnier climes. Many destinations come into their own during our winter months, offering sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. We?ve put together a few of the best places to visit for […]

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

South America?s popularity as a luxury destination shows no sign of slowing down and, if anything, visitors seem to be wanting to get ever further off the beaten track to explore the less well-trodden corners of this cracking continent. So in the self-same spirit of exploration, here are seven South American secrets that may not […]

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Top 6 riverside towns

London isn’t the only city famed?for its river,?with the Thames flowing past attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the Eye.?All around the world there are cities and towns with locals whose lives revolve around the waters ? from Varanasi where the sacred Ganges is a pilgrimage site, to architecturally splendid bridges in Prague where […]

Uruguay's top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay’s top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay is not usually at the top of travellers’ wish lists but with relatively few visitors, some surprisingly stylish accommodation options and excellent wild beaches that knock the socks off their Argentinian equivalent, it offers a slice of South America to suit most palates. It’s also fantastic for birders and wine lovers, not to mention […]

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

When the cold weather sets in and you?re begging to escape to warm, sandy beaches, tropical climates, and a world of adventure, consider planning one of these bike tours in Latin America. Not far from home, Latin America offers a world of innumerable pleasures, natural and man-made alike, waiting to be explored. Now, I have […]

The 5 most incredible hotels in Latin America

The 5 most incredible hotels in Latin America

If you are looking for an amazing hotel experience, somewhere you can unwind after a bike ride through the vineyards of Mendoza after or a day of snorkeling off the shores of Costa Rica, these hotels offer one-of-a-kind experiences, tranquil and inviting grounds and the opportunity to feel right at home in the amazing towns […]

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Allow me to debunk a common myth: you do not have to be an avid cyclist to have an amazing and unforgettable time on a cycling vacation. To travel by bike is to take in your surroundings at your own pace, stop to taste the grapes right off the a vine in Tuscany, or navigate […]

Uruguay: a story of boutique wineries and big wines

Uruguay has long been known as a beach destination that provides everything from the rustic and?unplugged Cabo Polonia in the north-east to the playground of the continent?s yachting class in Punta del?Este. Recently however, tourism has been moving off the sands and inland, largely thanks to a small dark red?grape, Tannat. Some 35 years ago […]

10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget

Tripadvisor recently published ’10 unique luxury hotels you’ll never forget’. ?Strangely, it’s just a list – albeit with pictures – but with no explanation as to what, precisely, makes each one memorable. ?For what it’s worth, though, I’ve reproduced their list below. Please post a comment and tell us what hotels you think are unforgettable… […]

Photograph of the week: Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

Photograph of the week: Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

This week’s image is of the pool at Playa Vik Jose Ignacio. It is a 75-foot cantilevered pool of Uruguayan black absolute nero granite with a fibre optic lit celestial map of the southern hemisphere that sits amidst the Lapacho, stretching out beyond the limit of the terrace and cantilevering 32 feet over the beach […]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Looking for quality in Montevideo? ? Then look no further than the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. As well as being home to Montevideo’s only luxury spa, the hotel offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. It is also conveniently ?situated ?in the […]

SeaDream I South American itinerary

SeaDream I South American itinerary

The boutique SeaDream I – the world’s highest ranked cruise ship – will be running itineraries in South America from November 2006. The two 9-night itineraries have just been announced by SeaDream Yacht Club and will cover Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. ?Be sure to plan ahead if you wish to go on the ?February 2007 […]