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Your (free) guide to the top travel destinations for families with babies, teens and everyone in between.
October 2023’s REMOTE Immersion Cuenca was such a fantastic event! This year’s theme included celebrating life, happiness, health, and transformative travel — all themes incorporated into the Our Whole Village travel philosophy. The boutique travel show took place in Cuenca, my new favorite town in the Ecuadorian Andes, providing incredible opportunities for discussions and experiences around the area.
More than 80 Travel Designers from 17 countries came to the event, and Exhibitors included 85 incredible lodges, boats, and local experts from 14 Latin American nations. The event focused on sustainable tourism, allowing me opportunities to interact with like-minded small travel companies, hotels, and destinations your family will love.
Although it’s always hard to narrow down, here are a few old and new favorite hotels in Latin America.
If you’re ready to walk on the wild side, stay and play with Estancia Cristina. Located in Patagonia, one of the world’s last untamed destinations, Estancia Cristina combines incredible amenities with sublime expeditions. Enjoy instant access to the Lago Argentino and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, surrounded by thousands of breathtaking acres of wilderness.
Another fantastic way to explore Argentinian Patagonia is with Correntoso Adventures. Experience National Park Nahuel Huapi, a natural paradise of electric blue lakes, verdant forests, towering mountains, and roaring rivers. Make Correntoso Lake & River Hotel your eco-friendly home away from home. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World organization, Correntoso is a haven for adventure, comfort, and one of the best vacations in South America.
Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats are a place of magnificence, mystery, and magic. Palacio de Sal is the perfect home base for exploring this breathtaking land of infinite expanses, pastel-hued skies by day, and star-drenched heavens by night. Photo ops are endless at the world’s first salt hotel. And you’ll experience the best in luxury, fine dining, and pampered spa experiences, making this a must-visit travel destination.
Experience nature like never before in Ibiti. Located in Brazil’s Ibitipoca National Park in the southeast state of Minas Gerais, the Ibiti Project is far more than a hotel resort. It’s a socio-environmental project and tourism initiative supporting community and wildlife. Accommodations include a charming rural village, a quaint farm, and remote structures that provide privacy and total immersion in nature. Travel experiences focus on personalized tours, art installations, expeditions into the jungle, and much more.
Santiago, Chile, is an incredible and dynamic city. It offers a heady mixture of sprawling shopping centers, exclusive boutiques, magnificent architecture, and engaging museums. Nevertheless, there’s more to Chile than its capital. Go beyond urban living at Las Majadas Hotel. Set in the Andes, this vineyard-enveloped destination is the perfect getaway for wine connoisseurs, foodies, and spa lovers.
Or head to Chilean Patagonia for a stay at the world’s first geodesic dome hotel, Patagonia Ecocamp. This award-winning, sustainable camp is located in Torres del Paine National Park. It offers all-inclusive hiking programs, multi-sport excursions, wildlife expeditions, and much more. Kids ages six and over are welcome. Patagonia Ecocamp’s high-quality amenities will keep you and your family cozy, and the resort’s operating practices ensure sustainability.
Costa Rica’s Böëna Wilderness Lodges are the ideal destination for families with kids ages seven and older interested in viewing wildlife and immersing themselves in the rainforest. Accommodations include four unique sites where luxury abounds. Besides immersing you in comfort, these lodges enhance the experience of nature at its most pristine, surrounded by 1,000 acres of highly biodiverse, protected forest.
Immerse yourself in meaningful travel in Ecuador. Stay at a stunning 17th-century hotel and working farm, the home of former Ecuador President Galo Plaza Lasso and his family. Known as Hacienda Zuleta, it exudes warmth, hospitality, and deep community ties. This incredible destination includes elaborate antique rooms, endless outdoor activities, and delectable farm-to-table cuisine.
Rancho Santana in Nicaragua is the ultimate beach getaway. A world-class resort, this residential community sits on 2,700 acres of pristine Emerald Coast. It begs visitors to head outside for fun in the sun, whether you’re building sandcastles, surfing, swimming, or putting your toes in the sand. From fine dining to an in-house spa, and miles of incredible coastline, you can’t beat this tropical hideaway.
In the heart of the Antioquian Mountains, you’ll find a sprawling property that combines the best in biodiversity, gourmet cuisine, and satisfying adventures. Cannúa lets you explore the magic of Colombia through meaningful, local interactions and experiences. Foodies will relish chances to discover local flavors, learn about the resort’s permaculture, and explore the sustainable future of Colombian dining.
Nestled in the towering Central Andes Mountains, Hacienda Bambusa is a haven of natural beauty. The resort preserves the traditional architecture of the Colombian Coffee Region and is constructed of bamboo and clay. When it comes to authentic travel experiences in Latin America, it’s tough to beat this incredible location.
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