Isla Palenque Hotel

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Isla Palenque, a private island resort, lies in the pristine waters off the coast of Panama in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Nestled within the 220-acre nature preserve, this luxury eco-resort offers a sophisticated hideaway for guests to relish endless opportunities for both adventure and relaxation. Dine on contemporary cuisine reminiscent of Panama’s cocina tipica. Rest in lavish rooms inspired by island life. Indulge in the soothing outdoor spa at this revered resort that quite literally means “sanctuary.”

DIVE INTO PARADISE

Isla Palenque’s beauty goes from land to sea, with an incredibly lush and varied interior. Hike dramatic bluffs in a verdant tropical forest, repel down towering jungle trees, walk along primordial lagoons, or study precious mangroves in the nature preserve.

The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park. Observe this rare Pacific landscape from the comfort of the hotel’s boat while diving or snorkeling along the coral reefs, kayaking or paddleboarding the mesmerizing coastal waters, in addition to legendary sport fishing. This area is known as the wild west of the Pacific, unknown to all but a few local fishermen, earning it the name “the lost coast.” These protected waters harbor an abundance of sea life from sharks to whales to turtles.

Foraged on land, harvested from the sea

In centuries-old tradition, food in Panama doesn’t take itself seriously. The two restaurants, refined Edén and relaxed Las Rocas, elevate humble recipes beloved by Panamanians into haute cuisine. Sea bass ceviche bursts with flavors of passion fruit, lime and poblano. Classic carimañolas melt faster than you can eat them, topped off by plantains caramelized in cinnamon over home-made ice cream. Island dining is gourmet homegrown simplicity.

Ideal fortravelers who desire a luxury adventure on a pristine jungle island in Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui

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highlights

  • Private island resort on a 220-acre nature preserve, surrounded by a marine reserve
  • On-site produce farm, orchard for restaurants
  • Jungle canopy tours
  • Custom private tours
  • Palm Grove Spa
  • Awarded an ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) award for eco-friendly design and planning

rooms

  • Garden Room: Queen-sized bed; Small seating area; Outdoor shower suspended among the jungle trees
  • Jungle Rooms: Queen-sized bed; Small seating area; Adjoining balconies; Views of the jungle and ocean
  • Ocean Suites: King-sized bed; Giant soaking tub; Balcony; Views of the Pacific and surrounding forest

services

  • Personalized service with a team member on-call for guests
  • Two restaurants, Edén and Las Rocas, serving Panamanian fusion cuisine
  • Infinity pool with two-tiered waterfall and naturally purified water from the island’s aquifers
  • Boat tours with diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, whale & dolphin watching
  • Professionally-staffed kids center
  • Expanded jungle spa
  • Fitness center

The Vines Resort & Spa

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Offering a perfect blend of rustic elegance and modern comfort, The Vines Resort & Spa is ultimate retreat for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring spacious private villas, a luxurious Spa, and world-class service. The resort’s surrounding landscape includes luscious vineyards, fresh vegetable gardens, winding pedestrian-only paths through the vineyards, winery and tasting room—and breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains at every turn. Explore the rugged countryside by horseback, saluting 300 days of sunshine in a yoga class, taking a fly fishing excursion on the Rio Mendoza, or stargazing from your private deck. In the vineyards, guests can harvest grapes or make custom wine, working side-by-side with world-renowned consultant winemaker Santiago Achával.

Local, natural bounty to culinary magic...

Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes and traditional asado feasts at restaurant Siete Fuegos, all sourced from the hote’s gardens and surrounding land. Mallmann’s collection of open-flame cooking techniques are inspired by Argentine gauchos and European migrations, and refined through hundreds of years of history. Savor the rustic, fiery flavors of specialties like 9-hour slow-grilled rib eye or the cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon paired with award-winning boutique wines. Also available, kosher, vegetarian and vegan options.

Set on 1500 acres of Private Vineyards

Rooted in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine, The Vines immerses guests in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty and warm-hearted hospitality. In 2005, Pablo Gimenez Riili and Michael Evans recognized the world-class potential of Mendoza’s Uco Valley and invested in 650 acres of land. Their purpose: to realize the dream of owning a vineyard and producing your very own premium quality wine a reality. The Vines of Mendoza has since sold Private Vineyards to more than 120 owners from around the globe, expanded the property to 1,500 acres and established the highest quality winemaking enterprise in the region. Visit the Mendoza City and Uco Valley Tasting Rooms to taste the best of Argentine boutique wines, including the Recuerdo brand.

Ideal forthose seeking to explore the Valle de Uco, a divine location next to Andes and home to some of the region's best and emerging wineries

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highlights

  • Savor regional dishes and specialty flavors of internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann
  • Enjoy a wine education class and blend your very own Malbec
  • Explore the countryside on horseback
  • Stroll along winding pedestrian-only paths through the vineyards and vegetable gardens
  • Rejuvenate in the luxury Spa

rooms

  • Two Bedroom Deluxe Villas: 2,700 feet of indoor & outdoor space; outdoor deck with gas fireplace; outdoor handmade clay tub with Andes mountain view; floor to ceiling windows
  • One Bedroom Deluxe Villas: Over 1,900 feet of indoor & outdoor living; private deck with tub, shower or plunge pool; spa-inspired; bathrooms; indoor and outdoor fireplaces; rooftop terrace (select units).
  • One Bedroom Villas: 1,002 square feet; Outdoor deck with plush; lounge chairs; fully outfitted kitchenettes; spa-inspired bathrooms; luxurious bedroom; tranquil stream

services

  • Expert Guide at your disposal
  • Your own 4x4
  • Housekeeping
  • Netflix + Bluetooth Audio System
  • Wi-fi
  • Swimming Pool + Jacuzzi
  • Gym + Massage Lounge

Correntoso Lake and River Hotel

Correntoso Lake and River Hotel is one of our preferred hotels when traveling in argentina

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Correntoso Lake and River Hotel sits at the foot of the Andes, overlooking the mouth of Correntoso River where it enters the immense Nahuel Huapi Lake. At the center of the Lake District, it’s an ideal starting or ending point for exploring the breathtaking Patagonian landscape.

STEEPED IN NEARLY 80 YEARS OF HISTORY

Since 1917, when the only access to these remote corners of Patagonia was by boat or seaplane, visionary pioneer Primo Capraro built a small wooden cabin for friends, visitors and fly-fishermen. Thereafter, it grew to become a fine property. In 1943, his son Francisco built the main central structure with blocks of volcanic sand, granite, and cypress woodwork that for years was a landmark in the region.

This rich history is reflected in every corner of Correntoso. Tea time is served either indoor or out on the terrace overlooking the lake as a tea sommelier prepares a special blend for each guest. Recommended by Conde Nast Johansens, the hotel is one of the best places to visit in Patagonia today.

A PLACE TO AWAKEN THE SENSES...

Stroll through the gardens of Villa La Angostura rainforest, a secret jewel of Patagonia. Admire panoramic views from the comfort of the hotel’s expansive decks, while tasting the traditional smoked cold meat and Argentine wines. Savor the exquisite and fresh combination of flavors and textures in the hotel’s elegant restaurants and wine bar, and revitalize your body and mind with massage, facial treatments, stretching sessions, guided yoga practices, or the therapeutic Hamman.

ECOHOTEL AND GUARDIANS OF CORRENTOSO RIVER

Correntoso has adopted sustainable management practices and is a member of a national program of sustainable tourism certification (Sustainable Hotel Industry Ecolabelling Program of the Argentine Association of Tourism Hotels). Additionally, the hotel has a water purification plant to protect the Correntoso River and Nahuel Huapi Lake, and surrounding fauna and flora, for years to come.

Ideal forfamilies and couples looking for luxurious accommodations, fine cuisine and top-class service in a lakeside setting

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highlights

  • Superb gourmet cuisine
  • Basecamp for daily adventures (trekking, kayaking, flyfishing, horseback riding)
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views from your suite
  • Natural, bright and elegant interiors
  • On-site Spa with a range of relaxing services

rooms

  • Junior Deck Suite: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect rooms for greater independence and intimacy
  • Junior Suite: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect rooms for greater independence and intimacy
  • Superior Lake: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect with Suite Junior Deck, in case of travelling with family or friends
  • Mountain Apartment: View: Correntoso gardens; Bed: King size + single bed; Accommodates up to three adults

services

  • Restaurants (3)
  • Wine Bar
  • Library
  • Herbal Hammam & Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Concierge

Awasi Patagonia

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Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighboring the Torres del Paine National Park, from where you can enjoy imposing views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Here, guests are protected from the strong Patagonian winds by a luxuriant native forest of local species of beeches called lengas and nirres. The indigenous fauna remains intact in these forests and plains, where there are sightings of guanacos, nandus (rheas), foxes, condors and, occasionally, pumas.

INSPIRED BY OLD PATAGONIAN SHELTERS AND RANCHING OUTPOSTS

Awasi built only twelve villas (one of them with two suites). The villas are distributed in such a way as to ensure the utmost privacy without sacrificing the views of the forest, Lake Sarmiento, the pampas and Torres del Paine.

DISCOVER THE ATACAMA DESERT WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE GUIDE AND 4X4 JEEP

Beyond its luxurious features and exquisite cuisine, Awasi’s private and personalized outings make it stand out among the rest; each group of guests gets its own 4×4 jeep and private expert guide, at your disposal throughout your stay. Visit the places you want to see and participate in the activities you want to experience, all free from schedules and time limitations. Awasi has a long list of half-day and full-day excursions, reachable by 4×4, bike, horse or foot. Discover the desert salt flats, unique rock formations, sand dunes, mountain ranges, geysers, lagoons, cultural towns, historical fortresses, and more.

Ideal forthose who like to travel on private and non-shared excursions, families and couples alike; prime location for exploration

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highlights

  • Your own Expert Guide + 4x4
  • Numerous adventure outtings to choose from in the atatama desert and surrounding hills
  • Explore the countryside on horseback
  • High standards of Luxury and Privacy
  • Outstanding culinary experiences
  • Great place for kids to play in, discover and fall in love with vast landcscapes

rooms

  • Villa 1: En suite bathroom, 2 queen beds, living space + kitchen, and incredible views
  • Villa 2: En suite bathroom, 1 queen bed, living space + kitchen, and incredible views
  • Villa 3: En suite bathroom, 2 queen beds, living space + kitchen, and incredible views
  • Villa 4: En suite bathroom, 3 queen beds, living space + kitchen, and incredible views

services

  • Expert Guide at your disposal
  • Your own 4x4
  • Housekeeping
  • Netflix + Bluetooth Audio System
  • WiFi
  • Swimming Pool + Jacuzzi
  • Gym + Massage Lounge

Alto Atacama Hotel

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Built from the red rocks that surround it, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa rises like a foothill of the terracotta-hued Salt Mountain Range. Blending with the natural surroundings, the lodge mimics local village architecture. Walk among the “Andescape,” a hand-planted garden blossoming from ancient seeds of the Altiplano. This desert oasis boasts one of the 10 Best Spas in Latin America by Spa Finder. Guests can sip some of the region’s finest Chilean wines, while looking out to the sweeping landscape of the Catarpe Valley from within one of many semi-private pools. Choose from over 30 excursions into the desert and mountains, for the relaxed to the thrill seeking. Alto Atacama offers the perfect blend of serenity and adventure.

AN ADVENTUROUS WONDERLAND

For travelers who want more than just a vacation, Alto Atacama is steeped in Andean culture. Over half of the staff is indigenous, and their personal stories enrich guests’ understanding of the region. Outdoor enthusiasts can book two-day trips following old migration routes of the Likanantai and Tiwanaku peoples from the Andean plains or trek across the salt flats of the Cordillera de la Sal and pass the “Three Marys,” rocks sculpted by extreme winds, or pass the ghost towns of Peñaliri on a scenic journey to the Rio Grande.

Expert guides lead a wide variety of excursions. Choose short day trips to Incan ruins and petroglyphs, meet local farmers using traditional techniques, or step onto strange landscapes like the Valley of the Moon, or wade into turquoise waters of the Tebinquinche. Come nightfall, see the stars under the open air observatory back at the lodge.

DESERT OASIS

Alto Atacama is the driest of all deserts, but glacial snow trickles down to fill the spa’s aquifers with crystal clear waters. Solar-heated pools, expert hands, and aromatic scents invigorate after a day of exploring.

Guests are treated to Finnish Saunas, Turkish baths, Scottish showers, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, or simply relax in one of six pools, each surrounded by a rock wall for added privacy. Order from the pool-side bar, fill up on organic, locally-grown foods.

Ideal for:families and couples looking for one of the top luxury adventure programs and lodging in Atacama

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highlights

  • 30 excursions into the desert and mountains
  • Finnish Saunas, Turkish baths, Scottish showers
  • Semi-private pools with a pool-side bar
  • Local and organic foods
  • Ecofriendly, socially-responsible business practices
  • “Andescape” gardens

rooms

  • Suite Tilo: Located in Alto Atacama gardens with view of Lagoon and Catarpe Valley; Private Terrace; Private Patio with an additional outdoor shower; Safe Deposit Box; Minibar; 2 of these suites are connected. Ideal for families
  • Standard Catarpe: Located in Alto Atacama gardens; Slightly larger than “Quitors”, with a more private terrace; Uninterrupted view of Cordillera de la Sal Range and Catarpe Valley; Private Terrace; Safe Deposit Box; Minibar
  • Quitor: Located near the Common Areas; Views of the gardens and the Cordillera de la Sal; Private Terrace; Safe Deposit Box; Minibar. 1 is wheelchair accessible

services

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Swimming Pools (6)
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Award-winning Spa
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry & Drycleaning
  • High-speed Wifi

Awasi Atacama

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Nestled behind an ancient adobe wall in the historic San Pedro de Atacama sits the exquisite desert oasis hotel, Awasi Atacama. Named one of Town & Country Magazine’s Top 100 Hotels That Will Change Your Life, guests enjoy the world’s clearest skies from private patios, an open-air restaurant, and crystalline pool while staying in luxurious suites inspired by Pre-Inca ruins. Dine on Chef Juan Pablo Mardones traditional Andean fare. Explore the impressive natural scenery of the Atacama Desert with a personal, private guide and vehicle.

A VIBRANT DESERT LANDSCAPE

Awasi is the perfect place to enjoy the very best of the Atacama. Discover its geysers and canyons, giant cacti, petroglyphs and vivid wildlife: flamingos, vicunas, foxes and, with any luck, the sacred condor. Guests have access to their own guide and 4WD to take them anywhere they wish. See the steep-sloped Licancabur volcano rising in a perfect cone, or traverse the paths of the llama caravans that first crossed the Atacama in 1000 BC.

THE RITUAL OF FOOD

Chef Juan Pablo Mardones takes pride in serving long evening meals in the hotel’s Relais & Chateaux restaurant. At Awasi, which means home, fresh local ingredients are cooked to perfection under star-filled skies as guests relax around open fire pits. Inspired by the desert, the menu includes many rare ingredients available right there in the Atacama, seldom used in Chilean cooking.

LUXURY INSPIRED BY ANCIENT INCAS

Guests stay in adobe suites under charming thatched roofs reminiscent of Incan housing of old. Built of stone, adobe, and wood, these lavish suites offer an open design, with private solariums that lead out to al-fresco showers. Guests bathe in complete privacy as they breathe in the exotic desert air.

Ideal forThose who like to travel in private and non-shared excursions, families and couples alike; prime location for exploration

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highlights

  • Personal, private guide and vehicle to explore the desert
  • Traditional Andean cuisine under the stars
  • Incan-inspired luxury suites

rooms

  • Superior Round Suite: 1 King or 2 Twin beds; Private solarium with outdoor shower; En-suite bathroom; Reading lounge; Shared terrace; Bathrobes; WiFi; Safe
  • Round Room: 1 King or 2 Twin beds; Private solarium with outdoor shower; En-suite bathroom; Reading lounge; Shared terrace; Bathrobes; WiFi; Safe
  • Rectangular Suite:1 King bed; Private solarium with outdoor shower; En-suite bathroom; Reading lounge; Bathrobes; WiFi; Safe

services

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Guided tours and excursions
  • WiFi