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Sweet Bocas

Sweet Bocas is a private oceanfront retreat in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago: a 15-acre private island with a freshwater lake, organic greenhouse, and art installations.

The spacious, overwater main house has seven suites with en suite bathrooms, polished hardwoods, vibrant furnishings, original artwork, and large windows with ocean views.

Another two lake-view rooms are available, making 9 king-bedded rooms in total. The home is air conditioned, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

Amenities 

Among the other amenities are a professional-grade kitchen, espresso bar, hammocks, daybeds, library, dining and lounge areas, and a large wrap-around deck.

Massages and yoga classes are available with advance notice. The property can be staffed with housekeepers, chefs, surf and yoga instructors, and a masseuse.

A second structure—with swimming pool, gym, and lounge—is connected to the main house by an overwater walkway. The property also has a tennis court, a floating lounge, and outdoor lounge areas.

Cuisine 

The seasonal menu at Sweet Bocas highlights ingredients grown in the island’s greenhouse and farm. Menus can be adapted to guest tastes and dietary preferences.

Activities

Experiences at Sweet Bocas aren’t just limited to the residence, but can can be carried out on both the land and sea.

Among the possible activities are fishing, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, boating, and surfing.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT SWEET BOCAS? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Caiman Lodge Ecological Refuge

Caiman Lodge Ecological Refuge is a multifaceted ecotourism enterprise located in Brazil’s southern Pantanal. The project is set within a 130,000-acre private ranch, known as Estancia Caiman.

Brazil’s Pantanal wetland is home to jaguars, giant anteaters, caiman, capybaras, marsh deer, and hyacinth macaws.

Pousada Caiman was the first ecotourism operation in the Mato Grosso section of the Pantanal. For over 30 years, Pousada Caiman has provided guests with close encounters with nature and culture of the region.

In addition to ecotourism, Caiman is involved with cattle production, environmental research, and conservation projects. Among these efforts are the Hyacinth Macaw Project, Onçafari (Jaguar Safari) Project, and the Blue-Fronted Parrot Project.  These pioneering preservation and rewinding projects are done in conjunction with universities and international NGOs.

Accommodations

The Caiman Ecological Refuge has 3 lodges that operate independently. Each lodge offers guests the opportunity for close observation of fauna, as well as explorations of native flora and local culture.


Baiazinha Lodge

The Baiazinha Lodge is located on the banks of a clear-water lake and can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms.

Amenities include private balcony, fan, air conditioning, living room, television, dining room, swimming pool, and Wi-Fi.


Cordilheira Lodge

The Cordilheira Lodge is located at the edge of a Cordilheira forest and can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. This lodge features a contemporary style. Guest rooms are furnished with cotton sheets and towels, feather pillows, and heated showers.

Amenities include a private balcony, fan, air conditioning, living room with television, dining room, swimming pool, and Wi-Fi.


Farm Headquarters

The Farm Headquarters consists of two houses: The Owner’s House and the Old Farm House.

The Owner’s House has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. The Old Farm House has 8 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Both guest houses feature large dining areas, living rooms, televisions, swimming pools, air conditioning, balconies, and Wi-Fi.


Activities 

Activities at Caiman Lodge are usually all-day excursions and range from walking tours, to jaguar safaris and canoe trips.

Other highlights include biking, birdwatching tours, and Jeep Safaris.

Guests can also participate in some of Caiman’s conservation projects like the Blue Macaw Project where they can spend a day with experienced biologists monitoring macaws, chicks and eggs.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT CAIMAN LODGE? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Casa Pestagua

Casa Pestagua is a Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel located in the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town. The house originally designed as an aristocrat’s palace, constructed in a Moorish palace style.

The hotel is the recipient of numerous awards for the quality of its restoration work.

Accommodations 

Each of the hotel’s 11 spacious rooms and suites is unique. Some feature high ceilings, bronze bath fixtures, and restored wood floors and beams.

Each is furnished with air conditioning, security box, mini-bar, television, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


Grand Suite

The Grand Suite measures approximately 882 square feet and is equipped with a king-size bed, antique furniture and floor-to-ceiling marble bathroom.


Junior Suite

The Junior Suite measures approximately 602 square feet and is furnished with a king-size bed and spacious living room.


Luxury Room 

The Luxury Room measures approximately 409 square feet and is furnished with a king-size bed and a marble bathroom.


Superior Room 

The Superior Room measures approximately 344 square feet and is furnished with a king-size bed and a marble bathroom.

Amenities

Among the hotel’s amenities are a courtyard swimming pool, palm-shaded courtyard, restaurant, bar, roof terrace with hot tub, and spa treatment rooms.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT CASA PESTAGUA? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

Noi Blend

NOI Blend is a boutique wine lodge located on a 19-century rural estate in the Colchagua Valley, four miles from the town of Santa Cruz.

Originally constructed as a wine cellar, the hotel maintains the cozy atmosphere of a country house.

Accommodations

Each of the 13 guest rooms is unique; some have private patios, vineyard views, or vaulted ceilings.

In-room amenities include en-suite bathrooms, security boxes, pillow-top beds, bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryers. Private dinners can be arranged.

Amenities 

Among the hotel amenities are a restaurant, bar, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gardens, and Wi-Fi in the common areas.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT NOI BLEND? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.

El Retablo

El Retablo is a two-story, 17-room boutique bed and breakfast with cozy, colorful rooms.

The hotel is located in the hilly, historic central quarter of Cusco, four blocks from the Plaza Mayor and two blocks from the Museo de Arte Precolombino.

All interior spaces at El Retablo are hand painted by artisans from the Fine Arts School of Cusco, offering guests a distinct Andean experience.

Accommodations

El Retablo has two room options: the Superior and Superior Deluxe. The 10 Superior and 7 Superior Delxue rooms feature hand painted with vibrant wall flowers and ceilings.

The bedding is equally colorful with floral pillows and hand-woven tapestries.

The rooms are outfitted with private bathrooms, king or double beds, TVs, phones, security boxes, hairdryers and Wi-Fi.

Amenities 

Among El Retablo’s amenities are a lounge, breakfast room, garden, and Wi-Fi.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A STAY AT EL RETABLO? LANDED PROVIDES PERSONALIZED, CUSTOM TRAVEL WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE ANTARCTIC. WE’LL CREATE A UNIQUE ITINERARY PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR INTERESTS AND DREAMS. EXPERIENCE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNERS TODAY AT 801.582.2100.