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Santa Teresa Hotel is a boutique urban retreat in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s colorful, hillside Santa Teresa neighborhood. Blessed with a panoramic view of downtown Rio, this property was originally a coffee farm, dating back to 1850. Elements of the hotel’s design are inspired by Brazil’s golden eras of coffee and cocoa.
Located across Avenida Atlantica from Copacabana Beach, PortoBay is one of the best values in the South Zone. Its privileged address is a short walk from Rio’s famed sand, surf, and samba clubs. The hotel’s rooftop looks out on to the Atlantic Ocean, Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Commissioned in 1922 to celebrate a century of Brazilian independence, Belmond Copacabana Palace is an art-deco showpiece. It is the grande dame of Rio’s famed Copacabana Beach–a prime location for the city’s spirited Carnival and firework-flecked New Year’s Eve celebrations. Located across Avenida Atlantica from Copacabana Beach, the hotel is within easy reach of Rio’s famed sand, surf, and samba.
The Grand Hyatt Resort in Rio de Janeiro is located in the Natural Park of Marapendi, across Avenida Lucio Costa from Praia da Reserva, within easy reach of the city’s south-zone sand, surf, and samba.
The Chili Beach Hotel is located in Jericoacoara, Brazil, on the country’s remote Caribbean Coast. Set between towering dunes and the sea, Jericoacoara is one of our all-time favorite beach towns. It received worldwide attention when the Washington Post voted it one of the 10 most beautiful beach towns in the world. It’s a favorite of wind and kitesurfers, sun seekers, and those in urgent need of sunset decompression therapy.
Fera Palace Hotel is located in Salvador’s Historic Center, a short walk from landmarks such as the Lacerda Elevator, the Mercador Modelo, the Pelourinho, and San Francisco Church. Speak with an expert travel planner at LANDED today.
The Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge is located on the slopes of the Sincholagua Volcano, in front of the Cotopaxi Volcano, the tallest active volcano in the world. The Rumiñahui and Pasochoa volcanoes stand in the distance.
Iguazú Grand Hotel Resort & Casino is located on nineteen acres of landscaped gardens, approximately 15 minutes by road from Iguazú National Park, 20 minutes from Puerto Iguazú Airport. Its location is very close to the Tancredo Neves International Bridge that links Argentina with Brazil.
Solar do Rosario Hotel is located in one of Brazil’s most beautiful historic towns: Ouro Preto. The hotel occupies a renovated mansion dating to the 19th century and overlooking the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Pico do Itacolomi.
Hotel Oro Verde our favorite hotel in downtown Guayaquil, Ecuador. For decades, this hotel has set the standard for comfort and service.
Located on the Playa de Oro (Golden Beach) on San Cristobal Island, Golden Bay Galapagos overlooks a section of the coast that is home to sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and other iconic Galapagos fauna.
Located within the 1,480 acres of the Iryapú Jungle, LOI Suites Iguazú is approximately 15 minutes by road from Iguazú National Park, and roughly 20 minutes from Puerto Iguazú Airport.
Launched in 2020, Ultramarine is one of the most impressive expedition ships in the Antarctic fleet. Its list of innovative features includes helicopters, 1A+ ice class rating, and a remarkably swift cruising speed of 16 knots.
Located in the heart of the tony Recoleta neighborhood of Argentina’s capital city, HUB Porteño Hotel is surrounded by elegant shops, cafes, galleries, and parks. Some of the best museums in Buenos Aires–the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Decorative Arts–are a short walk away.
Coral Caye is a private retreat of the Francis Ford Coppola family. Located on an exclusive two-acre island, this low-lying coral islet is eight miles (approximately 25 minutes) east of the Belizean beach town of Placencia. Sheltered by the Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a rustic sanctuary of palms, clear water, powdery sand, and starry nights.
Casa Letty is a private beach house located on Isla Barú, just 45 minutes driving from Cartagena’s Old City (90 minutes by sea). Casa Letty is an excellent option after enjoying Cartagena’s charms, or as the relaxing finish to a journey through Colombia’s Andes or Amazon regions.
LANDED knows the best guides, experiences, lodge, and hotel options in El Chalten and in El Calafate, and across Patagonia. We can arrange your air travel, touring, and accommodations within Argentina, Chile, and throughout South America.
Located within Yasuni National Park, in the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador, Napo Wildlife Center is one of our favorite lodges for wildlife viewing. The lodge is set near the shore of a lagoon formed by a mirror-like tributary. Nature thrives here; this region is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth–home to millions of species of plants, animals, birds, and insects.
Located on a 200-acre rainforest enclave in central Belize, Gladden Valley Stream is a private villa perched high over a gently flowing stream. This pristine jungle hideaway is the mainland sibling of Gladden Island, our favorite place to stay in Belize.
Casas Brancas is a family-owned boutique hotel & spa in sunny Buzios, Brazil. Located on the hillside overlooking the sea and Orla Bardot, Casas Brancas (White Houses) is a short walk from the city’s best boutiques, cafes, and ice cream shops. Its in-house restaurant is one of our favorite hotel restaurants in Brazil. Established in 1974 as a guest house with only four rooms, the hotel grew and stretched over time, adding to the structure and services as Buzios evolved from a fishing village to an international destination. The owners’ collection of treasures from travels punctuate the interior and garden areas.
Vila da Santa Hotel is a boutique, family-owned hotel located in the historical heart of Buzios. The hotel offers a bit of white-and-blue Mediterranean charm, warmed on Brazil’s sunny Atlantic Coast. A short walk in your Havaianahs will take you to the historic church and the beaches of Ossos, Azeda, and Azedinha. On foot, you can reach the famous Rua das Pedras (Street of Rocks) and the Orla Bardot (Bardot Boulevard) within a few breezy minutes. Some of our favorite cafes and ice cream shops are located a block or two outside the front door.
Sacha Lodge rests within a 5,000-acre ecological reserve in the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador. Nature thrives here; this region is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth–home to millions of species of plants, animals, birds, and insects. Guests at Sacha Lodge usually stay three or four nights, exploring the jungle with expert native guides.
Mirante do Gaviao is a lodge in the Brazilian Amazon. The lodge rests on the banks of the Rio Negro—a mirror-like Amazon tributary that traces through the rainforest of western Brazil. Anavilhanas National Park, the greatest river archipelago on the planet–with more than 400 unexplored islands–is accessible to guests at Mirante do Gaviao.
Katerre Expeditions offer cruise options to explore the thickly-forested Amazon region of Brazil: the Rio Negro and its tributaries. Katerre operates with small groups–up to 16 people–making each experience flexible and personal.
Adamas House is one of our favorite boutique hotels in the historic center of Quito. With more than 130 monumental buildings, and another 5,000 registered properties, Quito’s Centro Historico is one of the best-preserved historic quarters in the world. The hotel is surrounded by the city’s landmark plazas, churches, and museums.
Villa Amazonia is located in the historic heart of Manaus, the gateway to Brazil’s Amazon Basin. This hotel is ideal as a stopover base en route to or on the return from the region’s remote Amazon lodges. The hotel is within easy reach of the the Manaus Opera House, the market, and the colorful waterfront.
Located in the heart of the Colca Valley, Colca Lodge is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca terraces. The lodge’s terraced design was inspired by these ancient constructions, and local materials–stone, wood, tile, adobe, and textiles are incorporated throughout.
Hotel Mama Cuchara is a boutique hotel located in a restored mansion within Quito’s Centro Historico–the first historic center to be granted UNESCO World Heritage status. This privileged location is close to many of the Historic Center’s most noteworthy plazas, churches, artisanal workshops, and museums.
The Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos is located in the lush Miconia Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, near the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. This 482-acre private reserve protects rich grazing and nesting habitat for giant tortoises, land iguanas, and dozens of bird species. Its location is near the island’s midpoint–roughly 20 minutes by road from the southern port town of Puerto Ayora and the northern port at Itabaca Channel–allowing guests to take day trips to the nearby islands off both coasts. The forested highlands also shelter guests from the shadeless, arid coast.
Casa Real Hotel is a national treasure. Located on the manicured Santa Rita Winery estate 45 minutes southeast of Santiago, the hotel is located in a grand manor house. This carefully preserved, 19th-century, Pompeian-style summer house was declared a historic monument in 1972.