In this conversation with Hans Pfister, co-founder of Cayuga Collection in Central America, we discuss the triple-bottom-line objectives of luxury eco-lodges, the role of sustainable tourism in environmental conservation, and how to tell if a hotel is greenwashing.
Eolo: Valentin Virasoro
Imagine yourself on a journey. You’re in a raw, wild landscape. Multi-colored granite peaks and glacial blue lakes line the horizon. The scale of the scenes before you is epic —amplified, intensified, mythic. It’s familiar, but new and surprising —like a waking dream…
VIK Retreats: Max Broquen
Maximiliano (Max) Broquen is my Argentine brother. On the long list of People in Latin America to Whom I Wish I Were Related, Max is topmost. I admire his character, vision, temperament, and commitment.
Galapagos Safari Camp: Stephanie Bonham-Carter
Stephanie and Michael reside in Turbach, Switzerland with their two children. We spoke with Stephanie while she was in Quito, overseeing Galapagos Safari Camp’s head office. Stephanie and Michael take their Galapagos stewardship seriously…
Facon: Martin Bustamante
Martin Bustamante is the creator and curator of Facon, his singular shop in the Chacarita neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Facon is a treasure trove of Argentine heritage and craftsmanship. Learn about his story…
Islas Secas: Andrey Gomez
Andrey Gomez is at the top of his game. After more than 25 years as a general manager at top-tier retreats in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Andrey was named Managing Director of Islas Secas—Panama’s premier island hotel—in late 2020.
Peruvian Chocolate: AJ Wildey & El Cacaotal
American ex-pat AJ Wildey shares her love for Peruvian chocolate with the world. Learn about her story from her perspective in this episode of the LANDED Podcast.
Luz and Roberto are the team behind Boena—a collection of iconic wilderness lodges in Costa Rica. Learn about their story from their perspective in this podcast.
Sailing Peru’s Amazon: Aqua Expeditions
I’ve been coming to the Amazon for more than 20 years, and it continually surprises. The wildlife, the weather, the seasons make each visit unique and special. On this trip, I was welcomed aboard the Aria, a small-scale cruiser based in Iquitos. The Aria is more…
The Magic of Ibitipoca
Ibitipoca is part social experiment, part environmental restoration project, appropriately seasoned with simple comforts and genuine pleasures. After days of rest, riding, paddle boarding, waterfall showers, and exploring, I sat down with Ibitipoca’s ringleader, Renato Machado…
Galapagos Travel Pioneer
Dolores Gangotena de Diez, along with her husband Eduardo Diez, founded Quasar Expeditions in 1986. Their mission was to show the world why the Galapagos was a global treasure, not just another fishing ground and guano mine.
Argentina & Chile: Awasi Lodges
LANDED Podcast 005: Luxury of Experience -- Matias de Cristobal, Director General of Awasi Matias de Cristobal is the Director General of Awasi....