Where to Stay in Latin America – Latin America is home to natural, endless beauty. It’s the perfect spot to descend upon if you’re looking for a unique getaway without sacrificing luxury. Latin America has several exquisite resorts and other properties tucked in its midst, complete with mountains and lakes, grasslands and fruit plantations. The potential is limitless – escape your everyday life and immerse yourself in a traditional Latin American lifestyle by opting for a traditional farm stay.
Hacienda Zuleta was built in the 1500s and has been in the same family for more than a century. The family farms celebrate the traditions, products, cultures, and crafts of the highland people of Ecuador. Zuleta is just a two-hour drive from Quito. Some of the scenery you can expect includes the Andes Mountains. Just wait till you take pictures of this colonial era home with the mountains in the distance. You can then explore the property by bike, horseback, or on foot.
At Reserva do Ibitipoca, you’ll get to experience the ‘real’ Brazil. Maybe a stay at a working farm isn’t the first item on your list when it comes to exploring this huge country, but it sure will be the most meaningful and most memorable. On this nearly 10,000-acre property, this family farm is also one of the finest luxury hotels in all of South America.
In the main house, you’ll find rooms of elegance – a whole world away from everyday living. Now, there aren’t any televisions in any of the suites – this is the property’s way of helping encourage you to disconnect as much as possible while you’re a guest at Reserva do Ibitipoca.
If you enjoy riding horses, you’re in luck – the farm specially breeds and raises Manga Larga and Anglo-Arabians. If you’re not so much into horses, you might better enjoy just leisurely exploring the property, in search of one of its many hidden waterfalls. You’ll also discover vibrant flowers and some exotic wildlife.
At day’s end, you’ll be treated to sophisticated yet simple cuisine which utilizes homemade ingredients, all of which are either made or grown on the farm or sourced from local businesses.
How will you spend your Latin American stay?