On a recent trip to Colombia, Humboldt director Simon was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful historic colonial town of Mompox. Alexander von Humboldt visited the town in 1801 on his journey up the Rio Magdalena while Gabriel García Márquez famously wrote “Mompox doesn’t exist. Sometimes we dream about her, but she doesn’t exist”. [...]
Young, dynamic and, in fairness, not everyone’s cup of tea; the W Hotels always make an impression. Offering sleek contemporary interiors, sophisticated bars and a vibrant modern take on traditional luxury, the W Hotels of Latin America are perfect for travellers seeking comfort with a playful edge.
Rugged mountain ranges, undulating grasslands, sultry tropical lowlands, crisp alpine forests: with so much beautiful countryside to choose from, where better than Latin America to escape to a rural retreat?
Over the past decade, Latin American food has attracted more and more attention on the international scene. Whether it be the avant-garde Michelin-starred fare of Lima and Mexico City, or homely family favourites – this part of the world is a heaven for foodies.
Colombia is one of South America’s most diverse nations. Zooming in even on just the length of the Caribbean coastline, the variety of experiences on offer is astounding. Humboldt specialist Clara lists her favourite things to do in this picturesque region.
Tackling the Amazon rainforest can be daunting, but it is a rewarding experience that will live in your memory forever. Humboldt specialist Clara breaks down how to fit exploring the Amazon into your next Latin America trip.
Colombia is home to over fifty stunning national parks: ranging from deserts to the Amazon rainforest, and also including páramos (alpine plains), coral reefs, the Andes mountain range and indigenous protected lands.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth, we take a closer look at the life and adventures of our namesake in Latin America.
For our luxury hotel of the month for August, we have chosen the luxurious Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Colombia, inspired by Bogotá’s colonial past.
This week, Humboldt Director Simon explains how best to experience the magic of Colombia with your family. This diverse and vibrant nation is perfect for spending quality time together.
Fully-booked hotels can be frustrating. Humboldt specialist Clara sheds some light on those special, in-demand destinations that we recommend booking as early as you can!
Nestled into the trees, overlooking the Caribbean and providing the ultimate remote retreat, Tayrona EcoHabs is the perfect hideaway for couples seeking privacy or families looking for quality time together.
Rolling green hills, towering palms and colourfully painted wooden houses are what make the coffee region such a unique part of the world. Within the valleys there are quaint towns and traditional haciendas which have barely changed over the last hundred years or more. Hacienda San Jose is a shining example of how a restored hacienda can become a beautiful luxury hotel...
The elegant and beautiful Casa San Agustin is located in the heart of Cartagena's old walled city - one of the most charming and beautiful cities in Latin America.
Latin America has some of the most unique wildlife on the planet. From whales in Brazil to pumas in Patagonia, this diverse continent has it all...
Plantain Pancake Recipe This pancake day why not try something completely different to the normal 'crepe' style, and use plantain to create these chunky and delicious alternatives. Plantain (part of the banana family) is a staple in many countries in Latin America, and can be used in lots of different recipes. It's low sugar, [...]
The prospect of a new year is always an ideal time to start thinking about, and organising, a trip for the coming months. After the excitement of Christmas has faded and the last box of chocolates has been eaten, what better to do than grab a map, a guidebook and your travel partner and start [...]
Medellin is a city with a violent past. Home to the notorious drug baron, Pablo Escobar, it owes much of its history to him and his empire for both good and bad reasons. Escobar was born and brought up and finally killed in Medellin. A child of the slums, he rose through life, becoming rich [...]