By their very nature always to be found in the wilder, less accessible corners of the continent, and ideally beyond mobile reception, the common threads shared by each individual property include - sensitivity to their surroundings, an unparalleled location, individuality, a comfortable bed and good food, close proximity to nature and a commitment to providing guests with a wide choice of activities and excursions ensuring you get the very most out of your stay.
From achingly modern steel and glass creations deep in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, cosy Patagonian yurts with a view to die for to a Costa Rican lodge only accessible by white water rafting in, few places on the planet have embraced the concept of the wilderness lodge better than Latin America.
Dominating much of South America, few visits are complete without time exploring the majestic Andes. For those with trekking in mind, Peru and Ecuador in particular offer some outstanding lodges which can either be linked up by walking between them or can act as a base for forays out into the surrounding area.
Patagonia in the far south, with its vast rolling plains and rearing massifs brings out the call of the wild in us all. From your modern yurt, shepherd-style hut, mountain refuge or architect designed boutique lodge, accessing the best this region has to offer has never been easier with a glut of stunning new properties opening their doors over the last few years.
Playing host to the world's largest rainforest, The Amazon, and with primary jungle to be found from northern Argentina all the way up to Mexico, Latin America has an almost embarrassing choice of jungle lodges. Track jaguar and fish for piranha in Brazil, travel by dugout canoe with Huaorani warriors in Ecuador or explore hidden Mayan ruins in the jungles of Guatemala.
And in almost every case, despite the remote locations, you don’t even need to compromise on comfort, enjoying warm fires, comfortable beds and delicious food.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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