Rooms With A View – Yampu’s Sweet Sixteen in Latin America | Yampu Tours

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Rooms With A View – Yampu’s Sweet Sixteen in Latin America


We polled our staff for their favorite “Rooms With a View” in Latin America, and these are the accommodations which made our cut…. Our “Sweet Sixteen”:

Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu — the only hotel adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
sanctuary-lodge-bedroom-machu-picchu-view-peruIt offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, and are all equipped with Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, minibar, and private bathroom. Experience the dedicated relaxation area, the perfect place for yoga and meditation. Sit out on a terrace and savor Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot. This delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.


La Selva Amazon Ecolodge – located in a rainforest paradise
La Selva’s accommodations are the cleanest and most comfortable in the Amazon, designed to give guests the ultimate feeling of being in touch with nature while at the same time offering the comfort ranges and cleanliness of high-end lodging. Made from all natural resources like bamboo, the suites imitate the traditional designs of the local Amazon natives, assuring a well-ventilated room allowing all the magical jungle sounds wander in. Ask for the suites overlooking the lake.
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Tierra Atacama — a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama

Photo credit: Karolina Guilcapi

A property which combines outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service along with incredible views of the Licancabur volcano throughout the hotel. The hotel uses furniture and accessories handmade with local materials, creating a place that allows guests to relax and enjoy the good-life in this magical part of the earth. Enjoy a quiet corner of the hotel such as a seat by one of the terrace fire pits, lounge next to the pool or relax on one of the shady outdoor decks.


Tierra Patagonia – Torres del Paine
tierra-patagonia-chileA casual but luxurious design hotel with 40 comfortable, finely decorated guest rooms reflecting a Patagonian ambiance is Patagonian. The hotel sits on a bluff where the vast pampas meet Lake Sarmiento, with a magnificent view of Torres del Paine peaks on the other side of the lake. The hotel facilities include a large central space with a welcoming open fire, living room, bar, a library, TV room, as well as the Uma Spa featuring an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, and relaxation areas.


Cavas Wine Lodge — Nestled in a 55-acre vineyard
Cavas_Wine_Lodge_Views_ArgentinaAn 18 room boutique property strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range. Only half hour drive south of Mendoza City. All rooms face west, with spectacular views of the Andes Mountain Range. Each room boasts a king bed, large private deck, spa style bathroom with a dual vanity, separate shower and vintage soaking tub. In addition, all rooms have outdoor showers, a private plunge pool and wood burning fireplaces.


Playa Vik Jose Ignacio — Punta del Este
A truly remarkable private retreat on the beach in the village of Faro Jose Ignacio. Play Vik merges exceptional design, unrivaled location, friendly and flawless service, endless activities and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art. Playa Vik is a celebration of its majestic setting perched on the most coveted point on the Uruguayan coastline, facing west with sweeping views across the southern Atlantic Ocean and Playa Mansa, with a sunset that has been described as the best on the planet.
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Fasano Rio de Janiero — in the heart of Ipanema beach
fasano-rio-brazilThis hotel conveys the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address. Created to reflect the heyday of the Bossa Nova era in the 50’s and 60‘s, when Ipanema blossomed into the city’s most charming neighborhood, the hotel offers the latest in-room technology. Guests can experience the exquisite Fasano cuisine at the elegant Fasano al Mare restaurant and enjoy signature poolside cocktails by the infinity pool, which overlooks the ocean. The unique view comprises the Morro Dois Irmãos, the Arpoador and Corcovado in one sweeping landscape.


Hacienda Bambusa – located in the southern part of the coffee region
hacienda-bambusa-view-colombiaThe hacienda is located in a place privileged by its environment and climate. As you arrive in the hacienda, you feel immersed in a labyrinth of plantain, manioc, orange and pineapple plantations, among others. The narrow roads slowly take you to a unique place. Surrounded by bamboo guadua forests, rivers and creeks, the hacienda raises cattle and cultivates cocoa, ginger, plantains, bananas, and tangerines, among others.


Finca Rosa Blanca – Coffee Plantation and Inn
An incomparable lodging experience with three extraordinary Master Suites and Villas and eleven elegant Junior Suites. Almost all of the well-appointed rooms include Jacuzzi baths, King beds with exotic bamboo linens as well as private verandas overlooking the green Central Valley, the volcanoes above, and secluded patios surrounded by tropical gardens and flowers.


Harmony Hotel — Situated on Guiones Beach in Nosara
The Harmony Hotel is the perfect combination of low-key luxury, nature, wellness and sustainability in a spot well renowned for its beautiful surroundings and impressive surf. This is an excellent place to unwind, relax and get in tune with a natural rhythm. The different style accommodations all have air conditioning and ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, either a private patio or deck, and private bathrooms. The healing center offers four treatment rooms with a variety of body and beauty treatments, as well as two open-air yoga studios. There is also a restaurant that showcases the bounty of the Nosara area, as well as a wonderful juice bar.


Playa Nicuesa – On a rainforest preserve accessible only by boat
Nestled next to the Golfo Dulce region of Costa Rica, Playa Nicuesa provides a pristine place for nature enthusiasts and adventure sport aficionados to explore Central America’s largest Pacific Coast Rainforest. All rooms in the main lodge and cabins are outfitted in a simple, ‘jungle-chic’ style with private bathrooms and exceptional views of the Rainforest. In between exciting Rainforest activities, be treated to sumptuous meals featuring the many tropical fruits growing on the 165 acre preserve and fresh seafood from the nearby Golfo Dulce & Pacific Ocean. Rainforest and Ocean to table freshness!


Mahekal Beach Resort — Playa del Carmen beach
The resort’s palapa-style bungalows envelop guests in a carefree, bohemian atmosphere, complemented by mesmerizing ocean views, secluded jungle surroundings and upscale design details, and feature individual outdoor terraces and personal hammocks, with hand-laid stone pathways leading to each individual doorstep. The resort has an extensive list of services and amenities such as, beautiful outdoor pools some with poolside bars, beach access with a fire pit, and a luxurious full service spa.


Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Enjoy one of the exclusive cabins where one has access to crystal clear waters from a private terrace or, be able to observe the impressive sunset interrupted only by playful dolphins. The 9 Punta Caracol Suites built upon stilts, consist of two stories, in addition to a platform at the water’s surface with stairs to access the green, crystal clear waters surrounding it. All the suites have hot water, and 12-volt electric power supplied by the solar panels installed in its thatch roof. At night, the restaurant’s impressive terrace and thatched roof creates the perfect surrounding for a candlelight dinner.


lalancha-lake-view-guatemalaLa Lancha – An intimate and romantic retreat beside a magical lake
From the main lodge, winding paths lead to secluded guest Casitas. Each is brightly decorated, inspired by native art furnishings. The Rainforest Casitas have a view of the surrounding forest and a partial view of the lake, while the Lakeview Casitas offer a breathtaking panorama of Lago Peten Itza.


Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge – a stylish eco hotel on a private beach and working organic farm
Fifteen exquisite bungalows await, constructed of natural materials and tucked gracefully into the lush jungle. Enjoy a mile long stretch of sandy beach where you’ll undoubtedly be spending plenty of time. Gorgeous views abound here and from nearly every spot at Morgan’s Rock.
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Blancaneaux Lodge – a Francis Ford Coppola hideaway in a rainforest wonderland
blancaneaux-cabana-belizeTucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. The lodge features a fresh water infinity pool, the Waterfall Spa offering a variety of treatments, and an organic garden which provides fresh herbs and vegetables for the onsite Montagna Ristorante, serving traditional Italian dishes. All Riverfront Cabañas at Blancaneaux Lodge feature an expansive deck ensuring a spectacular view of the Privassion River.


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