Great Escapes, Latin America
From the Amazon rainforest to Patagonia glaciers, from Caribbean beaches to the summits of the Andes, from colonial cities to deserts: Latin America is a fascinating destination. Angelika Taschen presents hand-picked addresses for travelers: lodges and country estates, design hotels and green hotels, treehouses and mansions, camps and glamping.
Favorites in Latin America
A journey to unique hotels and hideaways
The places to stay shown here include the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon and the Uxua on the beach of Trancoso, for which a Dutch designer has transformed historic buildings into villas in ethnic style. Big Bang in Uruguay is a wonderful place for glamping between the ocean and the forest. The elegant vacation destinations of this country are home to the Fasano Punta del Este by the architect Isay Weinfeld and the Posada Ayana, where the American Land Art star James Turrell has installed one of his famous Skyspaces on the estate.
This journey also goes to the Explora El Chaltén at the foot of Monte Fitz Roy in rugged Patagonia, to the Tierra Atacama in the world’s driest desert in Chile, to the mid-century classic Antumalal, and to Easter Island, guarded since time immemorial by the huge stone sculptures of the Moai. In Peru visitors follow in the footsteps of the Incas through Valle Sagrado, site of the ruined city of Machu Picchu, and get to know the indigenous Achuar people in Ecuador while staying at the Kapawi Ecolodge.
The itinerary also takes in Columbia – with the picturesque Hotel San Pedro de Majagua on Isla Grande.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
Christiane Reiter is a freelance author based in Brussels. She studied journalism at the University of Eichstätt and worked as a travel editor for Ringier Publishing in Munich and Zurich. Later, she established the travel section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Great Escapes Latin America. The Hotel BookHardcover, 23.8 x 30.2 cm, 2.39 kg, 360 pages