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Check Out These 25 Five Star Rated Airbnb Homes In Latin America

As an alternative to booking a hotel, more and more people are booking entire houses, apartments, lofts and penthouses with the hospitality service of Airbnb. Each Airbnb home has its own special touch and unique features, which is what makes these 25 Airbnb homes in Latin American so exquisite. Check out these five star Airbnb homes that range from Meixco to Argentina and everything in between.

1. Ikal Chit. (Mexico)

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If you’re the kind of person that is in search of peace and relaxation away from your hectic life, then this Tulum eco villa is the place for you. Get that much needed quiet time you need atop of your room overseeing the jungle around you. The best part is you’re walking distance from a secluded beach right next to Mayan ruins.

2. Private Beach. (Brazil)

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This ocean view Airbnb is located in Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil. The home has its own private beach and includes four bedrooms with two and a half baths.

3. Room With A View. (Peru)

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If you’re the kind of person that loves adventure and heights, then you might want to add this place to your bucket list. This crazy arrangement is located in Cuzco, Peru. Aside from the breathtaking views, you get to stay in a completely seethrough room that comes with the bare essentials and you also get to share a dining space with other crazy guests.

4. Casa Tiny. (Mexico)

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Casa Tiny is the perfect getaway for couples to escape, it is located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The minimalistic paradise is all about open spaces and simplicity, it comes with its own private beach, pool, and hammock. If you decide to stay here you’ll get to experience life in an award-winning space and be close to the best small boutique hotels and retreats in the area.

5. Home in Rio. (Brazil)

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Views like no other in this stylish Rio de Janeiro hilltop house. Aside from the impeccable decoration and the infinity pool you get to experience this view from almost every room in the house… bathroom included! Some other amenities are Sauna, 24-hour security, gourmet kitchen and an elevator.

6. Vintage Building. (Argentina)

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In the heart of Buenos Aires, you can find this stunning apartment inside the iconic building “La Inmobiliaria“ which was built in 1910. if you stay here you’ll be close to the best restaurants and bars in town, the theatre district and plenty historic areas. So, if your planning to have a cultural trip, maybe this is the place for you.

7. 90s Vibe. (Colombia)

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This super stylish penthouse is located in Medellín, Colombia. With its retro-looking vibe, this Airbnb includes three bedrooms, four baths, and an outdoor rooftop patio with amazing views of the city.

8. Casa Santa Maria on the Macal. (Belize)

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This Airbnb home is located in a town in Belize called Benque Viejo Del Carmen and was the star on an episode of House Hunters International. The house has a total of five bedrooms with five beds and three bathrooms. This rainforest destination also includes a kitchen, wifi, washer, and dryer. With a five star rating, this Airbnb home is known for its peaceful location and beautiful jungle views.

9. Volcano Views. (Guatemala)

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The stylish property is located in Antigua and has incredible views of the Agua Volcano. During your stay, you’ll have the full royalty treatment as there’s a staff that will help you around the house, which includes a chauffeur. So, just lay back around the pool and relax while hearing the song of the 13 bird species that visit the property.

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10. As Seen on HGTV! (Honduras)

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As indicated in the title of the home, this Airbnb was once featured on the show “HGTV Caribbean Life.” The house is located in West End, Honduras. The tropical home includes a swimming pool, three bedrooms, and two baths. With all of the surrounding gardens, the home definitely gives off major paradise vibes.

11. Luxury Penthouse. (Colombia)

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Located in Bogotá, Colombia, this neon rainbow penthouse gives you a vibrant view of the city and its nightlife. The place includes a jacuzzi, fireplace and three balconies that overlook the city.

12. Hilltop Refuge. (Dominican Republic)

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This hilltop Airbnb home is located in El Limón, Dominican Republic. It offers a tropical view of Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula, from which you can see while swimming in their infinity pool.

13. Hacienda Nieves. (Ecuador)

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This Airbnb is located in Cotoapxi, 55 outside of Quito. The hacienda comes with all the culinary luxuries you can imagine, like a Teppanyaki table grill and a bread oven. But if you’re no cooking enthusiast you can hop on one of the available horses and go see some of the natural wonders surrounding the property.

14. Lake House. (Argentina)

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This five star Airbnb home is located in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. The home is known for its spectacular views and natural light that shines through all of the windows in the house.

15. Mexican Modern. (Mexico)

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Located in the heart of Colonia Roma in Mexico City, this colorful Airbnb home comes with a total of 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. One of the perks of this apartment is not only the amazing style of those green metal stairs or accent walls but the closeness to the best restaurants and nightlife in town.

16. Los Nómadas Villa. (Dominican Republic)

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This ocean view home is located in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. The home overlooks Playa Coson, which is considered to be one of the most vibrant and beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic.

17. Cabin in the Woods. (Chile)

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This industrial cabin in the woods is located un Futaleufú, Chile. With a peaceful surrounding and a close view of Lake Espolón, this is the perfect place to take a family trip and do some kayaking. The cabin can fit up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms and a common space.

18. Caribbean Villa. (Dominican Republic)

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For those who enjoy doing some golfing on the weekend, this luxurious villa (with housekeeping) is located in the heart of Cocotal Golf Course in Punta Cana. It’s the perfect spot if you want relaxation without giving up the comforts of the city. In less than a 5-minute drive, you have beaches, malls, restaurants and even supermarkets… everything one needs when vacationing.

19. Mi Kiva. (Costa Rica)

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This Airbnb is located in El Roble de Santa Barbara, Costa Rica. As indicated by the title of the house, this Airbnb is known for its beautiful gardens and 40-foot waterfall. I mean, what other Airbnb has its own waterfall? Amazing.

20. Beach House in the Woods. (Uruguay)

It is located in Punta del Este. This minimalistic property is covered by forest from all sides and it’s only a few blocks away from the beach. This quiet place is perfect for some family time and if things go well some quiet time too. Book it now and chill on the pool while listening to the sound of the tropical birds.

21. Tropical Zen Retreat. (Costa Rica)

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Surrounded by 40 acres of tropical forest, this Airbnb is located in Esterillos, Costa Rica. Different activities are available to the guests of this home, including zip-lining, horseback riding, and visits to some of the most beautiful waterfalls.

22. Casa de Diseño. (Argentina)

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This Airbnb is located on Argentina’s Atlantic coast, in a city called Mar del Plata. The modern house includes two bedrooms and one and a half baths.

23. El Salvador’s Beach House. (El Salvador)

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This large beach house is located in Tamanique, El Salvador. With large windows throughout the entire house, you get an amazing view of either the forest or the ocean from every single room.

24. Palacete del Vedado. (Cuba)

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This Airbnb is located in Vedado – one of the most modern neighborhoods in Havana. If there are two words to describe this Airbnb it’s stylish and luxurious.

25. Cloud Forest Sanctuary. (Costa Rica)

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This private, wooden house is located in Monte Verde, Costa Rica. The home is surrounded by layers of greenery, giving you the sounds of tropical birds and monkeys throughout the day and night.

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These Were The Moments That Defined Latin America In 2020 That Weren’t About COVID-19

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These Were The Moments That Defined Latin America In 2020 That Weren’t About COVID-19

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2020 will easily go down in manny of our memories as the year that just wouldn’t stop. As the year started, it all seemed to be sort of fine as the world came together to battle record-breaking Australian bushfires and worked to hopefully contain an outbreak of a strange new virus in China.

However, as the year comes to a close things have gone de mal a peor for the world in general, but for the Latino population in the United States and Latin America as a region in particular. Though it’s hard to realize just how much we all witnessed and experienced since so much of what happened seems like it was a lifetime ago.

Here’s a look back at some the defining moments from 2020 across Latin America.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira kicked off the year hopeful with a history-making performance at the Super Bowl.

Yes, believe it or not, this happened in 2020. The pair put on what many have called the best half time show in Super Bowl history. They were also joined by J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales was forced into exile, only to return to the country in November.

After being forced into exile at the end of 2019 for attempting to illegally run in upcoming presidential elections, Morales spent a year abroad – first in Mexico and then in Argentina.

Mexico’s President AMLO made his first trip abroad to visit Donald Trump at the White House.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is a staunch populist and has long said his primary focus is domestic policy within Mexico. Therefore, despite two years in office, AMLO hadn’t left Mexico once. So it came as a surprise when his first trip abroad was a visit to the U.S. leader who had long disparaged Mexico, the government, and Mexicans – not to mention his trip came in the middle of a global pandemic.

Migrant caravans continued to make their way towards the U.S. despite interference from Mexico and Covid-19.

Migrants attempting to make their way to the U.S. isn’t unique to 2020. For decades, migrants have long banded together for safety in numbers along the treacherous journey to the north. However, they became larger and better organized in 2020, perhaps owing to the new dangers of Mexican interference.

Mexico’s AMLO vowed to stop migrants from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border, adhering to Trump’s request. It was also noteworthy because the caravans continued despite the Covid-19 crisis, which has hit the region particularly hard.

Peru saw three presidents in the span of a few weeks after massive protests.

Peru is facing one of the greatest crises the nation has faced. Just as the country seemed to be emerging from the worst of its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has entered a severe political crisis.

The country’s elected president, Martin Vizcarra, was impeached and removed from office. His predecessor responded with a heavy hand to the protests that ensued resulting in his resignation less than 24 hours later. The government then had to find someone willing to take the job which proved to be a tough sell.

In fact, massive protests swept across Latin America.

From Mexico in the north to Cuba in the Caribbean and Chile in the south, protests were seen all across the region. Although each movement had it’s own stated goal and objectives, many were largely borne out of the same purpose: to fight back against corruption.

Brazil’s President Jaír Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19 but it did nothing to change his approach to the pandemic.

Jaír Bolsonaro has long been compared to Donald Trump, with many calling him the Donald Trump of South America. The two were also strongly aligned in their responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the pair largely downplaying the severity of the crisis.

Then, Bolsonaro became infected with the virus and many hoped it would change his view on the crisis. It didn’t.

A growing feminist movement developed in Mexico, demanding protection from a shocking rise in violence against women.

Mexico has long been battling endemic violence and the country has continued to see record-setting rates of homicides. But it was the growing rate of violence against women, particularly femicide, that gained national attention.

Women banded together and started large nationwide protests. Over the summer, women in the capital of Mexico City occupied government buildings and destroyed many of the city’s most popular monuments to hopefully get their message across. Although the movement has gained more recognition by Mexicans, the government has still failed to address their concerns. Let’s hope things are different in 2021.

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In A Post-Covid World, Here Is Where You All Said You Want To Travel

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In A Post-Covid World, Here Is Where You All Said You Want To Travel

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Covid put a stop to our travel plans for 2020. After almost a year in lockdown, we have had time to plan fantasy trips and explore the world. We asked you where you wanted to visit and here are some of the places you all can’t wait to see.

Argentina

Argentina offers something for everyone. As on of the southernmost countries in the world, Argentina offers natural sights that will make nature lovers swoon. Into architecture? Cities like Mendoza offers a look at the art-deco style that will make you feel like you are back in time. Don’t forget to try to make a trip down to Ushuaia, the End of the World for a spectacular view.

Cuba

Cuba is a tricky one but a beautiful place to see. The country is filled with old buildings and cars that make it feel like a time capsule. Now, the island is old because they are oppressed and don’t have much. But you can always find ways to make sure that you help people of the island instead of giving the money to government approved businesses.

Costa Rica

This is about as wild and wondrous as it gets. Costa Rica will give everyone a chance to really be one with nature. The Central American country is a rainforest oasis with nature everywhere you look. The country prides itself on how development is not encroaching on nature and has even outlawed zoos and aquariums.

Honduras

Honduras is an underestimated place to visit. The food and people are warm and inviting. There has been some unrest in the country in recent years and a series of hurricanes has devastated the population. Tourism is a great way to bring money into a place the needs it. Just don’t take advantage of them while you are there.

Mexico

Mexico is a country filled with wonders new and old. You can experience the ruins of some of the oldest civilizations and bask in the modernity of Mexico City. The food is as diverse and vibrant as the people with delicious moles in Oaxaca and experimental fusions in Mexico City. Valle de Guadalupe is home to some farm to table restaurants and exquisite wineries. It truly is a journey of the sense if you take time to see the country.

Colombia

Colombia is one of South America’s gems. After years of internal conflict, the nation is growing and quickly becoming a destination. Bogotá and Medellín are great but make it a point to visit Cali. The city is one of the place everyone should visit if they make their way to Colombia.

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