Latin America has some of the world’s most beautiful luxury hotels. These hotels are not your average 5 star hotels with all of the traditionally expected amenities. These exotic hotels are located in unique places and have extravagant amenities and extraordinary views.
Mexico’s Tubohotel transformed 20 concrete sewer pipes into hotel rooms. Modeled after the Dasparkhotel in Austria, the Tubohotel’s rooms are arranged in groups of three. The pipes are 8 feet wide and 11 feet long. Each room has a queen sized bed, a desk lamp, and a fan. The rooms are minimalistic, but staying at the Tubohotel is more about the experience than it is for the extravagance. Rates start from around $30 per night.
Costa Verde (Costa Rica)
Costa Verde is a hotel located in Costa Rica’s rainforest. Its most unique feature is the “727 Fuselage Home.” This hotel suite is a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 aircraft that has been transformed into a two-bedroom suite rental. One of the two bedrooms has two queen-sized beds and the other suite has one queen-sized bed. Each suite has a “private bath, flat screen TV, a kitchenette, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a river rock and a spiral staircase.” Views of the rainforest are magnificent from the suites. Rates are from $250 per night.
Lapa’s Nest Tree House (Costa Rica)
Lapa’s Nest Tree House in Costa Rica offers tree house rentals on a private rainforest and wildlife preserve. Each tree house has 3 or 4 bedrooms and can house 6 to 8 guests. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and each tree house has 2 full baths with glass bottom showers and a full kitchen. Average weekly rates start at $1,500, and holiday rates start at $2,900 for up to 6 guests and $3,300 for up to 8 guests.
Unique Hotel (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Just as its name suggests, the Unique Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil is just that- a unique hotel. Designed by Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake, the hotel’s shape is what makes the hotel so interesting. The shape has been described in many ways ranging from a boat to a watermelon slice. The hotel rooms are similar to those of any other upscale hotel, but each room comes with Bvlgari amenities, Havaianas slippers, Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers, and swivel flat screen TVs. Rates are from $370 per night.
Palacio de Sal (Bolivia)
Located near Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, Palacio de Sal is a very unique hotel built of salt blocks. The floors, walls, ceiling, and furniture including beds, tables, chairs, and sculptures are made of salt blocks. The rooms all have private baths and solariums. Rates are from $135 per night.
No matter where you choose to stay, you are guaranteed to have an interesting experience in any one of these hotels.