24 International Developers Want to Build New Punta del Este Convention Center

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Commercial developers interested in building and managing the planned Punta del Este Convention Center had until last week to submit letters of interest, and no fewer than 24 submitted proposals to Uruguay’s National Development Corporation. The Punta del Este Convention Center will be a seven-building complex built on a 12 acre parcel north of town next to the El Jaguel …

Mendoza Is Now Brazilians’ #2 Destination In Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

Mendoza welcomed over 320,000 tourists in the summer month of January, as the Argentine province continues to seduce more national and international visitors with its unique combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities and wine tourism. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the southern region of Mendoza was the most sought after in January with San Rafael topping the list of …

Colonia Emerging As A Year-Round Tourist Destination

Patrick Archer aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The cobblestone streets, 17th century architecture and beautiful sunsets that characterize Colonia del Sacramento have always lured Argentines and international tourists in Buenos Aires across the river for a weekend stay. But now Colonia is turning into a year-round destination, and the same qualities that attracted the Portuguese back in 1680 are luring a new generation of real estate investors and …

A Healthy Outlook for Luxury Spas and Wellness Tourism in Argentina

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

Wellness tourism is on the rise in Argentina as more hotels and resorts adapt to foreign visitor demands for Aromatherapy, Chromatherapy, Hot Stones, Thai Massage and Herbal Treatments. From the finest Buenos Aires hotels to rural retreats in tranquil settings like Bariloche, Iguazu, and Mendoza, new spas are opening while existing spas are adding innovative face and body treatments to …

More Yachts, Private Jets & Helicopters Make Annual Punta del Este Pilgrimage

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The number of yachts, helicopters and private jets descending on the waterfront playground of Punta del Este has doubled in the past two years, according to a new analysis in El Pais. And while Argentines still account for the majority of all arrivals on private planes and watercraft, the number of visitors from Brazil, the US and other foreign countries …