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March 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Capirotada, the traditional Mexican food similar to bread pudding, is usually eaten during the Lenten period and Good Friday. There are many different preparations of the dish, with families often having their own recipes which have been passed down through the generations. The basic ingredients carry a

Notes from the field – Costa Rica

Our colleague Lloyd has recently returned from a comprehensive road trip to Costa Rica to explore some new regions and lodges. His fact-finding itinerary included several national parks, reserves, rivers and in total he visited 13 regions and 32 hotels. In keeping with the Sunvil ‘promise’ we

Oaxaca, Mexico’s Cultural Heart

Oaxaca has long been considered a must-see destination on any holiday to Mexico, thanks to its cultural and culinary treasures. Now with improved internal air connections it has also become much easier to include a Oaxaca stop in a cross-country itinerary, without having to endure the long bus

The folly of crowds

Sunvil’s vision and commitment to deliver the best possible holidays to its customers is primarily due to it being a family-run and independent tour operator with passionate and knowledgeable travel experts and representatives.  We also pride ourselves in sourcing a variety of accommodation to suit the needs and

Birdwatching holidays in Guatemala

Central America is well known as a leading birdwatching destination, with many of the world’s most brightly coloured birds, most of which are found nowhere else on the planet. While serious birders will head off for the day with binoculars, big camera lenses and checklists of birds they

Small-ship Amazon cruises

  For many visitors to Brazil a chance to venture into the Amazon jungle, if only for a short while, is a highlight of their trip. There are many Amazon cruise options to choose from, on vessels ranging from small luxury boats to full-size hotel cruise ships.

San Ignacio Mini

Described as one of the world’s’ great social experiments, the Jesuit missions (‘reducciones’) were first established in the jungles of South America in 1609. Set up in remote locations, priests would use the mission to establish a community made up of local tribes people (‘Guarani’) whom they

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile

The Atacama Desert is home to some of the clearest and darkest skies in the world. With over 80% of days offering cloudless skies and nothing to produce light pollution for many miles around, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s largest space laboratories have invested

Five unreal places in South America you have to visit

From trees of green and blooming red roses, to the colours of the rainbow and crying babies, it didn’t take much more than nature’s bounty to convince Louis Armstrong that we live in a wonderful world. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the colourful cone-shaped continent

Barra da Tijuca – a very modern side of Rio

When the Olympic Games open on 5th August 2016, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro. Or to be more precise, on Barra da Tijuca, where the Olympic Stadium has been built, along with the majority of the Olympic venues. The modern satellite city,