In Travel + Leisure’s annual awards of the World’s Best Hotels 6 Mexican Resort Hotels made the cut they include some of my personal favorites: Capella Pedregal Los Cabos, St. Regis Punta Mita, Rosewood Mayakaba Riviera Maya, One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos, Four Seasons Hotel DF, and the Banyan Tree Mayakoba.
Capella Pedregal – Los Cabos
A sublime ocean-side property within walking distance of Cabo San Lucas’s popular nightlife, Capella Pedregal has everything you want in a beachfront boutique: a large main pool; 12,000-square-foot spa, where signature treatments are based on the cycles of the moon; and an alfresco restaurant, El Farallón, with daily seafood specials. During the whale-watching season (December to March), guests can spot gray whales from the beach—or perhaps even from their own bathroom or bedroom window. read more
Dreams Cancun is getting a new facelift, and complete renovations. And as a result will come under new management and will become part of the new luxury brand of Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt’s new all inclusive resorts division.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun will reopen in 2015, and will be managed by Playa Hotels and Resorts. As a result of and other moves across Mexico and Hyatt is become a very large player throughout Mexico’s resort destinations announcing and opening a number of hotels in the last 3 years. read more
Mexico City’s ever competitive hotel and resort landscape will get even more competitive in 2017. Sofitel one of the leading french operators of hotels on every continent has announced it is launching head first into Mexico with a big splash. And will open the Sofitel Mexico Reforma.
Big news for Mexico, and even bigger news for Sofitel. The hospitality industry in Mexico continues to attract strong leaders, and growing brands.
“Sofitel, the only French luxury hotel brand with presence in all five continents around the world, announces its launch into Mexico with the grand opening of the Sofitel Mexico Reforma. read more
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Grupo Eco today announced the opening of Hyatt Place La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Hyatt Place La Paz is the second Hyatt Place hotel to open in Mexico and continues Hyatt’s growth strategy in the country.
“The opening of this hotel marks the second Hyatt Place in Mexico, and we are delighted to be expanding the brand’s presence in Mexico. This hotel opening is a testament to the success and value of the Hyatt Place brand,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America & Caribbean for Hyatt. “We believe Hyatt Place La Paz will bring a new standard to the area and will provide a perfect mix of style, service and amenities that will exceed guest expectations.” read more
Marriot Kid’s Club at CasaMagna is drawing rave reviews and is making it popular amongst family looking for kid friendly resort options. It was recently named #1 kid friendly resort in the world according to USA Today.
“Almost every kid can boast of having built a sand castle, but graduates of the CasaMagna Kids Club can also brag about their knowledge of beach conservation and restoration, which they learn about while visiting one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The recently renovated club now features a covered recreation area where kids can play outside while being protected from UV rays. To raise cultural awareness, staff members teach Spanish lessons and piñata-making classes. Of course, all that learning is complemented with wet and wild fun when the water balloons come out.” read more
Mexico is known as a prime vacation spot for Spring Break Vacationers, Singles, Honeymooners, Destination Weddings, and yes, Families.
Here at Resorts In Mexico we care about families too so we have compiled a list of the Best Family Resorts In Mexico.
One and Only Palmilla Resort – Los Cabos
One and Only features a luxury jacuzzi, a private sunny shore and a huge swimming pool, the One & Only Palmilla Resort provides visitors with the best luxury setting in all of Los Cabos. Many of the suites at this luxury 5-star resort incorporate a poolside lunch room, open air tennis courts and a health and wellness spa.
Rosewood Mayakoba ~ Solidaridad
The Rosewood Mayakoba Suites are arranged in a series of cul-de-sacs – makes it feel more like a holiday village and so a little more mass-market. Inside, however, the spacious, low-rise suites do much to redeem themselves, and they feel surprisingly private. Each has its own plunge pool, garden and terrace or rooftop sundeck.
Rosewood Mayakobá is arranged like a small pueblo with quaint village shops, a series of unique restaurants and cantina and of course an extensive beach club. It is suitable for both couples, as well as families. You are lacking in nothing and could stay for a week without ever leaving the confines of the resort. read more
Mexico is full of amazing history. Like many other countries around the world there’s been booms and busts. Mexico had a huge mining era that helped grow some communities. But when the mining boom was over — some towns were left without a purpose and became ghost towns.
In other cases natural disasters swallowed up entire regions or made it impractical for them to cease to be populated. We’ve highlighted 7 of the best known ghost towns in Mexico.
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San Miguel de Allende is a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, in the mountains. It lies at an altitude of 1910 m and is located 274 km from Mexico City, 97 km from the city of Guanajuato and 157 km from Leon Guanajuato. It is part of the macro Bajio region.
The July 7, 2008 was inscribed by UNESCO on Cultural Heritage. Titled Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, the distinction was granted because of its cultural and architectural contribution to the Mexican Baroque and its importance in the struggle for Independence of Mexico from Spain. Was formerly part of the project “magical towns”, but because of that distinction of Unesco was changed designation. read more
Tuxtla Gutierrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas.
Unlike many other areas of Chiapas, it is not a tourist attraction, but a transportation hub for tourists coming into the state, with a major airport and a bus terminal.
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the largest and most developed city in Chiapas with an accelerated population growth rate. Tuxtla is one of a number of cities worldwide considered to be “cities of the future.” It was evaluated based on its economic potential, human resources, cost-benefit ratio, quality of life, infrastructure and business environment. read more
Leon occupies an important place in the state and national economy, as it is considered the social, commercial and services Guanajuato capital. Characterized by large industrial and commercial development, is renowned for its production of leather accessories and footwear, which can be purchased in shops in the famous Zona Piel, and various places.
And if it comes to architecture, the city of León preserves with pride beautiful and majestic buildings considered historical monuments like to Church and its catacombs, the Triumphal Arch of the Calzada de los Héroes, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Light and as well as the modern enclosures Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Forum Guanajuato, cultural references of the state and the country, the Polyforum León, convention center and national and international shows, with world class facilities, or Parque Explora Science Museum . read more
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO, the city of Guanajuato is one of Mexico’s most visited destinations. Old mining town, it can be seen the purest footprint, the passage of Spanish culture in the country, whether in the streets, underground streets, alleys, temples, buildings, plazas, and gardens.
City wrapped of magic and legends, it also beats the story of the insurgents of the independence movement in Mexico. Today, the colorful facades, the University, the Memorial Pípila, the Alhondiga de Granaditas, churches and underground streets and the callejoneadas offered by Estudiantinas make up the unmistakable stamp of his radiant architecture and folklore. read more
Cristobal de las Casas is a town located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas.
The municipality is mostly made up of mountainous terrain, but the city sits in a small valley surrounded by hills. The city’s center mointains its Spanish colonial layout and much of its architecture, with red tile roofs, cobblestone streets and wrought iron balconies often with flowers.
Major landmarks of the city include the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo church with its large open air crafts market and the Casa Na Bolom museum. read more
Do you want to have fun, know cultures, beaches and history?
If you want, you should visit Tulum! You could find everything.
It is the only archaeological zone to the seashore. And one of the most popular in México. Is located in the state of Quintana Roo, southeast of mexico.
One of the most beautiful and significant to the Mayan city structures is the “castle”/”El Castillo”, which is at the edge of a cliff; this is the place most photographed by tourists. read more
Every Sunday, local and international tourists to show their identification have free access; however, if you prefer to avoid crowds, the best option is to go on a Tuesday morning.
El Dorado Casitas Royale Hotel was voted one of Conde Nast traveler´s Top 100 Hotels in the world, El Dorado Casitas Royale, a Spa Resort, by Karisma is Mexico´s premier adults-only, beachfront resort where couples, wedding parties and honeymooners savor a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, a vacation that fosters togetherness.
Luxuriously romantic, stretching along a secluded beach, the resort provides indulgences from gourmet cuisine, to swim-up suites, to a lavish spa and concierge service. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, just 10 minutes away from “Mayakoba championship” golf course, 25 minutes away from the “Playacar Golf Club” and numerous wonderful sinkhole, 5 minutes south from Puerto Morelos and 35 minutes south of downtown Cancun. read more
Located in Riviera Nayarit, you will find a huge ocean on white sands, you’ll have the feeling of complete tranquility, away from the world, like a desert island and that is precisely, an exclusive and luxurious place, extending nearly ten miles of unspoiled beaches, surrounded by green hills, in front to the Pacific Ocean where you can watch the endless turquoise sea.
This land was of artesans, traders and fishermen now has developed one of the most sophisticated and selected destinations in the Riviera Nayarit. So, along the beaches Coral del Risco and El Anclote have been built luxury hotels and resorts with all necesary services for the most demanding tourist. read more
As a child I had a fascination with trains. To me they were a symbol of the Wild West. A mode of transportation that had somehow outlasted a society that was long forgotten.
I would sometimes go to Union Station in Denver, Colorado with my father and watch the trains come in from all over the Midwest, and Southwest.
For me it signified everything I love about travel. I dreamed of all the places I would go one day. And all the places that others went that I could meet.
A few years ago after living in Mexico for a number of years I ventured out on an epic adventure. I took a bus from Mazatlan, where I lived at the time to Los Mochis and boarded Mexico’s last passenger train. read more
Once Playa del Carmen was a little town, but today is one of the most glamorous places of Mexican Caribbean. Frequent visitors called “Playa”, and it is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, here you will find the best restaurants, stores and night clubs. The Airport is located to 45 minutes driving and the paradise island of Cozumel, just 40-minute in ferry.
Beaches are visited by tourist of all nationalities. If you prefer something more unique, in private beach clubs you can enjoy spa treatments, swimming pools and more. Come walk down Fifth Avenue, a pleasant pedestrian street where excellent restaurants, shops and boutiques are located. What better excuse to come to the Caribbean atmosphere? read more
Tucked in the high deserts of San Luis Potosi is a Mexican ‘ghost town’. Originally a booming silver mining town at 9,000 feet elevation Real de Catorce is just a remnant of what it once was. Today it is a spiritual place, a place of memories, and sacredness for once was. People used to come to Real de Catorce to get rich. Now people come to Real de Catorce to find peace, healing, and contentment in an age focused on money.
Real de Catorce has long been a pilgrimage site for both local Catholics and Huichol shamanists, and is now being discovered by international tourists drawn by the desert ambience and spiritual energy of the village, and the surrounding area. read more
Valle de Bravo was founded in 1530. The Typical City Valle de Bravo sits on the foot of Cerro de Cruz Mission, surrounded by greenery and breathtaking scenery, a stately lake blue mantle. The city retains its original alignment of the Colony of cobbled streets, houses of adobe, wood and red tile, flaunt ornate balconies with pots of colorful flowers.
One word describes perfectly Valle de Bravo “Amazing”. The road to get there, anticipate the wonders that you will find in this place. When you are on the road you can see landscapes and luxurious residential areas, several golf clubs and, of course, the beautiful woods that give a natural touch to the area. The history of this important touristic center have a lot of anecdotes, before the existence of the lake, people of the town lived in the bottom of the valley sorrounded by forest. When other people put the artificial lake, they moved to higher ground. read more