Mexico Archive

Post-hurricane Hotel Recovery in Los Cabos

As we noted back in September, most of the luxury hotels in the Los Cabos area of Mexico got walloped hard by Hurricane Odile and most had to shut down for extensive repairs and rebuilding. At this point more are open than not, so if you’re dreaming of a warm and sunny getaway, you can […]

To Tequila in Style on the Jose Cuervo Express

There are two train companies running round trips out to the countryside where tequila is made. The Jose Cuervo Express one is more luxurious and goes to the namesake town itself, where you tour the famous distillery. This past holiday season I spent a week driving a rental car from Alamo around the state of […]

The Best Restaurants in Guanajuato, Take 2

Our original rundown of the best restaurants in Guanajuato is from 2011, so while they’re all still open, others have come along that are better or more memorable. So it’s time for an update. Also, though Guanajuato City probably receives 98 Mexican tourists for every 2 foreign ones, the local population is getting steadily wealthier […]

An Unexpected Grand Hotel in Tepatitlan, Jalisco in Mexico

File this one under “great surprises in unexpected places.” The town of Tepatitlán in Jalisco, 74 kilometers from Guadalajara, is not the kind of place where you’d expect to find a luxury hotel with flair. It’s the center of an area best known for its farms, producing lots of Mexico’s milk, eggs, and pork. The […]

Our Updated Review: Casa Sandra Hotel on Holbox Island

If the above scene looks enticing to you, this warm and sunny place where you can lounge around by the sea, first know that it’s not your ordinary resort. It’s Casa Sandra on Holbox Island, a place where you get around by bike or golf cart because there aren’t any cars. Not so long ago […]

Clase Azul Tequila in a Hand-Crafted Bottle

Usually when you hear premium tequila described as coming in “a beautiful bottle,” that bottle is usually glass. There are a few that are packaged in real Mexican pottery though and the Clase Azul packages are real works of art. Made by hand on a pottery wheel, fired, and hand-painted with fine glazes, these are […]