Mexico Archive

Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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Acanto Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen Central

Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean side of Mexico has changed drastically in the past decade and a half. Although you still sometimes see clueless junior travel editors in New York who have never been there call it “a laid-back village” or “a magnet for Europeans,” it’s really a full-blown tourist city with all that […]

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Epicurean Adventures and Luxurious Lounging: La Roma, Mexico City

  Funky and eclectic, artistic and gritty, Colonia Roma has long been the hipster little sister of coiffed Condesa and posh Polanco. But this neighborhood, in the center of Mexico City — named #1 place to visit in 2016 by the New York Times – , has become the it spot for travelers looking for […]

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Barber & Blade Experience at One&Only Palmilla

Any male interested in spa services at a resort could usually be forgiven for asking, “Hey what about us?” I’ve seen spa menus that went on for 20 pages, then had three lines of offerings for men at the end. Granted, most of the customers booking hours of treatments at the typical spa are women, […]

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Combine Mexico and Central America With Tropic Air

You probably know you can get to Belize on a lot of airlines from the United States, but did you know that Tropic Air can get you there from seven locations in Mexico and Central America? This means it’s probably easier than you think to combine a trip to Belize with one or two other […]

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Sometimes it Pays to Let an Expert Arrange the Trip

Those of us who have spent most of our post-internet time booking our own flights and hotels online tend to be kind of smug about it. “Why pay some agency to plan my trip when I’ve got access to the same info they have?” the logic goes. Why, when I can do it all from […]

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