Mexico Archive

Two Cuernavaca Luxury Hotel Reviews

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally got a writer (my associate editor Lydia) into the city of Cuernavaca to review the two best luxury hotels there. One of them, Las Mananitas, is an institution owned by an American family and has long shown up on many “best of Mexico” hotel lists in [...]

Yes, Americans are Getting Fatter – Including Latin Americans

It’s not just the residents of the USA that have gone beyond pleasingly plump to downright fat. Partly because of the junk food and sodas we produce in the fattest country spreading to the rest of the hemisphere and the countries of Latin America buying more automobiles, obesity is spreading fast. This chart of projections [...]

Their List, Our Reviews – Best Hotels in Mexico

Travel + Leisure recently published its readers’ poll results of the 500 hotels that scored the best, anywhere in the world. Of the 500, Mexico had a nice showing with 20 on the list, from various beach resorts and Mexico City. Here are the ones that came out in the top 10, based on the [...]

Tequila Taste Test: Alacran in the Black Bottle

I first tried Alacrán tequila few years ago when I stayed at Capella Ixtapa and was high on the view before I even touched any alcohol. Maybe it was the atmosphere, but I really liked it then, only in part because it was laid out complimentary for guests in the lounge. This brand is only [...]

Unplugged Cruising off the Baja Peninsula

We don’t write a whole lot of feature stories on cruises, since most of them aren’t all that high-end, so perhaps its fitting that our latest is on an “Un-cruise Adventure.” Our contributor Ellen Barone took off from La Paz, in the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico, for a seven-day luxury cruise around the Sea [...]