Mexico Hotels 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 [...]

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 [...]

What Ever Happened to That Mandarin Oriental in Mexico?

Yes, for about four years there was a Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Their second foray into Mexico went out with a whimper a year ago after struggling to get traction amidst a recession and stiff competition. So for now the brand is gone from Latin America. Fortunately a new [...]

A Secluded Resort near Loreto – Villa del Palmar

The scene above is what you’ll see if you walk down to the beach from Villa del Palmar in Baja California, Mexico. Sitting on a secluded bay and with dramatic mountains behind it, this resort—opened in 2011—has brought a new level of glamour to sleepy Loreto. This area is best known for its abundant wildlife [...]

Adventure Travel Developments in Mexico

Last week I ran down new developments I found at Travel Mart Latin America. This week we’ve got the scoop from the first Mexican summit of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. This is the organization counting most adventure tour operators as members and one of our occasional contributors, Mark Chesnut, was there to see what’s [...]