Mexico Archive

Glamping in Mexican Wine Country Near Ensenada with Cuatro Cuatros

When you think of sleeping in a tent, does the image look anything like that scene above from Cuatro Cuatros in the wine country of Mexico? The word “luxury” is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you picture sleeping in a tent, but this tented camp is more Africa than Alaska. […]

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The Mexican Wine Trail in Baja

Our latest travel tour feature is on an area of Mexico that you would think would be ripe for a flood of foreign visitors: the Mexican wine region around Ensenada. Mexican wine has never really caught on in a big way north of the border, however, despite ever-greater quality. A lack of promotion and worries […]

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The Wine Factory’s Back Online: Valle de Guadalupe’s Newest Wine-making Project

Like soviet-era cement bunkers, the storage chambers of one of Valle de Guadalupe’s first wine factories, built in the 1940s, sit empty along the walls. Well, almost empty. Reynaldo Rodriguez, part wine maker, part mad scientist, has filled one of these square cement holding cells with glow-in-the-dark stickers of the solar system and one has […]

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Playing the Nicklaus Course at Vista Vallarta, Jalisco

I had breakfast looking out at the ocean, played a round of golf at Vista Vallarta, then lounged on the beach that afternoon before an excellent dinner at La Leche. A pretty perfect day, right? In Puerto Vallarta, it’s easy to mix championship golf with terrific hotels and a wide choice of great restaurants. Imagine […]

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Best of Both Worlds: Mantamar Beach Club in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

There are many hotel zones in Puerto Vallarta itself, then when you head north into Nayarit there are even more. Most function like secluded resort areas though, without a lot of life outside the walls. If you want to enjoy the more Mexican vibe of downtown Puerto Vallarta and stroll real streets with real bars […]

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The Best Chocolate Festivals Across Latin America

There’s a chocolate belt across the Americas and perhaps appropriately, it’s a wide belt. It stretches from Tabasco state on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—the birthplace of the bean in the B.C. era—down to Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Just as introduced crops like bananas and coffee spread quickly across countries where the conditions were right, […]

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