Mexico Archive

Mexico Celebrates a Record Year for Tourism

It looks like Mexico is back in the groove. At the Tianguis Turistico conference I attended last week, government officials and the private sector were celebrating impressive growth numbers and a new record for the number of foreign visitors. It’s one thing when a tiny country with less than a million annual visitors posts double-digit […]

Cruising the Baja Coast the Right Way

Picture a small ship that has premium tequila, craft beer, and a variety of wine flowing freely, then imagine it has kayaks and paddleboards at the ready and you’ll use them regularly. Then imagine that when you go on deck, there’s a good chance you’ll see a breaching whale or a flying ray coming out […]

A Mezcal Brand for People Who Don’t Love Mezcal

Have you given up on finding a mezcal you can drink straight—on purpose? For pleasure? Try this Mezcal Viejo Indecente one before you write the whole line of spirits off for good. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not exactly a big fan of mezcal. Not for lack of trying. I’ve had my fair share of […]

Two More Luxe Resorts on Holbox Island, Mexico

A couple weeks back we highlighted our updated review of Casa Sandra, but that original luxury resort on this car-free island off the Yucatan Peninsula coast is no longer the only one worth considering. We just posted two full reviews of newer additions to the scene: Villas Flamingos (pictured above) and Hotel Las Nubes Holbox. […]

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 […]

Casareyna Luxury Boutique Hotel in Puebla City

You would think that the fourth-largest city in Mexico, a place with a huge colonial center, would be loaded with luxury hotels. You would be wrong, because just as with #2 (Guadalajara) and #3 (Monterey), there just aren’t enough moneyed foreign tourists to fill a lot of beds in the city of Puebla. These big […]