Riviera Maya Archive

The Revamped Hotel Esencia in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The problem with publishing since 2007 like Luxury Latin America has is that hotels don’t stay stuck in time and we need to continually update old reviews. Sometimes the changes are minor, but beautiful Hotel Esencia between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is looking fresh and new after recent changes. Esencia has long been a […]

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Your First Visit to Cancun or the Riviera Maya

Cancun is the most popular destination in Mexico by far, seeing close to 5 million tourists pass through its airport doors last year. This region fights it out with the Dominican Republic—the whole country—as the #1 destination on the Caribbean Sea. For many tourists it’s the gateway to Mexico, where they arrive for the very […]

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Spacious Suites at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

It’s hard to stand out these days when you open a new luxury hotel in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. There are already plenty to choose from that offer great facilities and pampering service by the Caribbean Sea. Grand Residences Riviera Cancun manages to be memorable, however, by offering some of the largest and […]

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New Boutique Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen

I was guest #1 to check in to Hotel Cacao in Playa del Carmen recently, so if you’ve read a full review of the place somewhere, it was likely penned by an intern sitting in a cubicle in New York City, reading a press release. Click on that photo above and it’ll go to a […]

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Mexico Tourism: Good Times Are Back

I spent last week at the Tianguis Turistico Mexican tourism fair in Cancun/Riviera Maya and I mingled with quite the upbeat crowd. The last time I attended this thing was two years ago, when most of the talk was about drug violence perceptions and the struggle to convince Americans to return in big numbers to […]

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New Luxury Hotels Coming to Mexico in 2014 Onward

We’ve been busy trying to keep up with new luxury hotels opening in Mexico, with more we’re scheduled to visit in the coming months from the likes of Nizuc. (Pictured at the top). But after a lull, things are starting to really heat up for the coming years. We’ve been hitting the travel trade show […]

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