Riviera Maya Archive

Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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Acanto Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen Central

Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean side of Mexico has changed drastically in the past decade and a half. Although you still sometimes see clueless junior travel editors in New York who have never been there call it “a laid-back village” or “a magnet for Europeans,” it’s really a full-blown tourist city with all that […]

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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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