Riviera Maya Archive

Updated Hotel Reviews for Latin America

Hotels and resorts are like organic creatures: they keep evolving and changing. So what was true four years ago may not be true today. Because of this, we are continually updating and rewriting our luxury hotel and resort reviews when there’s a new wing added, a big renovation, or a name change. On the last [...]

Travel News From Mexico – Hotels and Resorts

Last week I highlighted what came out of Mexico’s main annual tourism conference, looking at new tourism initiatives in Mexico. There’s also plenty going on for hotels as well, most of it good as the country celebrates are record year for international visitors in 2011—nearly 23 million. Occupancy in most resort areas is high enough [...]

Maroma’s “Renewal 2012 Maya Experience” Sounds Better Than the End of the World

This whole Maya 2012 thing could be the greatest marketing coup ever built around a predicted end of the world. Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala are getting a great swell of publicity and visitors. We know deep down that there’s a 99.9 percent chance we’ll all scoot into 2013 just fine, but there’s that nagging little [...]

Real Estate Roundup: Cancun, Cozumel, and Riviera Maya

On the luxury real estate side of our online magazine, we’ve covered Mexico more than any other country and are returning to the Caribbean side for the third time. There’s a simple reason for both of these facts: Mexico is the most popular real estate investment country for Americans and Canadians and the Cancun/Riviera Maya [...]

Name Changes at Some Top Hotels

It’s hard to keep up with all the name changes at hotels across a region, even when you’re covering the industry on a regular basis. So in case you had your eye on any of these for a future booking, here’s a heads up that they’ve put up a new sign on the entrance. The [...]

New Real Estate Feature: Tulum and Sian Ka’an

In our coverage of luxury real estate opportunities for vacation and retirement homes, we like to point out up and coming areas sometimes that have big upside potential. Right now one of those is the Tulum area of Mexico. From the Tulum ruins down to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, development has been limited and there [...]