I am currently on the ground doing research in Mazatlan, Mexico, where we haven’t previously featured any hotels. I will be adding reviews of three in the coming weeks. One is the Las Villas hotel at Estrella del Mar, near the airport in Mazatlan. This is part of a large housing, condo, and golf resort that literally stretches for miles along a beach that’s a protected sanctuary for sea turtles: as in no ATVs, no parasailing, no vendors.

Here’s a look at one of the rooms and what you see when you step out onto the balcony. Gorgeous!