Mexico Hotels Archive

Live Aqua Boutique Hotel Playa Del Carmen Update and Video Tour

When the Playa del Carmen boutique hotel that is now Live Aqua all-inclusive opened in the rapidly expanding beach city, it was called Cacao and was run as a hip a la carte design hotel. Then it became part of Mexico’s largest hotel chain, Grupo Posadas, and was renamed Lat20. It’s been a few years [&hellip

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A Refreshed Original: Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort

Back when the Westin Puerto Vallarta opened in 1993, it was cutting-edge and modernistic, a showpiece for architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, whose firm has gone on to design some of Mexico’s most striking hotels and commercial buildings (including Chable Maroma and Solaz Los Cabos). With its bold design statements and expansive public rooms, it looked [&hellip

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Chablé Maroma Lives Up to the First in the Yucatan Peninsula

Back when the original Chablé Resort & Spa opened outside of Merida, Mexico, it got high praise from our reviewer for its sleek modern design that upended the typical hacienda hotel aesthetic, as well as immediately taking the crown for the best resort food in the region. It also won several design awards. Now we’ve [&hellip

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Fine Dining at the Velas Resorts Around Puerto Vallarta

  I still run into people in my travels that look down at the idea of luxury all-inclusive hotels. Their main perceptions seem to be that they’ll be huge and overcrowded and that “the food won’t be very good.” While both may be true of some of the low-end all-inclusive vacation factories serving the masses, [&hellip

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A Luxury All-Inclusive for a New Generation: Unico 20 87

Our latest review from the Caribbean coast of Mexico—the Riviera Maya—is a unique luxury all-inclusive resort, Unico 20 87. Unlike most of them we have covered, this is the place to go if you’re not of the age where your children are in college or in the working world. The big disconnect in the luxury [&hellip

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Take a Tour of W Punta de Mita Beach Resort in Mexico

If you want to stay in an upscale resort on the beach near Puerto Vallarta, but not too near, the W Punta de Mita Resort and Spa about a half hour north of the airport is a fun, aesthetically pleasing choice. Sometimes we manage to make it to a worthy luxury beach resort as soon [&hellip

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