Mexico Archive

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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Four Places Celebrating Day of the Dead Across Mexico

Day of the Dead in Mexico is a more complicated affair than Halloween and probably dates back even further. Just like its counterpart, it has gotten more commercial over the years, but at heart this is still a family affair. While the sugar skulls, parades, and Catrina figures get all the attention, it’s the family [&hellip

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Todos Santos Hiking and Horseback Riding in Baja

Todos Santos gets a teeny tiny fraction of the visitors of Cabo San Lucas, plus many of the people who do visit are just there on a day trip. This is one of the most interesting destinations in Baja, however, and definitely a place worth spending two or three nights in. There’s plenty to do [&hellip

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Casa de Mita Updated Review and Video Tour

We recently got to return to one of our favorite beach resorts in Mexico: the intimate all-inclusive Casa de Mita north of Puerto Vallarta. It was even better the second time around. Unlike most travel sites out there covering hotels, we actually set foot in every single hotel or resort we write about. Sometimes we [&hellip

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Swimming With Whale Sharks by La Paz in Baja

Swimming with whale sharks is an experience like no other. Often the adventure involves being out on a boat in rough seas though, far from shore, and the giant creatures may or may not be near the surface. It’s much more pleasant in La Paz in Mexico, however, where they like to hang out in [&hellip

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10 Puerto Vallarta Restaurants to Put on Your List

Looking for the best places to eat in Puerto Vallarta? Nobody can promise a perfect restaurant list since this is a big beach resort vacation destination with hundreds of spots to choose from.  We have eaten our way across the area several times over the years though and have a good sense of which Puerto [&hellip

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