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Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we've been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn't hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren't all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very recently, made their luxury advertising decisions based on how the general managers at just four resorts decided how to distribute funds. Cabo is a different place now, and it's going to continue evolv...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Mexico, Golf, Resorts, Beaches, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, New Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Le Blanc, Luxury Beach Resorts


The 7 Best Swimmable Beaches of Cabo in Baja – 2019

Which resorts have swimmable beaches in Cabo San Lucas and the tourist corridor? Where can you walk out of your hotel room in Los Cabos and go for a swim in the ocean? At most beach resort areas around the world, the answer for where you can go swimming from the beach would be "most of them," but for Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and the corridor in between, there's a very short list of swimmable beaches. If you just pull out a map of the region, you'll start to see why. The Sea of Cortez...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hilton, San Jose, Baja, Pacific Ocean, Beach, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Mexico Travel, Cortez, Travel Life, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Marina, Baja Peninsula


The Top Luxury Hotels in Mexico City

Way back in 2008 we launched our Mexico City section and at the time we only featured five hotels. Mexico City has come a long way since then and it's now routinely touted in magazines as the hot place to go this year. Back when we posted our first reviews there were very few leisure travelers at these top luxury properties. It was mostly business travelers. More than a decade later, a lot of vacationers have discovered its close by charms. Mexico's capital still has a long way to go before yo...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Canada, Mexico City, Marriott, Four Seasons, Mexico Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Chapultapec Park, Hilton Hyatt, San Angel, Ritz Carlton Mexico City, Las Alcobas, Polanco


Viceroy Los Cabos Stylish Luxury Resort in Baja

My welcome drink in the lobby of Viceroy Los Cabos was a colorful refreshment in what looked like a plastic bag, with a straw sticking out of the top. This spin on Mexican street stall practices seemed an odd choice in this day and age when plastic bags and straws are getting banned all over the world. "The bag is made of corn starch and will decompose," a staffer said when she saw me frowning. "The straws are made from avocado pits." Things are not always what they seem at the new Viceroy Los...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, San Jose, Baja, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Baja California, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, Viceroy, Baja Sur, Los Cabos Resorts


The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There's a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, this is not a paid reservation system for hotels. The AAA inspectors are about as impartial as you can get. If you've ever heard the phrase "true 5-star hotel,...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, North America, Four Seasons, AAA, Caribbean, Travel Industry, Luxury Hotels, Expedia, Mexico Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, 5-diamond Mexico, Cancun, Mexico Luxury Hotels


Montage Los Cabos is Their First Outside the USA

That sitting area pictured above is at one of the swimming pools at Montage Los Cabos, one of the newest luxury resorts to open in the corridor between the two anchor cities of the region. There's another pool with lounge chairs and daybeds below that, then a lovely crescent beach in a small bay that's a rarity in these parts. You can actually walk right in from shore and go for a swim. No red beach flags or giant crashing waves. Opened in 2018, this is the first Mexican location for Montage, ...
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Touring the New Solaz Los Cabos Luxury Collection Resort

It's been a busy year for new luxury resort openings in Los Cabos and we've just posted a detailed review of the newest one--for now--Solaz Luxury Collection Resort. Luxury Collection is one of the Starwood Brands, which means it's now one of the 30-odd Marriott logos. It's hard to keep up with all these hotel brands, with new ones still being announced each year. It's also kind of confusing since the other Luxury Collection hotels in Mexico are haciendas in the Yucatan Peninsula, a far cry fr...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Marriott, Mexico Hotels, Yucatan Peninsula, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Resorts, Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos, Solaz, best Mexico hotels, Los Cabos Resorts


Casa No Name Boutique Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

Can a house with no name really be a luxury hotel? Well a small one maybe, but yes. Casa No Name in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico got its name from a previous resident, but it's not a short story. The original owner was a prominent priest, one who commissioned a mural in his nearby church that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The current owner worked on restoration of the painting, bringing the story full circle. That would be history enough, but this hotel was also the home of Deborah T...
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Our Most Popular Luxury Hotel Reviews

  Which luxury hotels in Latin America are readers clicking on the most? We just pulled up a report of our top-100 pages by traffic this year and there are a surprising number of luxury boutique hotels on the list. Of course there's nothing even slightly scientific about this: what's popular on our site is not necessarily a reflection of the most popular luxury hotels overall or "the best" in any objective sense. Our traffic to individual hotel reviews  can be driven by many things: a write-up...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Panama Canal, Panama, Latin America, La Reunion, Travel Industry, Luxury Hotels, Belize, Mexico Hotels


The Resort That Put Manzanillo on the Map: Las Hadas

While Mexico's tourism numbers have set new records the past few years, soaring to close to 40 million annual visitors, the country has long attracted wealthy travelers from the north. Sometimes they came for the fishing or to just get away from it all, and one of the early hotspots was Las Hadas in Manzanillo. In an early "build it and they will come" project, billionaire Antenor Patiño built a sprawling palace as a private residence for himself and friends, eventually turning it into a hotel...
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Another New Luxury Property in Puebla: Hotel Cartesiano

While Mexico's capital is jammed with luxury hotels to choose from these days, upscale places to stay have been scarce in the next largest cities, including Puebla. We're happy to see signs of change, including the opening of modern Hotel Cartesiano near the historic center of Puebla. Habita jumped into this city first around a decade ago with La Purificadora and there were a couple other small contenders, but it wasn't until the Rosewood Puebla rolled into town last year that we got a true lu...
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Our Revamped Review of Marquis Los Cabos in Mexico

The Marquis Los Cabos luxury beach resort has been through some changes over the years, keeping what made it special but upgrading facilities and dropping the a la carte payment system. We've just updated our review to give you the scoop. I stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Mexico two incarnations ago, back when most of the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo was empty sand dunes and beach. Since then this luxury pioneer came under the management of the company runnin...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Michelin, Esperanza, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Awesome View, Top Hotels, Spas, Luxury All-inclusive, Cabo San Lucas, Marquis, Los Cabos, Las Ventanas, San José del Cabo


Checking Out Chileno Bay Resort and Residences, Los Cabos

We've been trying hard to keep up with all the new openings in Los Cabos, with the latest addition being our in-depth review of Chileno Bay Resort and Residences. This Auberge Collection resort isn't the newest in town since that title rarely lasts more than a few months these days, but it has already soared up the rankings to join the elite luxury resorts that have been established for more than a decade, like sister Auberge property Esperanza. Chileno Bay Resort, as you would probably imagin...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Villa Rentals, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Mexico Resorts, Los Cabos, Comal, Baja Sur, Los Cabos Resorts, Extravagance, Auberge Resorts


The Suite Life on the Riviera Maya Coast of Mexico

There's a good reason Mexico gets so many luxury travelers drawn to its coasts: the country has more luxury beach resorts than any other country in North America---including the USA. You can quickly get to the Riviera Maya region of the Yucatan Peninsula from the east coast or Midwest of the USA. Leave your home in the morning and be sipping a cocktail with your loved one on the beach in the afternoon at a romantic spot like Belmond Maroma Resort. When I live in the USA it's in Florida, so I k...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, Mexico, North America, Caribbean, Mexico Hotels, Yucatan Peninsula, Travel Life, Midwest, Top Hotels, Luxury Beach Resorts, Don, JW Marriott, Riviera Maya, Hotel promotions


Auberge Resort Esperanza in Los Cabos Keeps Getting Better

It's no secret that competition is heating up for luxury resorts in Los Cabos, but the original top oceanfront beauties are not sitting still, including Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection. Esperanza was one of the originals here, perched on a cliff with stunning views of the bay to the right and powerful waves crashing below. One of our correspondents recently stayed to update our review and found the views still impress, but regular renovations and refreshes are keeping this upscale resort...
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Intimate Boutique B&B Hotel Nena in San Miguel de Allende

It's getting hard to keep up with new boutique hotel openings in San Miguel de Allende, so we've been checking in on ones that make the cut for picky luxury travelers from abroad. Our latest review is Hotel Nena, on the same street as the sprawling Rosewood but in a much more intimate space. Back in the 00's, when I first visited San Miguel de Allende, there was one great hotel and a few nice boutique hotels scattered around. Most of the visitors seemed to be relatives of all the gringos livin...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Top Hotels, San Miguel, Nena, San Miguel de Allende, Boutique Hotels, Rosewood, Best City, Mexican boutique hotels, Abuela, San Miguel Things, Mexico Hotel Nena


San Miguel’s Latest Luxury Boutique Hotel – Casablanca 7

In the past decade, San Miguel de Allende has gone from a sleepy expat center to a thriving tourist draw for both foreigners and urban Mexicans. New hotels are continually popping up to meet the demand of a city named "the best in the world" a couple years back in a major travel magazine readers' poll. The latest we've added to our list of the best is Casablanca 7. Housed in a structure that's 300 years old, design came first in a property that let the walls and arches speak. Preserving the ho...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Casablanca, Mediterranean, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, San Miguel, Mexico Luxury Hotels, San Miguel de Allende, Central Mexico, Boutique Hotels, Fatima, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, Mexican boutique hotels


Summer Resort Deals in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

High season is in full swing in the Riviera Maya beach region of Mexico right now, in March as I write this. The weather is nasty in much of the USA and Canada and many vacationers are rushing to trade in snow shovels for flip-flops. This generally continues through Spring Break season, then as sure as April showers bring May flowers, visitor numbers drop off from May onward. Sure, the summer stays busy at family beach resorts, but summer and fall are when you can find some of the best deals a...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Prices, Caribbean, Beach, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Forbes, Awesome View, Top Hotels, Luxury Beach Resorts, Spring Break, Riviera Maya


The Last of 4 Mayakoba Resorts – Andaz Riviera Maya

The Mayakoba complex north of Playa del Carmen is one of those ambitious master plans that required a lot of guts and long-term vision. Spanish investors started buying the land in the 1980s, applied for permits in the 1990s, and finally opened the first hotel there (Fairmont Mayakoba) in 2006. Now the project has finally reached its conclusion with the last of four hotels in place: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. Andaz is one of the dizzying number of brands that the international chains...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Environment, Pga, Golf, Costa Rica, Latin America, Caribbean, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Hyatt, Awesome View, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Playa Del Carmen, Luxury Beach Resorts


The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There's a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, this is not a paid reservation system for hotels. The AAA inspectors are about as impartial as you can get. If you've ever heard the phrase "true 5-star hotel,...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, Mexico City, Esperanza, Four Seasons, AAA, Caribbean, Travel Industry, Luxury Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, 5-diamond Mexico, Cancun, Mexico Luxury Hotels


Local Luxury Hotel Chain: Quinta Real in Mexico

Chances are the Quinta Real Hotel is not going to be the first one that pops into your head when booking a Mexican vacation, but in some locations it should be. Often when we are looking for a hotel room in a city we don't know, we default to the name we've heard of before, which is what the international chains are banking on. They put a tremendous amount of money into brand marketing, hoping that you'll click the button for J.W. Marriott or Four Seasons when you're ready to commit. In much o...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Americas, Latin America, Travel Industry, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Hyatt, Zacatecas, Top Hotels, Tabasco, Ritz Carlton, St Regis


An Original Luxury All-Inclusive Turns 20: Royal Hideaway Playacar

I remember the first time I read an article about a "luxury all-inclusive" resort. It was long before we launched Luxury Latin America, back when most travel information came from vessels holding ink on glossy paper that were mailed to your house. The writer was talking about a new resort near Playa del Carmen in Mexico. She was skeptical about the whole concept, someone who had shunned all-inclusive resorts her whole life, but was forced to spend time at this one because her editor sent her t...
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Formal Glamour by the Beach: Ritz-Carlton Cancun Resort

While lots of new kids on the block have sprung up since we launched Luxury Latin America about a decade ago, the grandpa resort of Cancun is still going strong. Defying all current trends with its 19th-century furniture reproductions and gilded oil paintings on the wall, it continues to embrace its position as the calmer, old-school, service-oriented grand hotel on the strip. We have had trouble getting management there to give us the time of day though, so our review was getting as dated as ...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Awesome View, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Mexico Resorts, Luxury Resorts, Ritz-Carlton, Riviera Maya, Ritz Carlton Cancun Resort


The Hacienda Hotel Re-imagined: Chable Resort & Spa Outside Merida

Hacienda hotels in the Yucatan state of Mexico have normally followed a similar playbook, but Chablé Resort & Spa is a bold new addition that embraces modern design in the guest quarters. It's not that Chablé has ignored the roots of its location in the land where sisal fiber production once created an empire built on rope-making. The 18th-century grounds near Mérida retain the original stone wall, the main building still has the same original structure and façade, and one restaurant is housed...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Luxury Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, Yucatan Peninsula, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Yucatan, Spas, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Merida, Extravagance, Travel Yucatan, Hacienda Hotels, hacienda Mexico


A Destination Wedding on the Caribbean Beach in Mexico

Do you dream of a destination wedding on the beach, looking out at blue water, for yourself or your grown-up child? Is that thought followed by anxiety about making the arrangements? Belmond Maroma Resort on the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico has you covered. They are trying hard to take the stress out of planning a wedding in paradise. They have launched a new "Planning the Perfect Day" offer that combines wedding services, special experiences, and guest room specials. It's good for June weddin...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, US, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Travel Life, Top Hotels, Cancun, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Destination Weddings, Riviera Maya, Belmond, Extravagance


Local Luxury Travel Hotel Chains in Latin America

When you think of luxury hotel chains around the world, you probably think of the international ones everyone has heard of. In Latin America, however, these tend to be pretty scarce, so you're more likely to see names like Inkaterra, Explora, Aranwa, and Habita. Many of the "chains" in this region only have two or three locations. If your ideal luxury hotel brand is Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, One&Only, or Banyan Tree, you'll only find a few rare locations from Mexico down through Patagonia. I...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America, Uruguay, Guatemala, Latin America, Travel Industry, Belize, Mexico Hotels, San Pedro, Best Hotels


Wellness by the Beach in the Riviera Maya

Imagine your cares melting away as you spend your days lazing around the beach and pool in the tropics, the phone turned off, someone special by your side. You have great meals with fresh ingredients and professional staffers waiting on you and tidying up after you in your room. Would you start to feel truly relaxed? Perhaps just one more step: a few wellness treatments in the spa... At Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, being pampered in style is a given. This award-wi...
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A Luxury Rosewood Hotel Opens in Puebla, Mexico

Puebla is the fourth-largest city in Mexico and has one of the largest colonial centers. It's the major center for talavera tile so closely associated with the Spanish Colonial decor and some of that tile adorns the grand buildings from centuries past. Marching in now and making a grand entrance is the new Rosewood Puebla Hotel. Despite its size and stature, the city of Puebla has been slow to catch up on the luxury hotel explosion hitting many other parts of Mexico. That's partly because it h...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Puebla, Mexico Hotels, Cuisine, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Mexico Luxury Hotels, San Miguel de Allende, Los Cabos, Matilda, Central Mexico, Riviera Maya, Rosewood, Puebla Mexico, Rosewood hotels


A Welcome Guanajuato Addition: Casa del Rector

Built into the bones of a 19th-century rectory in the center of Guanajuato City, Casa del Rector Hotel is a well-designed luxury boutique hotel withing walking distance to everything in Centro. I've spent three years of my life living in Guanajuato, one of the most interesting colonial cities in Mexico. It's a relatively big tourist draw, but for domestic tourists more than foreign ones. When I first started going there the only high-end hotels were on the way to the Presa de la Olla, a long w...
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Hacienda San Angel: Beachside Romance

  We recently re-visited one of our favorite boutique hotels, Hacienda San Angel, on Mexico's beautiful Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta and it remains one of the best luxury options for travelers with an eye for colonial art and an ache for romance. The hotel is an iconic part of the town's history. Puerta Vallarta, while not as young as some of Mexico's beach towns (Cancun and Los Cabos were developed only about 50 years old), doesn't have a particularly long and illustrious history either. ...
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