Courtesy of La Casa Que Canta

If Mexico makes you think of spring-break debauchery, these refined hotels will change your mind. Take your pick from an all-inclusive beach resort on the Riviera Maya, a luxurious retreat in Mexico City with gardens and courtyard dining, and a boutique hotel in the Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.

No. 7 La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Pure romance of the white-wine-at-sunset and walk-on-the-beach variety is the lure at this 25-suite hideaway above Zihuatanejo Bay. All rooms have a cool Mexican contemporary vibe, ample ocean views and notably absent televisions; some offer private plunge pools and terraces strung with colorful hammocks. Because of the hotel's construction style—made up of several sangria-red villas built into a terraced hillside above La Ropa beach—there are lots of secluded decks and hidden corners, perfect for canoodling couples or sunbathers. A saltwater pool adjacent to the beach is filled naturally by the sea; lounge there in the evening with a perfectly salty lime margarita and piquant tiritas de pescado (ceviche-like fish salad) as mariachis play sweet boleros and the sun sets into the Pacific.

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No. 7 La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Pure romance of the white-wine-at-sunset and walk-on-the-beach variety is the lure at this 25-suite hideaway above Zihuatanejo Bay. All rooms have a cool Mexican contemporary vibe, ample ocean views and notably absent televisions; some offer private plunge pools and terraces strung with colorful hammocks. Because of the hotel's construction style—made up of several sangria-red villas built into a terraced hillside above La Ropa beach—there are lots of secluded decks and hidden corners, perfect for canoodling couples or sunbathers. A saltwater pool adjacent to the beach is filled naturally by the sea; lounge there in the evening with a perfectly salty lime margarita and piquant tiritas de pescado (ceviche-like fish salad) as mariachis play sweet boleros and the sun sets into the Pacific.

Courtesy of La Casa Que Canta

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