Mexico

Tips and Articles in Mexico

Immersion suites—the ultimate amenity for well-being—are popping up at resorts across the globe. At the Guanahani (590/590-276-660; www.leguanahani.com; doubles from $820) on St. Bart's, the Wellness Suite comes with an ocean-view terrace ...
Mexico is no secret to golfers—the gleaming zonas turísticas that hug its Caribbean and Pacific coasts are some of the most popular vacation spots in North America. But there is, of course, more to Mexico, including vibrant inland regions imbued w...
Oaxaca today is just the sort of colonial Mexican city that elicits a barrage of tourist-idyll clichés from guidebooks and brochures, descriptions that usually include the words charming, enchanting, and pristine. It’s not hard to see why: there’...
Mexico At midnight, those who hope to travel run in and out of the front door 12 times, suitcase in hand. Philippines Villagers bang loudly on pots and pans to drive out evil spirits. Brazil Clans who live on the coast jump seven waves and...
I’ve ended up at Los Arcos, a friendly, casual café on the zocalo, Cuernavaca’s main plaza. It is the end of another pristine afternoon; a few stars have appeared, the beginning of another soft, balmy night. The zocalo here is a mix of old trees, ...
Just in time for the winter holidays, top outfitters are debuting sure-bet trips. On Micato’s first family safari (800/642-2861; micato.com; 15 days for a family of four from $39,860), in Kenya, brake for big game and hot-air balloon rides. With M...
Hotel Alpenhof, Austria Would the von Trapp family have felt at home?Probably not. Adolph Loos's rigorously Modernist rendition of an Alpine retreat, the 14-room Hotel Alpenhof, was envisioned as a sophisticated summerhouse better suited to the...
Mexico Cooking Classes Explore local markets in Mérida with a chef and pick up the ingredients for sopa lima (lime soup), and panuchos and salbutes (regional tacos). International Kitchen; six nights from $2,745 per person. France Perfume Scho...
Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has entered a new era. A wine bar?A sleek lounge area?Free Wi-Fi?Walk into the recently opened Hya...
For a generation, Cancún was known as the package-tour spring break capital, a place where college coeds and peso-pinching gringos had free rein of its translucent water and powder-white sand. That is, until Aqua came to town this winter. Conceive...
When Denver aerospace engineer Doug Laczkowski and his family were planning a trip to Hawaii in 2007, he was hoping to keep costs down. Underwhelmed by hotel packages he saw online, he tried a different tack. After reading about a Web site where h...
Europe Dalmatian Coast: Tapped as the new Côte d'Azur, the olive grove–lined region is steadily gaining ground in the global villa-rental market. U.K.-based Croatian Villas (croatianvillas.com) specializes in stone houses with character—such as a...