Mexico

Tips and Articles in Mexico

It won't take you long to find nature in the raw in Ixtapa. Five minutes out of the airport, your cab will be zipping past donkeys and cattle, orange groves and tamarind trees. Two-thirds of the way in, the four-lane highway peters out into a two-...
THE REGIONAL PLAYERS Wimco Villas has 1,200 listings throughout 12 islands, and nearly 200 of these are exclusives (most of them on St. Bart's). Founded in 1983, the company also covers the French Rivieria, Italy, Greece, and Morocco. McLaughlin...
STAY Snag one of the eight rooms at the Todos Santos Inn (33 Calle Legaspi; 52-612/145-0040; www.todossantosinn.com; doubles from $125), in a 19th-century hacienda. EAT The owner himself whips up killer margaritas and rellenos in his sand-floor...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
It was more than 30 years since I'd spent time in a border town, but I still had fond memories of visiting them as a kid growing up in San Antonio. I'd bellied up to my first bar, seen my first strip show, and at least, er, contemplated coming of...
With its white-sand beaches and buzzing clubs, Playa del Carmen, some 35 miles south of Cancún on the Mayan Riviera, is emerging as the getaway of the moment. Frequently compared to South Beach in its early days, "Playa" is now cementing this repu...
Legend has it that when the galleons of Hernán Cortés first dropped anchor in the shallows off Manzanillo, sailors saw fairies dancing in the moonlit water. Nearly half a millennium later, visitors are still discovering the allure of this seaside ...
We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade. We're allowed three tries; on my last I hit double fives. Yes! My friend Tracy and I check into ...
The Moorings Village Islamorada, Fla.; 305/664-4708; www.themooringsvillage.com; doubles from $185, two-night minimum. Halfway between Miami and Key West, Old Florida is alive and well on this former coconut plantation, where 18 cottages with tin ...
Get the Facts. Mexico safety information. There are some things that you will not be reading in this story: that Mexico City is a lively place with a quaint and colorful history, that it has a tumultuous political past and an unstable present,...
In a recent evening in Guanajuato, a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico, the mood was festive. Groups of competing mariachis—some in light-blue suits, others in the traditional black—sang at cafés lining the main park, with its India...
It goes without saying that the more airplanes there are, the easier it is for people to get from one place to another. The same logic applies to epidemics. Substitute mosquitoes for airplanes and diseases for people and you can begin to appreciat...
What's keeping everyone up late in the sleepy colonial town of San Miguel de Allende?Plum, a tapas bar with the area's first champagne cocktail menu. The spare space, all in shades of (you guessed it) purple, is filled with low-but-comfortable met...
When I first visited Mexico's Riviera Maya eight years ago, this 75-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline south of Cancun had neither its classy--not to mention marketable-- name nor its slick four-lane expressway. In those days, you took your life ...
My normal environment is backstage. It's busy and buzzy, and I stare into a mirror surrounded by lights. It's exactly what I saw in the movies as a child, and I never cease to be pleased by that. I have conversations with Mitch, who does my hair, ...