Mexico

Hotels in Mexico

American expat David Sterling teaches cocina yucateca, one of Mexico’s great regional cuisines. Daylong workshops start at the Lucas de Gálvez market to look for Maya staples such as chaya, beans, achiote, and epazote.

This 247-room all-inclusive is a great option for family travelers.

Magenta sofas and textured wall patterns add a playful touch to the 62 sleek, white rooms.

Waterfront views and a Swiss-Italian restaurant on a 4-mile island off Cancún. 

Room to Book: All rooms have terraces and hot tubs;  spacious Junior Suite Deluxe accommodations have outstanding views of the Caribbean.

The Banyan Tree, which opened in the lavish Mayakoba coastal development in March 2009, upped the opulence ante with 107 private stand-alone villas (the smallest is 3,150-plus square feet), complete with slate floors, Talavera earthenware sinks, and soaring glass skylights.

Unique among the cookie-cutter resorts populating the city's Hotel Zone, Gran Meliá Cancún is modeled after the ancient Mayan temples of the Yucatán Peninsula.

About an hour north of Cabo San Lucas in southern Baja lies the small Pacific Coast fishing town and noted artist’s colony of Todos Santos.

Nestled between the desert and the Sea of Cortes, this boutique resort provides the intimacy of a small property, plus endless activities and easy access to the beaches and restaurants in Los Cabos.

This adults-only boutique hotel in secluded Tulum has nine guest rooms, including four ocean view suites, two master suites, and three non-view, ground level rooms.

The 156-room resort is an oasis of calm away from the crowds of central Cancún. The minimalist design sets it apart from other area hotels: gauzy curtains line the lobby, and whitewashed rooms are filled with fire engine–red chairs.

For those who fear Cancún is all spring break debauchery, the Royal may be what you're looking for. With its adults-only policy, this 288-room quasi-Palladian all-inclusive has a distinctly grown-up sensibility.

For its first city resort in Mexico, Rosewood looked to San Miguel's history to create a colonial-era hacienda where every corner reveals local artisans' work: cantera stone in patios and colonnades; curled bedposts and ornate tin mirror frames in 67 guest rooms.

The 19th-century hotel is in the city's historic center.