Puerto Vallarta, Nayarit + The Costa Alegre

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André Breton, the French-born leader of the surrealist movement, called Mexico “the most surrealist country in the world” when he visited in 1938. I’m here on the Costa Alegre, a blissfully underdeveloped swath of Mexico’s Pacific coastline, to ch...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
There is only one word you need to know when you are driving in Mexico: tope. That's Spanish for "speed bump." Topes pop up on big-city streets and on roads into and out of even the smallest towns. Not the gently sloping bumps we are accustomed to...
The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
An agent at the luxury travel firm Absolute Travel, Natalie Nevares may seem an unlikely candidate to stay at an all-inclusive resort. After all, aren’t all-inclusives the home of bad buffets and who-cares-my-tip-is-already-paid service—and at an ...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
"Daddy would not have wanted Cuixmala to become one of those dead places, where rich people go only to drink cocktails." As the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean on Mexico's Costalegre, also known as the Virgin Coast, Alix Golds...
Shopping U.S. + Canada 1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership with stores like Gump's and Boucheron means discounts of up to 20 percent, and some of these ...
There's nothing like a movie for jump-starting a destination. It helps if the film is good, but as the record shows, this is not strictly necessary. When, in 1979, Dino De Laurentiis made Hurricane in Bora-Bora, there was no hotel to lodge the cas...