Riviera Maya

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Cramped airplanes and flimsy seats are frustrations that even the most seasoned travelers find hard to endure, but to the plus-sized vacationer, they're nightmares. Enter Freedom Paradise, the world's first "size-friendly" resort. The 112-room ho...
Even if you plan to spend more time in the surf than in your room on your next beach vacation, the size and price of your indoor space still matter. In search of seaside values, we compared properties from the T+L 500 Hotels list, measuring rooms...
Ancient Mayans worshipped rain as a life force, so it's no wonder every airy bungalow at the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya faces water (sea or cenote, your choice). Opening this fall 30 minutes south of Cancún, the hotel will offer all manner of...
Visitors to Mexico’s Riviera Maya can now see the coastline’s greatest site, the ancient ruins of Tulum, in a bright new light. The 11th-century walled city’s 15 pyramids are illuminated in shades of red, blue, and amber for 45-minute nighttime to...
When the grandparents, aunts, and cousins decide to horn in on your Mexican beach vacation, there’s no need to panic. Instead of block-booking rooms at a characterless Cancún high-rise resort or taking a chance on one of Tulum’s funkier palapa vil...
Some cruise-ship day-trippers think of Cozumel as a mini Cancún, a budding Vegas off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Problem is, they're not looking beyond all the T-shirt shops and discos that face the malecón, Cozumel's whitewashed seaside p...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
A yoga class has broken out in Pablo Escobar’s living room. The sounds of deep, mindful breathing drift through the spacious foyer like a mild ocean breeze, while strength and serenity go toe-to-toe beneath the thatched palapa roof. At a newly til...
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 ...
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On October 21, just a few weeks after Tropical Storm Stan walloped the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, Hurricane Wilma blew in, wreaking havoc. Rains and 140 mph winds left most of the area without electricity, telephones, w...