Thursday, December 27, 2007

Travel + Leisure: 2008 T+L 500 - Mexico

Travel + Leisure has published the results from their sixth annual T+L 500. The list represents the 500 highest-rated hotels in the world. Here are the Mexican hotels named in this year's list.

T+L 500 - The World's Best Hotels - Mexico

Image copyright La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico


From the 2008 T+L 500. For more information or to view the complete list of winners visit www.travelandleisure.com/tl500/2008/

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma, Riviera Maya, Playacar, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new photo gallery of a wedding at the popular El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma in the Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding photographs, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of the El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=14

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Playacar, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Yucatan Peninsula photographer Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new photo gallery. This time she was shooting a wedding at the fabulous Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Playacar, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=137

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mexican Holidays

When selecting a date for your destination wedding in Mexico, you'll want to keep in mind the Mexican holidays when weddings cannot be performed, or when it is more difficult to get married. The following is a list of major Mexican holidays to help you decide on your wedding date (be sure to check with your wedding coordinator to find out on which days the resort will not perform weddings).

2008 Mexican Holidays

  • January 1, 2008 - New Year's Day
  • February 4, 2008- Constitution Day
  • March 17, 2008 - Benito Juarez's Birthday
  • March 20, 2008 - Maundy Thursday
  • March 21, 2008 - Good Friday
  • March 23, 2008 - Easter Sunday
  • May 1, 2008 - Mexican Labor Day
  • May 5, 2008 - Cinco de Mayo (Battle of Puebla)
  • September 16, 2008 - Mexican Independence Day
  • November 2, 2008 - Day of the Dead
  • November 17, 2008 - Revolution Day
  • December 12, 2008 - Virgin of Guadalupe Day
  • December 25, 2008 - Christmas Day

2007 Mexican Holidays

  • January 1, 2007 - New Year's Day
  • February 5, 2007 - Constitution Day
  • March 21, 2007 - Benito Juarez's Birthday
  • April 6, 2007 - Good Friday
  • April 8, 2007 - Easter Sunday
  • May 1, 2007 - Mexican Labor Day
  • May 5, 2007 - Cinco de Mayo (Battle of Puebla)
  • September 16, 2007 - Mexican Independence Day
  • November 1-2, 2007 - Day of the Dead
  • November 20, 2007 - Revolution Day
  • December 12, 2007 - Virgin of Guadalupe Day
  • December 25, 2007 - Christmas Day

Monday, November 19, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Yucatan Peninsula photographer Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new photo gallery. This time she traveled all the way to Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The welcome dinner was held at the Marquis Los Cabos, while the ceremony took place at the famous Esperanza, An Auberge Resort. To view her wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=190

For more information and photographs of the Marquis Los Cabos visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=192

Friday, November 16, 2007

2008 AAA Four & Five Diamond Award Winners in Mexico

Image: Fairmont Mayakoba, copyright Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The American Motor Association has handed out their prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and AAA Five Diamond Award to hotels across North America. Following are the Mexican hotels who received the coveted awards.

2008 AAA Four Diamond & 2008 AAA Five Diamond
Award Winners in Mexico


Yucatan Peninsula - Cancun, Quintana Roo
Baja California Peninsula
Central Pacific Mexico
South Pacific Mexico
Northwest Mexico
Central Mexico
Southern Gulf of Mexico
Northeast Mexico
Mexico City & Area

To see the complete list visit www.aaa.com/diamonds

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mexico City Wedding Gallery

Image copyright Sol Tamargo Photography - www.soltamargo.com

Sol Tamargo and Matt Adcock of Del Sol Photography have posted the photos of a recent wedding they shot in Mexico City. The Del Sol team were really able to capture the special moments of this opulent Mexican wedding. If you're getting married in Mexico, you will get some great ideas for your ceremony and reception by browsing through this gallery. The details of this wedding are truly inspiring.

To view the photos, follow the link below:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at Maroma Resort & Spa, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Image copyright Matt Adcock Photography - www.mattadcock.com

Award winning photographer Matt Adcock has uploaded some new photos of a beach wedding at the Maroma Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding gallery, follow the link below:
Find more information and photographs of the Maroma Resort & Spa

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at Eurostars Blue Tulum, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Yucatan Peninsula photographer Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new gallery of a wedding that took place at the Eurostars Blue Tulum resort near Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of Eurostars Blue Tulum visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=133

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Los Cabos Golf Courses

Image: Palmilla Golf Club, copyright One&Only Resorts.

Palmilla Golf Club
Holes: 27 holes, par 72
Yards: over 7,000 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus Signature
Awards: Ranked #2 "Best Resort Courses, Mexico & Latin America" by Travel + Leisure's 2007 World's Best Golf Resorts. Ranked #32 "Top 100 Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler Golf Poll 2007.
Resorts Nearby: One&Only Palmilla, The Westin Resort & Spa
Web: http://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/

Cabo del Sol Ocean Course
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Yards: 7,103 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus Signature
Awards: Ranked #1 "Best Resort Courses, Mexico & Latin America" by Travel + Leisure's 2007 World's Best Golf Resorts. Ranked #23 "Top 100 Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler Golf Poll 2007.
Resorts Nearby: Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, Fiesta Americana Grand, Esperanza
Notes: Guests of resort properties located within the Cabo del Sol community received preferred tee times at special discounted rates.
Web: http://www.cabodelsol.com/

Cabo del Sol Desert Course
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Yards: 7,100 yards
Design: Tom Weiskopf
Awards: Ranked #23 "Top 100 Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler Golf Poll 2007.
Resorts Nearby: Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, Fiesta Americana Grand, Esperanza
Notes: Guests of resort properties located within the Cabo del Sol community received preferred tee times at special discounted rates.
Web: http://www.cabodelsol.com/

Cabo Real Golf Course
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Yards: 7,037 yards
Design: Robert Trent Jones II
Resorts Nearby: Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Marquis Los Cabos, The Westin Resort & Spa, Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort, Melia San Lucas
Notes: Guests of the resort receive priority tee times and special discount. Outside the resort tee times can be made on a space available basis.
Web: www.caboreal.com/golf.htm

Cabo San Lucas Country Club - Los Cabos Golf Resort
Holes: 18 holes
Design: Dye Corporation
Resorts Nearby: Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, Villa la Estancia, Vistazul Suites & SPA
Web: http://www.golfincabo.com/

Mayan Resorts Golf Los Cabos (Campo de Golf, San Jose del Cabo)
Holes: 9 holes, par 35
Yards: 2,900
Design: Mario Schjtanan/Joe Finger
Resorts Nearby: Barceló Los Cabos Resort
Web: www.mayanresortsgolf.com/en/cabos/overview.cfm


Private Courses in Los Cabos


El Dorado Golf & Beach Club (private course)
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Yards: 7,322 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
Web: http://www.eldoradogolfandbeachclub.com/

Querencia Golf Course (private course)
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Yards: 7,070 yards
Design: Tom Fazio
Web: http://www.loscabosquerencia.com/


Courses Coming Soon...


Club Campestre San Jose Golf Course (private course)
Opening: 2007
Holes: 18 holes, par 71
Yards: 2,900 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
Web: http://www.clubcampestresanjose.com/

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club
Opening: Winter 2007
Design: Jack Nicklaus Signature & Greg Norman Signature
Notes: Two courses are being constructed.
Web: www.puertoloscabos.com/golf/index.html

Cabo Pacifica
Opening: Fall 2008
Holes: 18 holes, par 72
Design: Jack Nicklaus Signature
Web: http://www.cabopacifica.com.mx/

Mayan Resorts Golf Los Cabos (Los Cabos II & Los Cabos III)
Opening: 2008
Design: Jack Nicklaus & Greg Norman
Notes: Two new courses are being constructed.
Web: www.mayanresortsgolf.com/en/cabos/overview.cfm


Los Cabos Golf Courses Satellite Map



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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Golf Courses

Image copyright Barcelo Ixtapa Beach.

Campo de Golf Ixtapa
Located in Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico
18 holes, par 72
6,898 yards
Design: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Note: Water hazards have crocodiles!

Marina Ixtapa Golf Club
Located in Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico
18 holes, par 72
6,781 yards
Design: Robert Von Hagge

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Golf Courses Satellite Map

Puerto Vallarta Golf Courses

Image copyright Four Seasons Golf Course Punta Mita

Vista Vallarta Golf Club - Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Located in Puerto Vallarta
18 holes, par 72
7,057 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
2008 Green fees: $129 USD (Twilight), $183 USD (Daylight)
Stay & Play Packages: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Melia Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center, Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort
Web: www.vistavallartagolf.com

Vista Vallarta Golf Club - Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course
Located in Puerto Vallarta
18 holes, par 72
6,976 yards
Design: Tom Weiskopf
2008 Green fees: $129 USD (Twilight), $183 USD (Daylight)
Stay & Play Packages: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Melia Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center, Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort
Web: www.vistavallartagolf.com

Marina Vallarta Golf Club
Located in Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
18 holes, par 71
6,700 yards
Design: Joe Finger
2008 Green fees: $98 USD (Twilight), $129 USD (Daylight)
Stay & Play Packages: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta, The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, Melia Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta Suite Resort & Convention Center, Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort
Web: www.marinavallartagolf.com

El Tigre Golf Club, Paradise Village
Located in Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta
18 holes, par 72
7,239 yards
Design: Robert Von Hagge
2008 Green fees (Nov-Apr): $95 USD (Twilight), $145 USD (Daylight)
Web: www.eltigregolf.com

Flamingos Golf Club
Located in Nuevo Vallarta near Bucerias
18 holes, par 72
6,853 yards
Design: Percy J. Clifford
2008 Green fees (Nov-Apr): $77 USD (Twilight), $121 USD (Daylight)
Web: www.flamingosgolf.com.mx

The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta Golf & Tennis Club
Located in Nuevo Vallarta
18 holes, par 71
6,936 yards
Design: Jim Lipe
2008 Green fees: $925 pesos (Twilight), $1,550 pesos (Daylight)
Web: www.wyndham.com/hotels/PVRGM/main.wnt or www.mayanresortsgolf.com/vallarta/index.cfm

Four Seasons Golf Course Punta Mita
Located in Punta Mita
18 holes, par 72
7,014 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
2008 Green fees: $120 USD (9 holes) - $195 USD (18 holes)
Awards: Ranked #3 "Best Resort Courses, Mexico & Latin America" by Travel + Leisure's 2007 World's Best Golf Resorts.
Web: www.fourseasons.com/puntamita/golf.html

Puerto Vallarta Golf Courses & Hotels - Satellite Map

*Rates subject to change without notice.

Monday, November 5, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Image copyright Del Sol Photography - www.delsolphotography.com

Del Sol Photography's associate photographer Vincent Guihard has posted the photos of a recent wedding that took place at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive resort is located near Tulum in the Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=4

Friday, November 2, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico

Image copyright Pierre Visual Studio

Cancun photographer Pierre Violle from Pierre Visual Studio has uploaded a new gallery of a Catholic wedding that took place at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information, rates, and photographs of the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=10

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in Los Cabos, Mexico

Image copyright Pictronica PHOTO + VIDEO

Los Cabos photographer Dino Gomez from Pictronica PHOTO + VIDEO has uploaded a new gallery of a wedding that took place at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information, rates, and photographs of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar go to www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=266

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos for Hacienda Santa Rosa near Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Yucatan Peninsula photographer Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new gallery of a wedding that took place at the Hacienda Santa Rosa near Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. This historic property is part of The Luxury Collection™ by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs of Hacienda Santa Rosa go to http://www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=106

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos for the Paradisus Riviera Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Image copyright Del Sol Photography - www.delsolphotography.com

Del Sol Photography's associate photographer Vincent Guihard has posted the photos of a recent wedding that took place at the luxurious Paradisus Riviera Cancun. This all-inclusive resort is located near Puerto Morelos in the Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo, Mexico. To view the wedding photos, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs on the Paradisus Riviera Cancun visit http://www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=49

Friday, October 26, 2007

Condé Nast Traveler 2007 Readers' Choice Awards - Mexico

Condé Nast Traveler has released the results of its 2007 20th Annual Readers' Choice Awards. The following are the Mexican hotels and resorts named in this year's list.

Top Hotels & Resorts in Mexico

Image: One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, copyright One&Only Resorts

Cancun, Quintana Roo
Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
Riviera Nayarit, Nayarit
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Mazatlan, Sinaloa
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Mexico City, D.F.
From "Top Resorts Mexico" and "Top Hotels Central America/Mexico." For more information or to view the complete list of winners visit www.concierge.com/bestof/readerschoice

Friday, October 19, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos for Hacienda Uayamon near Campeche, Mexico

Image copyright Elizabeth Medina Photography - www.elizabethmedina.com

Yucatan Peninsula photographer Elizabeth Medina has uploaded a new gallery of wedding photos of the Hacienda Uayamon, which is located near Campeche, Campeche in Mexico is part of The Luxury Collection™ by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Elizabeth was able to capture the romance of this historic hacienda so beautifully. What an incredible place for a wedding! To view Elizabeth's gallery, follow the link below:

For more information and photographs on Hacienda Uayamon go to www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=104

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cancun & Mayan Riviera Golf Courses

Image: Moon Spa & Golf Club copyright Palace Resorts

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Playa Mujeres Golf Club
Located in Playa Mujeres, north of Cancun Hotel Zone
18 holes, par 72
7,218 yards
Design: Greg Norman
Green fees: $185 - $230 USD
Web: www.playamujeresgolf.com

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-ta-Pok

Located in the Cancun Hotel Zone
18 holes, par 72
6,750 yards
Design: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Green fees: $115 - $175 USD
Web: www.cancungolfclub.com

Hilton Cancun
Located in the Cancun Hotel Zone
18 holes, par 72
Design: Isao Aoki and Pedro Guereca
Green fees: $149 - $199 USD (non-guests), $99 - $149 USD (guests)
Web: www.hiltoncancun.com/golf

Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Moon Spa & Golf Club
Located at the Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa, south of Cancun
Three courses with 9 holes each (total of 27 holes), each par 36
10,798 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
Green fees: $165 - $260 USD
Web: www.palaceresorts.com/Golf/MoonGolf/MoonGolf_Index.asp

Grupo Mayan Golf Riviera Maya
Located in Puerto Morelos
18 holes, par 54
2,923 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
Green fees: $129 USD (rack rate), discounts available for guests
Web: www.mayanresortsgolf.com/en/riviera/index.cfm

Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club
Located at the Iberostar Playa Paraíso Resort
18 holes
6,800 yards
Design: P.B. Dye
Green fees: $125 - $190 USD (non-guests), $90 - $125 (guests)
Web: www.iberostar.com

El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba
Located at the Fairmont Mayakoba resort
18 holes, par 72
Over 7,000 yards from the professional tee
Design: Greg Norman
Web: www.fairmont.com/mayakoba/Recreation/Golf/

Playacar Spa & Golf Club
Located in Playacar, Playa del Carmen
18 holes, par 72
7,144 yards
Design: Robert Von Hagge
Green fees: $130 - $190 USD
Web: www.palaceresorts.com/Golf/PlayaGolf/Golf_Index.asp

Puerto Aventuras Golf Course
Located in Puerto Aventuras
9 holes, par 36
3,255 yards
Design: Thomas Leman
Green fees: $79 USD
Web: www.puertoaventuras.com

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cozumel Country Club
Located on the island of Cozumel, east of Playa del Carmen
18 holes, par 72
6,734 yards
Design: Jack Nicklaus
Green fees: $105 - $169 USD
Web: www.cozumelcountryclub.com.mx

Courses Coming Soon...

Puerto Cancun Golf Course (opening winter 2008)

Located in Puerto Cancun, north of Cancun
18 holes
Design: Tom Weiskopf
Web: www.puertocancun.com/english/golf.html

La Roca Country Club & TPC Cancun (opening winter 2008)
Located in Cancun
36 holes (two 18-hole courses)
Design: Nick Price & Tom Fazio
Web: www.larocacountryclub.com

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Mayan Riviera Golf Courses & Hotels - Satellite Map

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Monday, October 15, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Video for Le Kliff Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Image copyright Bridgecolor Photography - www.bridgecolor.com

Puerto Vallarta photographer Marisa Puente of Bridgecolor has uploaded a new video of a wedding that took place at Le Kliff Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. To view the video, click on the link below:

Friday, October 12, 2007

What's New on StrayWeddings.com - New Wedding Photos for the Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Image copyright Juan Carlos Tapia Photography - www.juancarlostapia.com

Los Cabos photographer Juan Carlos Tapia has uploaded a new photo gallery of a wedding that took place at the Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. To see Juan's gallery, click on the link below:

For more information on the Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa visit www.strayweddings.com/find_resort_details.php?resort_id=12

Travel + Leisure - Top Mexico Hotels Announced in 12th Annual World's Best Awards Readers' Survey

Every year, Travel + Leisure Magazine conducts a readers' survey to find the best hotels, spas, islands, cities, and more. In July 2007 the results of the T+L 12th Annual World's Best Awards Readers' Survey were released. The following are the Mexican hotels and spas named in this year's list.


Top Hotels in Mexico

Image copyright La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • Ritz-Carlton
    #25 Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America - 84.36
Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
  • La Casa Que Canta
    #1 Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America - 91.28
  • The Tides Zihuatanejo (formerly Villa del Sol)
    #14 Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America – 86.42
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Riviera Nayarit, Nayarit
Cuernavaca, Morelos
  • Las Mañanitas
    #9 Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America – 87.27
Mexico City, D.F.


Top Hotel Spas in Mexico

Image copyright Esperanza, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • Ritz-Carlton
    #10 Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America – 81.99
Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
  • Esperanza
    #1 Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America – 89.29
  • Las Ventanas al Paraíso
    #6 Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America – 85.68
  • One&Only Palmilla
    #7 Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America – 84.26
  • Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos
    #9 Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America - 83.63
Riviera Nayarit, Nayarit

From "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central and South America" and "Top 10 Hotel Spas Mexico and Central and South America." For more information or to view the complete list of winners visit www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

AZUL Blue Hotel & Spa Becomes Eurostars Blue Tulum

On September 3, 2007 The Hotusa Group announced its acquisition, via rental agreement, of the AZUL Blue Hotel & Spa, by Karisma, in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The hotel has changed its name and will now be known as Eurostars Blue Tulum.

Playa Hotels & Resorts Annouces an Extensive Renovation of the Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya

On September 24, 2007 Playa Hotels & Resorts announced that the Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya hotel is undergoing an extensive $7.2 million renovation to its public spaces and guest suites, including the addition of a new indoor/outdoor European-style Spa. The hotel also recently completed a beach restoration project, which added 50 feet of new beach in front of the hotel. All renovations are scheduled to be completed by late December 2007, in time for the busy winter holiday season.

Barceló Los Cabos Resort Acquires Grand Baja Resort & Spa

On October 2, 2007 Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L., announced its acquisition of the 249 all-suite Grand Baja Resort & Spa in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The resort will be operated by Barceló Hotels & Resorts and will now be called The Barcelo Los Cabos Resort, a Barcelo Premium branded hotel. Over the next two years the property will undergo major renovations including the construction of two new towers, 476 new guest rooms, new conference facilities, resort amenities and several new restaurants. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009.

2007 Stray Travel Publications, Inc.