Prince Charles and Camilla are among the latest international figures to announce an upcoming visit to Mexico, which is always one of the top choices for vacationing celebrities worldwide. With regular visitors like Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Kelly Brook,George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, the Jonas Brothers,Alessandro Ambrosio, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson, Bella Thorne and Kate Upton, along with newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Mexico has more star power at any given moment than most places on earth.
“There’s something about Mexico that celebrities seem to love,” writes the Latin Times. “This year in particular many were drawn to the country’s amazing weather, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals and luxurious spots.”
From Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in the Riviera Maya along Mexico’s only Caribbean Coast, to Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas on its Pacific Coast,Mexico is famed for being the ultimate A-list getaway. VIPs from around the world come back time and time again to experience the world-class service, rustic-luxe ambiance and private villas found throughout Mexico’s hottest destinations.
This October,Prince Charles of Wales and Duchess Camilla of Cornwall will kick off their visit with a trip to the small town of Real del Monte, located about 60 miles northeast of Mexico City. It is considered to be the birthplace of the historic relationship between the UK and Mexico, which began when Cornish miners first arrived here in 1825. In 2004,Real del Monte was named one of Mexico’s Magic Towns, due to its extraordinary historical, cultural and social significance, along with its stunning natural beauty and traditional architecture. The prince and duchess are also scheduled to visit Mexico City, Campeche and Monterrey before heading back to the UK Nov. 5.
Self Magazine reported this week that a select few of the current Victoria’s Secret Angles are also in Mexico this Oct.,hitting up four days of nonstop workouts in Tulum. Hosted by Aerospace NYC’s Michael Olijade Jr.,the classes offer an immersive “fight club” experience to help keep the models in top shape. Olijade joined VS models Kelly Gale, Emanuela Depaula, Victoria Lee, Romee Stridj and Mathilde Frachon in Tulum from Oct. 10-17.
In addition,George Clooney owns a private villa in Cabo that is located right next door to supermodel Cindy Crawford’s abode, where he regularly hosts celeb friends such as Gwyneth Paltrow,J ennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Situated just a short two-hour flight from Los Angeles, the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas is also a regular stop for stars like Cameron Diaz, Ryan Seacrest and Julia Roberts, to name only a few, and was named on the Travel Channel’s most recent list of the world’s top celebrity beach vacation destinations.
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Of course,Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are also popular celeb hangouts on Mexico’s west coast, attracting a never-ending array of actors, supermodels and performers to the area’s exclusive resorts. Both regions have seen big-name stars arrive this year, including the Jonas Brothers,Alessandra Ambrosio,Vanessa Williams, Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian and Kenye West, as well as Joe Manganiello, Chris Tucker and Eva Longoria.
“This region of the Mexican Riviera is favored for its exotic climate, adherence to tradition, and luxurious amenities, such as world-class spas and golf courses,” writes Banderas News. “So it comes as no surprise that so many celebrities can’t resist the allure of this true Heart of Mexico.”
Finally,Cancun and the adjacent Riviera Maya, which is located just to the south and includes the popular destinations of Playa del Carmen,Tulum and Puerto Aventuras, has also attracted its fair share of celebs so far this year, including lovebirds Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen, Victoria’s Secret model Kelly Gale, who attended a boxing camp retreat in Tulum this October, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton, along with cast members from the popular TV show X Factor, who were spotted in Cancun for filming.
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