Forbes magazine recently named Mexico’s beautiful Riviera Maya and Cabo San Lucas as Hollywood’s top two favorite destinations. When you stop to consider that celebrities can vacation anywhere in the world,it’s pretty impressive to know that Mexico consistently tops their travel plans.
Riviera Maya real estate includes some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and lies along the Mexican Caribbean on the Yucatan Peninsula. From just south of Cancun,through Playa del Carmen,and all the way to the up-and-coming eco-chic town of Tulum,the clear blue waters,excellent cuisine and lively nightlife of the Riviera Maya keep drawing celebs year after year.
In fact,according to Forbes,Julia Roberts,Adam Sandler,Mark Wahlberg,Justin Timberlake,Eva Mendes,The Rock,Jackie Chan,Christina Aguilera,Javier Bardem,Salma Hayek,Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie all visited the region during one month of 2010! Other frequent visitors include Tom Cruise,Elton John,Robert Plant,Tony Blair,Sean Penn,Cameron Diaz,Celine Dion,Sharon Stone,Leonardo DiCaprio,Uma Thurman,Gwyneth Paltrow,Mick Jagger,Drew Barrymore,Jude Law,Eva Longoria and Mary Kate Olson.
Robert Redford also loves to visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya,and last week made a special appearance as a speaker at the region’s WTTC Americas Summit. Redford joined Mexico’s Presient Felipe Calderon,as well as the world’s richest man,Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim,and Roberto Hernandez Ramirez,Banco Nacional de Mexico’s chairman of the board,as well as tourism ministers from around the world to discuss tourism’s role in generating jobs and prosperity.
According to Forbes,when Hollywood’s elite need to vacation a little bit closer to home,they often choose Cabo San Lucas,which is about an hour from southern California. This is a favorite destination of Jennifer Aniston,Courtney Cox,Chelsea Handler,supermodel Bar Rafaeli,Jessica Alba and Melissa Joan Hart,among many others.
Recently Cabo also hosted country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian,as well as reality star Audrina Patridge. Oxygen’s popular reality show,“Bad Girls Club” was also filmed in Cabo recently,marking the first time the series was filmed in an international location.