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A Journey Into Paradise

Mexico’s Hotels Earn International Acclaim & Continue Raising the Bar

19 May, 2013

Hotels and resorts throughout Mexico have been receiving a great deal of attention from some of the world’s most respected media and travel organizations for providing exceptional service,amenities and value. From Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas on the nation’s west coast,to Cancun,Tulum and Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean coast,the options are truly second to none.

The Riviera Maya is one of the most beautiful places on earth and offers visitors access to surf,sand,sun and much,much more. Here,ancient Mayan archaeological sites are perched next to posh,modern amenities that make visitors feel at home,and the area’s hotels and resorts are no exception.

“The Grand Velas Riviera Maya has an exotic,faraway feel within easy driving distance of Playa del Carmen and other Riviera Maya hot spots,” writes Travel + Leisure in a recent review. “Spread along a pristine,white-sand strand,the resort features both adult-only and family areas,and a range of room choices from tranquil Zen suites tucked in the tropical woods away from the beach,to spacious oceanfront suites with private plunge pools.”

But when it comes to resorts in Mexico,this is the norm,not the exception. The Royal Playa del Carmen recently earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best hotels in Mexico,while the 25-room Amansala Chica – a new boutique property in Tulum real estate – was recently featured by Travel Weekly for its posh,eco-chic offerings,which include daily yoga classes,Mayan healing treatments and meditation. In addition,Barceló’s five-resort Riviera Maya mega complex has announced a $45 million dollar renovation plan that will be completed by 2014 and will include new restaurants,entertainment venues,a bowling alley,teen disco and kids club.

In nearby Cancun,the Caribbean Journal recently featured the AAA Five-Diamond JW Marriott Resort and Spa,which boasts spacious suites,stunning ocean views and a 35,000-square-foot Mayan inspired spa. Also in Cancun,the Iberostar all-inclusive hotel enjoyed the spotlight as the featured hotel of the week on the Destination Weddings blog,which touted its impressive list of amenities for guests of all ages,including an on-site 18-hole championship golf course.

Not to be outdone,the Siesta Suites Hotel in the heart of Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s western coast earned an outstanding review on the LA Times’ “Readers Recommend” page,while Forbes touted Cabo’s Hotel El Ganzo,which is a posh,72-room boutique property situated on a quaint local fishing marina  that is focused on supporting both art and music.

South of here in Puerto Vallarta,the Casa Magna Marriott Resort & Spa has announced a progressive new Family Fun Package that promises to “bundle everything travelers need to enjoy the beautiful summer weather,” including two connecting rooms,a Kids Club and plenty of activities for guests of all ages. Finally,in nearby Rivera Nayarit,the well-appointed rooms,stunning locale and upscale amenities of the AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas all-inclusive resort has also caught the attention of Forbes.