Mexico

What’s New in Mexico

A sprinkling of new hotels and other goodies in Mexico.

Eye On The World: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Music lovers can jam with the Hard Rock's new Music Lab program. Here are a few pics from our Managing Editor's time in Mexico where she learned what it takes to be a DJ, while also viewing some amazing music memorabilia.
Aerial view of Welk Resorts Sirena del Mar.

Welk Resorts Sirena del Mar Reopens

Welk Resorts Sirena del Mar, which is located on the cliffs of the Cabo San Lucas peninsula, reopened on March 9 after Hurricane Odile.

Eye on the World: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which is owned and managed by Playa Hotels & Resorts and officially opened its doors December 2014.
Huerta Los Tamarindos organic farm and restaurant. (Photo credit: Paloma Villaverdo de Rico)

Los Cabos

Los Cabos is back, with high hotel occupancy, upgraded and new hotels, and additional airlift from the U.S.
The Aguamarina accommodations.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Authenticity. It’s the buzzword of the hour and one that French designer Marc Hertrich seemed hyper aware of when he set out to add a little pizzazz to Club Med Cancun Yucatan. As a fifth generation cabinetmaker, Hertrich already had a sense of where to dig in—plunging into Mexico’s vibrant cultural heritage and exploring the work of local artisans. The result was a $14 million renovation with a keen sense for locality, family and festivity.
Mahekal Beach Resort opens in Playa del Carmen with bungalow accommodations.

Mahekal Beach Resort Opens in Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort recently opened in Mexico's Playa del Carmen.
Western Brook Pond at Gros Morne National Park. (Photo courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.)

In Focus: 150 Countries, One Destination

Why is The New York Times Travel Show one of the largest trade and consumer travel events in North America? Well, let’s take a quick look at the numbers of the 10th annual tourism showcase, held Jan. 23-25, under the banner of 150 Countries, One Destination.
American Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Interjet—adding service within Mexico.

American Airlines’ Codeshare with Interjet

American Airlines announced it has signed a codeshare agreement with Mexico City-based airline, Interjet.
The beaches of Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta is all Aglow Over its 2014 Visitor Numbers

There’s no denying that Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most gorgeous destinations. Its lush Sierra Madre Mountains landscape, its passionate people, its array of unique neighborhoods, and its shoreline make it an alluring destination, so it’s no surprise to us that 2014 is set to become one of the best years on record for Puerto Vallarta’s tourism industry. ​
Christmas celebrations at Velas Resorts.

The Christmas Experience at Velas Resorts

Guests traveling to Mexico this holiday season and staying at Velas Resorts can enjoy the Christmas Experience without missing the holiday festivities while away from home.

Mexico 2015

With new all-inclusive hotels and resorts, and additional flights, Mexico is going to have a busy year in 2015.
AdventureSmith Explorations sail to Baja aboard the historic Westward.

Baja Mexico Cruise

AdventureSmith Explorations is adding a new 10-day Baja, Mexico cruise to its roster aboard the Westward, an 86-ft., historic, 8-passenger yacht.
View from El Dorado Casitas Royale troom. (Photo credit: El Dorado Casitas Royale.)

Tour Operators’ New Travel Offers

Tour operators are offering a slew of new travel packages and agent incentives. And in other travel industry news, Karisma Hotels & Resorts is highlighting their top tour operator for this month.

Eye on the World: Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Last week, Recommend's Associate Editor snuck away for four days to check out the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa.
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun's gem-inspired spa.

Fiesta Americana’s Gem-Inspired Spa

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun is offering a Grand Spa package for guests to indulge in their 40,000-sq.-ft., gem-inspired Gem Spa.
A aerial rendering of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.

AMResorts Expands in Latin America & the Caribbean

A few weeks ago, Recommend attended an event in Miami to get the 4-1-1 on AMResorts' new AMRewards program, where the senior director of sales, Matt Mullen, mentioned the brand was expanding to Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as adding more properties in Mexico.

Mexico’s Sun Triangle

Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco—three distinct cities on the forefront of Mexico’s tourism initiative aimed to entice travelers to where the sun always shines.
Paddleboard Yoga retreats in CostaBaja Resort and Spa in Mexico.

Paddleboard Yoga Retreat at CostaBaja

Clients who are into wellness and fitness can relax during the new Paddleboard Yoga retreat at CostaBaja Resort and Spa in Mexico.
Un-Cruise adventures explores Mexico's marine life.

Marine Life Adventure Cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures

Starting January 2015, Un-cruise Adventures will be offering a new marine life adventure cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Biosphere Reserve.
Royal Caribbean will set sail on its first Ink or Swim tattoo-themed cruse.

It’s All About the Ink

It's all about the ink at the first-ever North American toatto-themed cruise, Ink or Swim, sailing April 16-20, 2015 from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Mexico on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.
Spa_Outdoor_Spa_Treatment at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Five High-End Stays in Mexico

Rejuvenating spa treatments, opulent accommodations, attentive service—here are 5 Top picks for clients looking for luxury hotels (with spas) in Mexico.
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Club Resort Kids Club Cakes

Mexico: Top Family Resorts

Yes, all-inclusives do the trick for family getaways in Mexico, but we decided to go a bit off the beaten “AI” road to bring you a selection of properties that cater perfectly to clients with kids in tow.
Tropic

Sweet Getaways

Recommend put together together three indulging getaways for your clients that includes chocolate, tequila, and girl time with friends.
Little surfer dudes and dudettes can take part in Boca Raton Resort & Club's kids Surf Club.

Action-Packed Vacations For Kids

These action-packed vacations are sure to score your clients cool points with their kids, while still allowing mom and dad time to lay by the pool and soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand.
Ham Yard Hotel

Chic & New

We've got some new & chic hotels around the world you'll want to get the scoop on.
JW Marriott Cancun REsort & Spa daybed

Onsite Review: Double the Charm in Cancun

Cancun is just a quick jaunt from many North American cities, drawing plenty of travelers looking for a beachside getaway, and with plenty of hotel options for whiling away sun-filled afternoons.
Master Suite bedroom at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun.

Onsite Review: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

This past fall, Recommend had the pleasure of staying at Grand Residences only weeks after the property’s grand opening in December.
Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience.

In-Pool Bartenders at Sandos Cancun

Whether it's a mojito or a cold beer, your clients won't need to leave the cool comfort of the pool to order their favorite cocktails now that Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort is offering in-pool bartender service.

Palace Resorts Sweetens its Offerings

Palace Resorts sweetens its offerings with new Wellness Suites at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico, and a new property in Jamaica, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande.

Living it Up in Mexico

With new dolphin experiences, new hotels, authentic cuisine, and some great vacation packages for families, your clients can live it up in Mexico.

Fantastic Escapes with InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group is offering its Fantastic Escapes program to more than 200 properties throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Eye on the World: Los Cabos

Recommend's Editor-in-Chief visited Los Cabos last month. Explore the landscapes of this top Mexico destination through her photos on this installment of Eye on the World.

Dreamy Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta makes you dizzy with its vibrant colorful display. Once you’ve visited this Pacific Coast destination in Mexico, color as you knew it will forever be a distant memory.

Five New Hotels in Mexico

Five new hotels opened in Mexico—four are part of Mexico Boutique Hotels, and the other is the new Matlali Hotel.

CyberSummer Deals at 22 Hotels

You've all heard of Cyber Monday, the big sales that go on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Well, who wants to wait that long for a deal? On June 21, the Saturday before the start of summer, 22 hotels and resorts are coming together for the second annual CyberSummer event.

Single Parent Perks at Grand Velas Resorts

Single parents get perks at Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit.

Hotelbeds Shows A Winning Hand in Las Vegas

It's all about company growth for Hotelbeds.

Family Travel Perks in Cabo San Lucas

Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico offers families an enticing getaway package, with a few perks, as well as relaxation with a new spa treatment.

Mexico Welcomes New Resorts

Mexico welcomes new (or renovated) resorts including two family-friendly properties and one more luxurious property, bringing big names such as Club Med, Excellence, and Hilton to the area.

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