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Mexico City’s Ignacia Guest House Debuts New Additions

Consistently ranked among the world’s top places to visit, Mexico City is a global capital welcoming more than 12.5 million visitors each year with  its renowned cuisine, vibrant culture, rich history, unique neighborhoods and modern-day travel offerings. A sprawling metropolis bursting with a vibrant personality  blending  old and new, there are over a dozen distinct neighborhoods or “colonias” each with their own character and charm. An essential part of the city’s cultural and gastronomic life, the adjacent Roma and Condesa neighborhoods are home to Mexico City’s trendy creative class. The area overflows with diverse dining options and alluring nightlife...

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Barceló Karima is a “10”

Actress Bo Derek running on the beach in Blake Edwards movie “10” instantly put Manzanillo, Mexico as one of the most popular vacation destinations. This trend-setting film in 1997 was one of the biggest box-office hits. Near this beach is Barceló Karmina, an all-inclusive 324-room resort, that has earned  a 5-star and distinguished 4-diamond AAA resort. The Mayan inspired designed lobby offers a soaring ceiling with an impressive wall of glass windows. Looking out one sees tropical gardens, pools interconnected by waterfalls and a private beach.  It’s a 2.5 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Manzanillo. Arriving at the small...

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Cabo’s Most Elegant Wedding Destination

My Quivira Los Cabos vacation started two days before my trip to the luxurious, adult-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. My personal butler, Leopoldo, emailed me, introducing himself and welcoming me before my arrival. In the email he asked if I had any dietary restrictions and what time my flight landed. Once my airport shuttle arrived at Pueblo Bonito (Beautiful Village in English) Pacifica, Leopoldo, dressed in uniform, was awaiting my arrival at the entrance of the lobby. After greeting me with a refreshing beverage, he escorted me to my room and pointed out highlights at the resort. Checking into The...

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Mexico Prepares to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

The country will offer endless colorful experiences to the millions of visitors expected for the celebrations of this millenary tradition as the festivities are set to begin in Mexico City on October 27 with the third edition of its spectacular Day of the Dead Parade. As Mexico prepares to celebrate the Day of the Dead, visitors from around the world are invited to experience this unique holiday. Every corner of the country, from the island of Janitzio in Michoacán, passing through the towns of Chiapas and the great Zócalo of Mexico City, will be dressed in color and tradition waiting for millions of visitors who seek...

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Sombra Mezcal Announces 12 Bartender Finalists of Its First-Ever Sustainable Virtual Cocktail Competition Judged by Trash Tiki

Sombra Mezcal, a spirit distilled to sustain the land and the people of Oaxaca, announces the 12 finalists of its first-ever sustainable cocktail competition, “Shake and Stir to Sustain the Land and the People,” judged by Trash Tiki. Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production at its palenque in Oaxaca to ensure consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle. More than 100 bartenders from across the U.S. submitted cocktail recipes showcasing Sombra Mezcal with at least two demonstrably sustainable ingredients. They included vegetable tops and tails, fruit pits, nutshells, herb stems and onion skin ash. Sombra Mezcal collaborated with...

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New Golf Retreat in Loreto, Mexico

The newer luxury beach front Villa del Palmar Loreto resort opened a few years ago with a Rees Jones designed golf course. For a few years, the TPC Danzante Bay golf course offered 11 holes, until recently when seven additional dramatic holes were added to total 18 holes. There are 11 ocean-facing holes with some next to beach dunes near the property’s hotel, while others wind through the desert and up the dramatically chiseled canyon. This challenging course has four tees for all levels, and is the fourth international facility in the TPC network’s collection of championship golf courses. The highlight...

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The Reef 28 is Playa del Carmen’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel

Urban Chic Meets Beach at a New Boutique Hotel in Playa Del Car-men’s Luxury Resort Scene The Reef 28 is Playa del Carmen’s newest, hottest spot in what is small-batch, luxury hotel resorting. The adult’s-only resort is slated for April 15, 2018 grand opening. The Mexican brand, which embraces global chic with native authenticity, is giving guests a new kind if all-in experience. This leave-the-kids-behind, sophisticated escape is designed to segue easily from beachfront to roof-top to bar lounge. Brilliantly located, it’s a get away, not just from the kids and Monday through Friday grind, but from the pre-fab...

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The Most Luxurious Rooms in Mazatlán

Mazatlán, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” long known for its endless beaches, deep sea fishing and mass-market accommodation now offers secluded luxury quarters. Sumptuous rooms may be hidden away in modernized historic landmarks or secreted to the top of 15-storey towers, positioned for memorable Mexican sunsets. With a little insider knowledge, those who prefer to be outside the limelight yet demand luxurious lodgings can be satiated. While some with a penchant for luxury come for the Angela Peralta Theater’s internationally acclaimed opera and theater, all will come back for Mazatlan’s smiling, topnotch service and charming vibe. Casa Lucila Boutique...

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Tequila Corralejo Launches Limited Edition 1821 Extra Añejo

Award-winning Tequila Corralejo has released a limited edition, 1,000 cases of 1821 Extra Añejo in the United States. Produced using only the finest 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila at Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico, the expressions include silver, reposado and añejo. As one of the very few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry, dating back to 1755, when Hacienda Corralejo became the first estate in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture. The 1821 expression is an ode to Mexico’s rich history and hard-fought sovereignty led by Don...

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Grand Velas Los Cabos Offers Over-The-Top Wine Lovers’ Getaway

Grand Velas Los Cabos now offers an Over-The-Top Wine Lovers’ Getaway for oenophiles looking to explore Mexico’s fine wines. The experience features wine spa treatments, Michelin-star dining in the middle of a vineyard, and – the highlight – private jet transportation to Ensenada to Baja California’s top wineries for special wine tastings and to make one’s own vintage. Guests can also opt for accommodations in the resort’s Presidential or Imperial Suites that offer additional insuite beverage features like a premium minibar restocked daily with special wine, spirits, champagne, tequila and mezcal. The experience is exclusive for resort guests.  Sommelier Pedro Poncelis...

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UNICO 20ºN 87ºW Changes the All-Inclusive Game in Mexico

The all-inclusive concept isn’t new, but a luxury, adults-only property where spa treatments, golf and excursions are part of that inclusion is. Opened in March 2017, 20N 87W Unico is changing the all-inclusive game in Mexico. Like traditional all-inclusive properties, UNICO 20˚87˚, located on Riviera Maya, includes room, meals, drinks and on property entertainment and water activities, in addition to the unexpected inclusions. Spa divas will find a multitude of treatments available for nothing more than a gratuity. Classics like the Swedish massage or the age-defying facial or more exotic offerings like The Shaman Wrap or the Volcanic Stone massage,...

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7 Ways Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Ups the Luxe All-Inclusive Ante

The newest property in Grand Velas Resorts’ esteemed portfolio is Grand Velas Los Cabos—an all-inclusive spa resort with stunning ocean views and a wide variety of amenities and activities for guests of all ages. No ordinary destination, Grand Velas Los Cabos has pulled out all the stops in its readily apparent quest to provide an unrivaled luxury vacation experience for guests at every touch point. Having stayed on-site to see for myself what all of the buzz was about, I can convey with full conviction that this resort proffers what would surely be one of the most impressive and...

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