When the weather outside is frightful, nothing sounds more enjoyable than a beach vacation. If you’re planning a warm, sunny getaway for the new year, consider visiting Palmaïa, The House of AïA, in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The House of AïA touts itself as a “natural” and “forward-thinking” wellness and spa resort.
Why Paradero Hotel Should Be Next on Your Bucket List
Surrounded by breathtaking desert landscapes, Paradero Hotel is a luxury oasis designed by Rubén Valdez and Yashar Yektajo in Mexico’s Baja California Sur. Located on a five-acre plot in Todos Santos, it’s where the ocean meets the mountains, and fields of farmland span as far as the eye can see. What better place to check out and escape the hustle and bustle for a few days?
Playa Viva Resort Expands With Brand New Bamboo Treehouses
Located near Zihuatanejo in Mexico, the Playa Viva resort offers a fun and luxurious travel destination for vacationers of all ages. This eco-luxury boutique hotel just got a bit better, though, thanks to the addition of a series of bamboo treehouses.
‘Mijo’ Film Tells Story of King Midas With a Modern Mexican Twist
It’s never too late to put a new spin on a classic story. Everyone is familiar with the Greek myth of King Midas — a king who turns everything he touches into gold. Filmmaker Mazdey Snob is retelling this tale in a new way, though, in her latest fashion film, “Mijo.”
All About Mexico’s Famous Monarch Butterflies
For years now, monarch butterfly populations have been decreasing throughout the world (by more than 80 percent in some places). Despite their shrinking numbers, though, there are still opportunities to see them in the wild, especially if you’re willing to travel to Mexico.
Visit La Gruta for an Explosive Mexican Meal
Of all the restaurants in the world that offer unique dining experiences, La Gruta Restaurant in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, takes the cake. This restaurant sits about 650 feet behind a massive, 2,000-year-old pyramid built by the Aztecs, and it is situated underground in a volcanic cave!
The True History of the Piñata
The piñata is a staple in Mexican culture. However, the first records of piñatas don’t come from Mexico or even Spain. The earliest records actually point to Asia — China, to be specific — as the origin of the beloved piñata.
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest: Explore Mexico City’s Snake House
Mexico City is full of stunning architecture and beautiful locations for travelers to rest their heads. For those who want to enjoy a truly ethereal experience, though, Quetzalcoatl’s Nest is the perfect destination.
Ikal Hotel: Your Private Jungle in Tulum
Described as a “private jungle” and “Mayan Sanctuary,” the Ikal Tulum Hotel is surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, verdant nature scenes, and clear blue skies. The hotel offers a variety of fun and educational experiences, plus unparalleled accommodations for all who visit. Once you check in, you’ll never want to leave.
La Calavera Catrina: Mexico’s Lady of the Dead
Often referred to as the Grande Dame of Death, La Calavera Catrina (the “elegant skull”)—or, simply, La Catrina—is frequently seen throughout the streets of Mexico during the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, celebrations. You’ve likely seen the face before: an eerie meld of macabre and charm; fear and poise. But from where did this deathly figure emerge? What does she stand for? And why has she become such a ubiquitous part of Mexican culture?