Staff Picks

  • Las Posadas: A Celebration of the Nativity

    As we’re sure you’ve noticed, in Mexico, we love to celebrate with elaborate festivals that bring people together. During the Christmas holidays, one such festival is Las Posadas, a nine-day event (December 16 – 24) that commemorates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.... Read more

  • Día de Muertos: A Celebration of the Living and the Dead

    Much like Bavaria’s Oktoberfest, Mexico’s Día de Muertos (or Day of the Dead, as it's known in Anglophone countries) has long ago transcended its geographical origins to become a celebration recognized around the world.... Read more

  • Celebrating All Things Bavarian

    Chances are you’ve heard of Oktoberfest, and you may even have participated in one of the many worldwide celebrations. But what exactly is this wildly popular festival? ... Read more

  • A Celebration Across the Nation

    If you’re planning to visit Playa del Carmen on September 16, you’re in for a real treat: fireworks, dancing, singing, and general revelry erupting all day long in the streets.... Read more

  • A One-of-a-Kind Ancient City

    One of the most impressive civilizations ever to emerge anywhere in the world, the Mayans once dominated a vast swath of territory that included the western regions of El Salvador and Honduras, the entirety of Guatemala and Belize, and much of southeastern Mexico.... Read more

  • Modern Day Amenities and Ancient Mysteries

    As a complement to the cutting-edge comfort of our resort, we also recommend a trip to the ancient city of Palenque, one of the most awe-inspiring monuments to Mayan civilization anywhere in Mexico.... Read more

  • Savoring Tequila

    Many first-time visitors to Mexico think of tequila as a shot in need of a chaser, or else a liquor to be masked by the lime juice, salt, and orange liqueur of a margarita. Both those options can be invigorating, but here in Mexico, we know that truly fine tequila is meant to be served straight.... Read more

  • Chiles en nogada: A Traditional Mexican Dish

    Chiles en nogada is a traditional Mexican dish that consists of peppers, stuffing, and a rich cream sauce. The peppers are poblano chilis, a green variety of pepper that’s not spicy.... Read more

  • Mariachi: A Musical Blend of Old World and New

    An authentically Mexican musical form, mariachi has a long and complex history that stretches back to the 18th century, when indigenous musicians in the western part of the country came... Read more

  • Atole: An Energy Drink Brought to You by the Ancients

    When the temperatures drop here in Mexico, we like to treat ourselves to a hot cup of atole, a traditional Mesoamerican beverage that combines masa, vanilla, cinnamon, and occasionally even fruit or chocolate.... Read more

  • Tamales: Food of the Gods

    From Aztec to Toltec, from Maya to Olmec, the ancient civilizations of Latin America agreed on one thing: tamales were the food the gods. ... Read more