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October 15, 2015

#PuertoVallarta and #RivieraNayrarit Vacations #FriendsTravelWestHollywoodCa


Where Luxury Meets Tradition

Once named the “Friendliest City in the World,” Puerto Vallarta offers many hidden treasures among its cobblestone streets. Whether it’s tasting local tequilas, marveling in quiet awe inside its many cathedrals or perusing art at one of the local galleries, sometimes the best way to explore Puerto Vallarta is without a map. And after an evening of sampling restaurants, boutiques and dance moves, there’s nothing you’ll want to do more than relax on the beach at one of the fabulous resorts.

Framed by the Sierra Madre Mountains and pristine coastline, Riviera Nayarit is renowned for offering the most exciting tours and adventures of any beachfront destination, as well as high-quality services, first-class infrastructure and warm people. It’s cutting-edge infrastructure as well as it’s amazing natural landscapes have firmly positioned Riviera Nayarit as one of the top destinations for impactful events, not to mention an attractive and exclusive destination for celebrities from the entertainment, music and sports industries.

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From north to south, we invite you to step inside and discover a feast of colors, tastings, aromas and flavors that have earned Mexico’s cuisine. Sophisticated, vibrant and ever-expanding, Mexico’s cuisine scene is attracting international attention, the perfect accompaniment to the cosmopolitan cities, beaches, attractions and hotels. With a rich and varied history, Mexico’s ‪#‎gastronomy‬ is one of the few cuisines to be named a ‪#‎UNESCO‬ Intangible Cultural Heritage. And while traditional ingredients and cooking styles can be found throughout the country. Destination experts will share their perspectives of this amazing Country!

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With Aeromexico Vacations, get ready for an extraordinary new adventure with a getaway to Cozumel, our newest destination. Located off the coast of Cancun, the island of Cozumel is known for its endless sunshine, sandy beaches, fantastic watersports and laid-back lifestyle. With its world-famous dive sites and coral reefs teeming with vibrant sea life and warm, turquoise waters, Cozumel is the perfect destination for snorkeling and diving. 

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June 27, 2014

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Mexico isn’t just for popular Spring Break getaways – it’s a country rich in culture, cuisine, history and immense natural beauty. Marvel at a 1,300-year-old Mayan pyramid within the ruin-strewn ancient city of Chichen Itza. Visit the Casa Azul museum and surround yourself with the vivid paintings of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kayak past a colony of sea lions in the Sea of Cortez on the Western coast. For a country covered with rugged mountains and desert plains, tropical rainforests and packed metropolitan cities, there is hardly a lack of variety when it comes to adventures.

Each of Mexico’s six regions has unique physical and cultural characteristics that distinguish it from the rest. On the western coast, the Baja California region is a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean and borders the U.S. state of California. Possessing some of Mexico’s most dramatic land and seascapes, this area covers everything from dormant volcanoes and vast deserts to old mission towns and marine ecosystems. Northern Mexico, though the largest region bordering the United States, is largely ignored by tourists. The most visited areas in the north areMazatlan, a beach resort town on the western coast, and Monterrey, a vibrant and dynamic city that is the industrial hub of Mexico.

Central Mexico is home to the state of Veracruz as well as the nation’s capital, Mexico City. As Mexico’s largest city, it is the economic and cultural center of the country. Divided into 16 boroughs, Mexico City is home to a plethora of historic landmarks, parks, museums, restaurants, bars and shops. The Pacific Coast is where the majority of travelers stay on the west coast. Popular beach towns in this region include Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. Guadalajara, though considerably smaller than Mexico City, remains the area’s hub for art, architecture and higher education. The Yucatan Peninsula is the southeastern region of Mexico that lies of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. With a large number of resorts, beach communities and ancient ruins (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Chichen Itza), it has become one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the country.

Whether splashing around in the cerulean waves of Puerto Vallarta, hiking through dense cloud forests in Oaxaca or taking a local cooking class in Veracruz, Mexico offers travelers plenty of ecological and activity-based tourism. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of a bohemian, student-based arts and music scene that’s creeping up in cities like Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey. Mexico has garnered international acclaim for this revelry of the arts, and has inspired an interest in art, film, music and design.

Complex and flavorful, Mexican cuisine is the centerpiece of the country’s culture. As the capital and largest city, Mexico City is the culinary heart of Mexico. For a legendary first-class meal, La Hacienda de Los Morales is housed in a 16th century mansion and serves traditional dishes like aguacate con camarones (avocado with shrimp) and las carnitas de pato (duck tamales).With some of the cheapest and tastiest food in Mexico, street food vendors are parked in virtually every city and village serving some of the freshest Mexican staples from sugary churros and roasted corn, to the popular favorite, tacos al pastor. Throughout the coastal resort areas, the cuisine tends to be based around seafood dishes (Try Coyuca 22 in Acupulco), yet there are some excellent international restaurants offering unexpected delights. Casa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres specializes in Italian cuisine and serves up wood-fired pizzas with a view of the Caribbean Sea.

Mexico has over 1,800 airports, with major airline carriers reaching to cities such as Mexico City,Cancun, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Acapulco. The only rail-based metro system is in Mexico City and is a highly efficient way to navigate around the city. For the rest of the country, the most popular forms of transportation are buses and taxis. Buses exist in every town and state within Mexico and are a very inexpensive way to travel, yet they have no regulations when it comes to capacity (you might have to stand for the duration of your ride). If you are staying at a hotel or resort, ask the concierge to arrange your travel ahead of time.

Mexico’s climate varies according to altitude. Low-lying coastal regions have a tropical climate, and are typically hot and humid most of the year. Mexico City, however, at 2,300 meters above sea level, has a more temperate climate with pleasant summers and mild winters. Mexico’s rainy season usually strikes in late summer. Winter is traditionally the high tourist season when many choose to visit, but other great times to go are early spring and autumn.

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April 16, 2014

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Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada San Miguel, Mexico. 
Spanish Colonial–style base in Mexico’s Central Highlands with panoramic views of San Miguel de Allende. 24|7|365

What we love
The hotel is spread among six separate historic mansions
The Spanish suites are filled with local art
Poolside lounging enveloped in flowering gardens.

The Look
Few Mexican hotels manage to be as utopian and pampering as Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, in the UNESCO-listed town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s Central Highlands. Behind the property’s high walls and heavy doors, tinkling fountains and flower-filled courtyards set the scene for a romantic escape where lazing by the pool or sipping a margarita on the rooftop terrace top the activities list.

Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 37 rooms and suites are spread among six separate old mansions. Each room is unique, and as charming as it is loaded with modern amenities like large flat-screen TVs and WiFi. In-room fireplaces and original local artwork lend the air of a private home, while such thoughtful extras as nightly turndown service, spa-like bathrooms in talavera tiles up the luxe factor. Superior Rooms are a tiny 151 square feet, so for space to spread out, Junior Suites are well worth the splurge.

If your agenda happens to center around hiding out and being catered to, you’ve chosen the right place. There are plenty of activities, like Mexican cooking courses at the hotel’s Sazon cooking school, or an organic exfoliate scrub and full body massage at the Laja Spa. There is one restaurant on property, the elegant Andanza, and the staff always seems to be organizing additional gatherings, like sunset cocktail parties on the rooftop terrace, where you can mingle with guests with the amber glow of San Miguel in the background.

In the Area
The town of San Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, holds its own unique allure, with stunning colonial buildings and countless boutiques and art galleries. Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is right in the city center, just steps away from all the activity, as well as landmarks like La Parroquia, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Don’t miss a meal at the Restaurant, an enduring hotspot for its seasonal, organic comfort food. El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden is great for a head-clearing stroll through cactus-filled canyons flush with protected plant and animal species, while Fábrica La Aurora is a must for some retail therapy, a one-stop center for antiques, modern art, textiles and crafts in a converted 19th century fabric mill.

Dining off premises is your smartest thing to experience the local cuisine.

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April 2, 2014

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“We just got back from our honeymoon at the rosewood mayakoba and had the best week of our lives! From the moment we arrived on the property we were pampered. The staff is second to none. Within the first 24 hours everyone knew our names.

We stayed in an overwater lagoon suite. Perfect for honeymooners as it was very private and secluded. We had an outdoor shower and the plunge pool (which all suites there have). The bedroom gets very dark which was perfect for us needing lots of sleep!

We had breakfast each morning at case del lago and the food was amazing. Full continental breakfast bar and a la carte items. We were so full each day. The beach was our favorite place to lounge each day as the pool was a little more quiet. We were waited on hand and foot everywhere we went.

Laita, one of the concierges, helped us book golf, a snorkeling excursion, dinner at the banyan tree next door, and transportation. She made it so easy for us to just show up and be whisked away.

All 3 restaurants were great. Punta Bonita is Mexican and has a mariachi band each night which was fun. Agave azul has good sushi and really good Thai options. Case del lago has really good Italian food.

We had an absolutely amazing time and can’t wait to go back soon!”

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February 25, 2014

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June 14, 2011

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May 29, 2011

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The Garza Blanca preserve has attracted the Hollywood jet set since Liz Taylor and Richard Burton filmed The Night of the Iguana on these beautiful beaches in 1964. Today, the area’s namesake hotel still draws a glamorous crowd, thanks to the property’s infinity pool, private white-sand beach, and some of the largest hotel suites in Puerto Vallarta.

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Villa del Palmar is a part of Playa Mujeres, a new resort development on the Caribbean with a Greg Norman golf course and tropical oceanfront grounds. It’s only 30 minutes from Cancún’s easily accessible international airport, but it’s a world away from the city’s party scene. The hotel’s 150 rooms on nine floors are spacious and functional, all with marble floors, terraces, kitchens or kitchenettes, and garden or ocean views. Some also have laundry rooms, Jacuzzis, and private sundecks. The upscale all-inclusive also has two restaurants that feature regional Mexican cuisine, as well as international favorites such as Japanese and American fare.

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