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Pageant Spotlights Hernan Cortes and an Amazon Queen in La Paz, Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Thousands of paceños line the city's beachfront as fierce Indians prance around against the eerie music of drums and flutes. A regal-looking woman stretches her arms to the sky as if reaching for the gods. Next, guys wearing metal helmets and body armor come ashore from a rowboat, and then other guys in brown robes show up to bring Christianity to the pagans.

Along For The Ride: Costa Rica Luxury Beachfront Living

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 02.25.2012 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

In this very popular Latin American country, The Palms is the only upscale property of its kind that is right on the beach. There are eco-lodges and boutique hotels and places to buy with views of the beach, but nothing high-end where the sand is seconds from your door.