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Savor the Unexpected Pleasures of La Paz, Mexico

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Take the opportunity to swim with sea lions, whale sharks and the wide variety of marine life that inhabits the sea. Fun Baja also offers combination scuba camping trips and scuba certification programs for every level of diver from beginner through advanced.

Following the Big Blue Line to Mazatlan

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

If you've been to a party in Mazatlan, Mexico, you know what they mean by "fiesta." Now multiply by 10, add a chorus from Julio Iglesias and a wow from Lady Gaga, and you'll have a faint idea of the welcome celebration awaiting cruise passengers soon to disembark at this classic seaside port town.

Day of the Dead Is a Colorful Mexican Fiesta in the Riviera Maya

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

While the tradition of honoring deceased friends and family members takes place around the nation, the Riviera Maya is an especially good place for foreigners interested in experiencing this fascinating bit of Mexican history and culture.

The Best Fall Travel Deals

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Scotland's capital of culture is a deal for two reasons this season: Both airfares and hotel rates will be very competitive, particularly when stacked up against other, pricey European destinations.

Mayan Ruins Lend Themselves To Instagram

Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel

The Mayan ruins that are peppered through Mexico (and throughout Belize, Guatemala, and present-day El Salvador) are heavily-touristed by people eager...

Amazing Underwater River Along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

The Huffington Post | Brendan Bryant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel

Next time you're in Mexico, skip the tequila and visit Cenote Angelita (Little Angel) on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Scuba dive along one of the most ...

Top 9 Day Trips and Excursions Near Cancun

minube | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
minube

While the Riviera Maya is often considered an inexpensive hub for those seeking boozy fun in the sun, there has been a growing trend in travelers who are opting to leave the cushy confines of all-inclusive resorts and explore the more authentic, enriching, and unique areas of the region.

Hotel Hammocks With Stunning Views

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Go ahead, take a break. These 15 hotel hammocks overlook some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

PHOTOS: The World's Most Secluded Beaches

Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

It's not often in this world that a beach is truly "hidden" from the general public, certainly not a beach that's roughly 22 nautical miles from Puert...

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (...

Isla Holbox, Paradise Found

Erica Firpo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Island. Oasis. Hallucination. Somewhere on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, I have found my perfect recharge of sun and sand, and ceviche and margaritas.

PHOTOS: The Most Crowded Spring Break Spots

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

"March Madness" has a different meaning when talking about spring break.

PHOTOS: Tulum For Families

GoTrexx | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
GoTrexx

In its heyday, Tulum served as a port of call for mariners and traders, and its walls defined the ancient town's defense against invaders from sea and land.

5 Family Resorts In Cancun

MiniTime | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Cancun is famous for luxurious mega-resorts, laid-back locals and a backyard full of ancient Mayan ruins, but make no mistake -- most people go for the glorious beach.

How To Not Get Kidnapped In Mexico City

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Carly Schwartz

Amble down La Reforma and through the Zona Rosa and into La Roma. Wind up outside the same Mezcal speakeasy, only this time the window is alive with revelers. Follow a group of hipsters through the front door and realize it's actually just a house party. Stay until 4 a.m. anyway.

A Second Chance To Discover Mundo Maya

Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel

Cancun - On December 21, the eyes of the world turned towards the ruins of the Maya Empire and the eyes of those amid that megalithic rubble turned he...

Andrew Burmon

In Mexico, Few Preparations For 'Apocalypse'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel

VALLADOLID, MEXICO -- On the eve of what will be known as the apocalypse that wasn't, every hotel room in the town of Valladolid -- known as Zaci duri...

Waiting for the End of the World on the Riviera Maya

Terri Colby | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Terri Colby

Here on the Riviera Maya, on the Eve of Destruction, ominous signs of the end of the world are everywhere. Yes, it seems that in this tourist mecca of surf and sand, the Mayan prophesies of the End of Days are being heeded.

Andrew Burmon

The Trouble With Tulum

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

TULUM, MEXICO -- Tulum was once an important Maya trading post and the years have done little to decrease its economic significance. On the afternoon ...

Andrew Burmon

Scuba Diving Mexico's Cenotes

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel

As a stalagmite blocks the cave mouth from view, I find myself sinking into the noduled gullet of Sistema Sac Actun, the cave system running some 135 ...

Andrew Burmon

In Mexico, Locals Not Prepping For Doomsday

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

San Juan de Dios, Mexico is an unremarkable town 10 kilometers into the forest south of the ruins at Coba, where tourist buses park next to a shallow,...

Andrew Burmon

Inside Mexico's Abandoned 'Eiffel Tower'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

A thin cement pier juts out into the warm waters of Chetumal's bay toward a small island dominated by a mysterious structure. Though fences have been ...

Andrew Burmon

The Yucatan's 'Cradle of the Mestizo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel

The repainted school buses that run from Belize City up to Mexico fill with old white men in coveralls, young creole girls in beachwear and Garifuna i...

Mexico's Newest Hot Spot Is...

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

About a half-hour drive from western Mexico's mega-resort at Ixtapa, there's a tiny village out in the boonies that's soon going to be seeing a lot of tourists. The big attraction there -- set to open to the public in early 2013 -- is an immense, 3,000-year-old archeological site being excavated just outside the village.

5 Reasons To Voy A Huatulco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Looking for a warm winter getaway but not into giant-sized beach resorts? Consider Huatulco, a tourism hotspot on Mexico's Pacific coast where a string of scenic bays serves as the backdrop for lovely hotels, exciting activities and picturesque attractions.