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Riviera Maya

3 All-Inclusive Resorts for Every Riviera Maya Traveler

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.

A Must Visit on the Riviera Maya

William Lees | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
William Lees

Of all the well known and documented areas of the Mayan Riviera, somehow this little gem remains the most discreet location. I am not saying that it i...

Retreat to the Beach in Style: A Chic Little Gem on Mexico's Riviera Maya

Ronda Carman | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Ronda Carman

Looking to escape the ordinary experience of an all-inclusive chain hotel? Look no further than Hotel Esencia. Roughly forty miles south of Cancun, an...

An Alternative Travel Guide to Tulum, Mexico

La Carmina | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
La Carmina

Even Goths can enjoy a Mexican beach vacation, now and again. My friend Yukiro and I were excited to indulge in a week of lounging, at Karisma's oc...

72 Hours in the Mayan Riviera: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Amy Chan | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Amy Chan

If swimming in crisp mineral-rich waters in magical caves, sun salutations on the beach and delicious fish tacos is your kind of thing, then Mexico's ...

The World's 8 Sexiest Hotel Suites for a Romantic Getaway in 2016

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Oyster

Have an anniversary coming up? Or just want to spice things up with your partner? Booking a hotel room with a cozy bed, scenic views, and two-person hot tub is a tried-and-true way to dial up the romance.

The 13 Naughtiest Hotels in the World, Ranked

Oyster | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We might be in need of some redemption as well, and to make ourselves feel better, we made a list of the 13 naughtiest hotels in the world. Let's just say, they're definitely getting coal.

Discover The Mexican Retirement Gem With Centuries-Old Charm

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 12.05.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Tulúm, a community of around 30,000 people on the south end of Mexico's Riviera Maya, tends to have that effect on people. It's the type of place where vacationers fall in love and the next time they return it's for good.

Escape to Mexico This Fall to a Resort for the Entire Family

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

With winter just around the corner, what better time to head out on a nice warm vacation. The catch? You want it to be a special family gathering where everyone has fun - from the littles to the grandparents. And you'd like some downtime to relax in peace. Enter Generations, a gourmet all-inclusive resort recently opened by Miami-based Karisma Resorts. I had high hopes.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

Mexico Debuts Quickie Immigration Clearance for Some Arrivals at Popular Airports

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The lines will likely get even longer next year when current caps on transborder flight frequencies are tossed out.

Why Touristy Riviera Maya Is a Must-See Paradise

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

There's a good reason -- or rather, many wonderful reasons -- why families, couples, and singles, the young and the old, from many parts of the world, are drawn to this strip on the eastern shore of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Where to Go in June for Savings and Culture

Shermans Travel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now?

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Oyster | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't shock you with any unwanted surprises.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

Tianguis Turistico Mexico Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary in Acapulco

Bryen Dunn | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
Bryen Dunn

Tianguis is the largest tourism showcase in all of Mexico, attracting hundreds of local exhibitors, and thousands of international buyers. The event is also open to the general public, providing locals with the knowledge they need to visit other parts of their own country.

5 Family-Friendly Mexico Hotels

MiniTime | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

An all-inclusive with two kids clubs for kids aged 4 to 12? It's a dream come true!

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

Puerto Morelos: Cancun's Quiet Little Neighbor

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Fast-forward to today, and Puerto Morelos (named after a hero in Mexico's war for independence from Spain) probably looks much like it did before the world's chewing gum craze put it on the map.

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

Best Spots for Live Music: 10 Hotels From Las Vegas To Mexico

Oyster | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Oyster

From poolside DJ sets to soulful jazz in a cozy lounge, hotels give their guests a unique way to enjoy the city without leaving the grounds. If you're someone who loves to kick back and enjoy live music, you'll definitely want to bookmark these 10 hotels!

How 3 X's Put Mexico's Cozumel Island on the Map

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The first "X": You don't run across many islands with their own goddess. One is Cyprus, the home of the Greek love goddess Aphrodite. Another is Cozumel, a spot on the Mexican Caribbean where the Maya goddess Ixchel doled out love, fertility and lots of offspring.

Women on the Map: Who Was Virginia? Charlotte? Louise? Beverly?

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Flying to Mexico for some fun in the sun at Playa del Carmen? Or maybe to Charlotte Amalie down on St. Thomas? Or to Lake Louise up in Canada? Or to Victoria Falls over in Africa? Or to Beverly Hills to spend a week with your rich uncle?

Cirque du Soleil Finds a New Home in the Mayan Riviera

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Cirque du Soleil is certainly not new, but their artistry for reinvention is nearly as remarkable as the magic they create on stage.

9 Most Luxurious Hotel Amenities Ever

Oyster | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Even in the world of luxury travel, some hotels offer pretty average amenities. But then there are others with extravagant extras that amp up the wow factor till it's totally over-the-top.