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Agua Azul La Villa, Huatulco, Mexico - Entrance

Staying at Agua Azul La Villa is like being a guest in a lovely private home. Located just one bay (five minutes by car) away from the bustling Tangolunda Bay “strip” of Huatulco, the house is snuggled into the hillside above Conejos Bay—one of nine that the area is known for. This small ... more

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    We have explored the quaint cobbled streets in Taxco many times looking for a charming small boutique hotel. Since Taxco is so picturesque and is a favorite destination for travelers, we have broadened our spectrum and suggest the Hotel Agua Escondida. Its setting cannot be surpassed—right in... more

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      If you don’t care about luxury hotel amenities and the idea of a tiny, very simple hotel overlooking one of the world’s most exquisite beaches sounds appealing, you will fall in love with Al Cielo. It is a miracle that along the famed Riviera Maya, where ocean-front land is so precious with... more

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        Las Alamandas, Costa Alegre

        Las Hadas hotel in Manzanillo, the dream of Bolivian billionaire tycoon Antenor Patiño, is world renowned, but only a lucky few know that Patiño’s granddaughter, Isabel Goldsmith, created her own jewel, Las Alamandas, a charming hotel located to the north along the gorgeous Costa Alegre. He... more

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          Amuleto is truly a gem: a tiny romantic hotel tucked high on a densely wooded hillside at the south end of Zihuatanejo overlooking La Playa Ropa beach. Only a few thatched roofs peek out of the trees to announce its location. Although a delightfully rustic ambiance prevails with the use of loca... more

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            El Ángel Azul (The Blue Angel) is a delightful Bed & Breakfast that is made even more special by your Swiss hostess, Esther Ammann, a truly a remarkable young woman. While on an extensive road trip exploring the United States, Esther was saving money by sleeping in her car at night. When w... more

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              Balamku Inn, Mahahual

              For years the Costa Maya, a pristine stretch of beach and jungle, was little known except for ardent divers and snorkelers seeking the cheapest possible accommodations. Basic hotels are still the norm; but, happily, a few new places are popping up for those who want to enjoy this unspoiled natu... more

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                Less than an hour’s drive south of Cancún (yet light years away in mood), the Maroma is a luxurious, beachfront hotel where guests are pampered. The original owners fell in love with the gentle beauty of the Caribbean and this property with its dense jungle growing to the edge of an endless... more

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                  Set on a hillside with beautiful views of the deep-blue water of Acapulco Bay, Las Brisas offers a romantic getaway. Add the fact that most guestrooms have their own small swimming pool tucked on the terrace (the other guestrooms share a pool between two rooms) and you are in for a special trea... more

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                    Busue, A Boutique Experience Hotel (previously the Casa Vieja) is perfectly situated on a quiet side street in the popular district of Polanco, within walking distance to many sites of interest. Avenida Masyrik (often known as the Rodeo Drive of Mexico) is just a block away, plus Chapultepec Pa... more

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                      Stretched along the splendid coast between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas there is a breathtaking choice of sumptuous hotels, most of which are very, very expensive. However, there is one remarkable exception: the Cabo Surf, which is not only well priced, but also has a fantastic locatio... more

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                        If you are looking for luxurious accommodations without sacrificing one iota of charm, the Camino Real is an incomparable choice. Not only is this spectacular hotel a real beauty, but it also boasts the finest location in town—between two of Oaxaca’s prime targets: the zócalo (main square)... more

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                          Spread throughout 27 verdant acres, 19 buildings, and 3 levels overlooking Tangolunda Bay, the traditional white-stucco Camino Real Zaashila is an excellent choice for a family getaway to Mexico’s Pacific Riviera. The property boasts a quarter-mile of exclusive, wide golden beach and what... more

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                            If you are looking for a posh resort with all the amenities, don’t read any further. But if you are young at heart, have a passion for the wonders of nature, long to see huge whales up close (maybe even kiss one), and don’t mind roughing it, then Campo Cortez affords an unforgettable experi... more

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                              The most attractive section of Mérida is the very heart of the old city, where the cathedral looms over the picturesque central square. Just steps away, you find the Caribe Hotel, which enjoys the prime hotel location in town. To add to its appeal, the hotel faces onto a small plaza, the Parqu... more

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                                Casa Bella is an exceptional, moderately-priced, boutique hotel in the heart of Cabo San Lucas—within steps of the colorful marina, endless boutiques, cute restaurants, and lively bars. The hotel is literally quite amazing—walking down the street you would never dream such a jewel could exi... more

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                                  Casa Buenaventura, a contemporary white stucco building facing the road is an upscale bed and breakfast built into the hillside above Playa La Ropa—about a 5-minute walk down the road to the beach. It is not until you enter through the wrought-iron entrance and climb up the steps to the recep... more

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                                    The Casa Cid de León is a mirror of the vibrant personality of owner/operator Lety de Cid de León and indeed, each of the four suites follows a theme taken from some aspect of, or time in, Lety’s life. The decoration and design are at once eclectic but delicate, and sophisti... more

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                                      For location, the Casa Colonial just can’t be surpassed. The pink-stucco building faces onto a small street that is right in between Cuernavaca’s prime sites: the Cortes Palace and zócalo are just a few minutes’ walk in one direction, while the cathedral is almost next ... more

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                                        The Casa Conzatti, a mustard-colored colonial-style building, is a moderate-sized hotel on the edge of the historic section of Oaxaca. The hotel was the home of Cassiano Conzatti, a renowned Italian botanist who lived in Oaxaca at the end of the 19th century. Grateful for his remarkable work, t... more

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                                          La Casa de La Marquesa, located in the heart of Querétaro, is an enchanting, 18th-century palace, richly embellished with an ornately sculpted roofline, windows framed by lavishly carved stone, a family crest above the door, and wrought-iron wall lamps. The legend goes that the original owner ... more

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                                            The Casa de La Real Aduana, a charming boutique hotel, is the creation of two artists, Gemma Macouzet and Didier Dorval, who have exquisitely restored one of Pátzcuaro’s beautiful historic buildings into an intimate, exclusive, small hotel. Also on the premises is La Folia Arts Center where ... more

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                                              When visiting Guadalajara you must not miss Tlaquepaque, an artisans’ village with fabulous shopping (famous for its handicrafts and colorful pottery) on the outskirts of the city. Though urban sprawl has grown up around it, Tlaquepaque keeps its small-town identity with a central plaza enclo... more

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                                                One of the most recent hotels to open in the historic center of beautiful Morelia is La Casa de Las Rosas, conveniently located less than two blocks from the main plaza and steps from the Jardín de Las Rosas. This is not your normal commercial hotel, but rather an intimate, friendly, boutique ... more

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                                                  For many years the once-elegant historic center of Mazatlán was neglected and gradually became rundown. Happily, this is rapidly changing. Today you see historic buildings renovated, houses repainted, the Cathedral freshened, cafes opening, art galleries popping up, and most dramatic of ... more

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                                                    La Casa de Maty is a charming hotel in Tapalpa, a picturesque village perched 1,950 meters-above sea on a plateau surrounded by pine-clad forests. Many tourists have never heard of Tapalpa, yet it is well known to Mexicans who arrive in droves on weekends to enjoy its tranquil beauty and breath... more

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                                                      Casa de Mita is truly a treasure. Tucked on a small peninsula about half an hour’s drive north of Puerto Vallarta, next door to the super-deluxe Four Seasons Hotel, the intimate, tastefully decorated Casa de Mita offers not only a gorgeous white-sand beach and a lovely swimming pool, but also... more

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                                                        Hotel Casa del Balam, M

                                                        Located just a couple of blocks off the main square, the Casa del Balam offers a nostalgic charm. This small hotel is so closely interwoven with the beginning of tourism in the Yucatán that it could not help winning a place in our hearts. Casa del Balam was built in the early 1900s as th... more

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                                                          The charming Casa del Sol is located in the heart of Ajijic, a retirement haven for Americans and Canadians who have chosen this picturesque village for its equitable climate, pleasant setting on Lake Chapala, and proximity to Guadalajara. Your exceptionally gracious hostess, Cathy Roberts, fel... more

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                                                            If you are looking for a moderately-priced place to stay in Pátzcuaro, yet don’t want to sacrifice charm, La Casa Encantada makes an outstanding choice. Housed within an 18th-century adobe mansion—located just a block from Pátzcuaro’s magnificent Plaza Don Vasco de Quiroga—La Casa Enc... more

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                                                              CLOSED AS A BED & BREAKFAST Located just a short walk from the beach, Casa Frida is an intimate bed & breakfast with a casual, bohemian charm, tucked away in a corner of Barra de Potosi, a tiny fishing hamlet south of Zihuatanejo. Your gracious hosts are Annabella Martinez, a Mexican... more


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                                                                As is typical of many buildings in Colonial Mexican towns, an inconspicuous door leads directly from the street into the building. However, once you step inside a totally different world awaits you: the romance of Old Mexico with lush gardens, arcaded walkways, patios, fountains, and cozy shade... more

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                                                                  For a charming, intimate hotel in the heart of San José del Cabo, you can do no better than Casa Natalia, which boasts a restaurant so outstanding that guests from many of the super-exclusive resorts nearby come here to dine. The hotel is owned by Nathalie and Loic Tenoux, from Luxembour... more

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                                                                    Superbly located in the heart of town, the Casa Oaxaca offers an old-fashioned style of personal service and a sophisticated, gentle refinement—far beyond what you would expect in such a tiny hotel. This simple, unadorned, bright-blue, stucco house is typical of the buildings found throug... more

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                                                                      This lovely all-suite hotel, featured in the movie “When a Man Loves a Woman”, is built into the rocks of a tiny peninsula that juts into Zihuatanejo Bay. A short walk down a small lane leads to Zihuatanejo’s superb La Ropa Beach. La Casa Que Canta (the house that sings) deriv... more

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                                                                        If you are looking for an impeccably kept bed and breakfast with romantic charm, lovely gardens, gorgeous swimming pool, unbeatable location, and warmth of welcome, you will find nowhere better than the Casa Schuck Boutique B&B. It is truly a jewel, with amazingly low rates for such quality... more

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                                                                          In Cancún, where almost all the hotels are enormous (some offering over 1000 guestrooms), the intimate, 33-room Casa Turquesa is one of the few small luxury hotels in Cancún. The white, Mediterranean-style, three-story building is decorated formally, with Mayan accents. The lobby ... more

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                                                                            The lavish, Moroccan-style Casa Velas is located within Marina Vallarta, a beautiful Marina development close to the airport. Though it primarily appeals to those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, just minutes away are Puerto Vallarta’s wonderful restaurants and ni... more

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                                                                              The Casa Vieja is a well managed, very friendly, moderately sized hotel with an excellent location in the historic section of town, just a short walk to the central plaza. The exterior exudes a rustic charm with its creamy white façade, enhanced by blue trim and accented by a red-tiled gable r... more

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                                                                                From the moment I saw it from afar, I immediately fell in love with the Casitas de Las Flores. This cluster of adorable, brightly painted casitas—tucked on a wooded hillside overlooking a beautiful small bay—doesn’t look like a hotel at all, but more like a charming, tiny, picturesque vil... more

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                                                                                  La Casona, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, Exterior

                                                                                  La Casona is a treasure—a charming, beautifully managed small hotel nestled in a lovely residential area. Staying here, you would never believe you were in the world’s second-largest city: instead, you feel as snug as can be, pampered with such loving attention that you feel like a guest in... more

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                                                                                    Palenque is a “must-see” site for all who are enthralled by Mayan ruins, so it is not surprising that the Chan-Kah Resort Village (the closest good place to stay near the ruins) is extremely popular—with both individual travelers and tour groups. Although the hotel is usually ... more

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                                                                                      Until the Chicanná Ecovillage opened, there weren’t any good accommodations near the fascinating archaeological treasures of Río Bec. In fact, the roads in this remote area were so bad that one had to be truly motivated to dare to make the trip. All that has changed. The roads are good and... more

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                                                                                        The Hotel Colonial, with a prime location one block from Puebla’s main square, dates back to 1668 when it was built as a Jesuit monastery. Not only is the mustard-yellow building with white trim and wrought-iron balconies attractive; but it also has another great bonus: it faces onto a pretty... more

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                                                                                          The Sierra Lodge, nestled against the side of a small pine-scented valley in the Copper Canyon, is about as far off the beaten path as you can get. Here you’ll find no electricity, no telephones, no TVs, no radios. The closest town is Creel, 20 minutes’ drive away. The Lodge is built like a... more

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                                                                                            Coqueta Hotel Boutique (formerly Villa Rivera), wonderfully located for exploring the streets and central plaza of San Miguel de Allende, is situated just a block from the town’s famous Arcángel Church and surrounded by shops, boutiques, and great restaurants. This intimate, well-run hotel,... more

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                                                                                              CANNOT REACH THEM BY EMAIL, WEBSITE OR PHONE - HAVE TO ASSUME THEY ARE CLOSED If you want to sample of bit of Mexico’s rich historic past, the Hotel de Cortés is your best bet. In fact, it is the only choice for accommodations in a building that dates back to the 17th century. Now part of... more


                                                                                                Dolphin Cove Inn studio with king bed

                                                                                                Dolphin Cove Inn is a gem. A real discovery if you are looking for a well-priced, charmingly decorated place to stay with breathtaking views that can’t be surpassed anywhere in Mexico, not at any price. Enhanced by impeccably groomed gardens and brilliant displays of bougainvillea, the bedroo... more

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                                                                                                  El Encanto Inn is located in the heart of San José del Cabo, the most picturesque town in the Los Cabos area. Your hostess, Blanca Pedrin Torres, was born just a few doors away and is exceptionally familiar with the area—knowing the best places to go and what to see. In addition sh... more

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                                                                                                    In 2002 Esperanza joined the glamorous scene of sumptuous resorts in Los Cabos. The hotel, located within a 17-acre property in Punta Ballena (Whale Point), is perched on a gentle bluff over looking dramatic rock formations that enclose two picturesque sandy coves. Thatched casitas that resembl... more

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