Playa Del Carmen

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If winter’s arctic temperatures have you planning a winter escape, we get it. Lounging on a warm beach and sipping margaritas sounds so much nicer than shoveling snow. Luckily, with flights to be found from most major cities to Cancun at $200 or less, it makes perfect sense to head... Read More

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It’s hard to top Playa del Carmen when you want a sunny escape from winter (or anytime you want to wiggle your toes in the surf and sand, for that matter). The city has white-sand beaches, Mayan ruins, authentic Mexican cuisine, and plenty of shopping and nightlife. Like any vacation... Read More

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There’s nothing wrong with spending your Cancun vacation parked in a lounge chair, a frozen margarita or cold beer in hand. In fact, we think it sounds like a pretty great trip. But, if you want to inject some adventure into your Mexican getaway, these five excursions from Cancun... Read More

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Is there anything sweeter than checking into a hotel named for the cacao bean, chocolate’s essential ingredient? Turns out, there is — Hotel Cacao, opening on October 1 in the Riviera Maya hub of Playa del Carmen, plans to offer rates starting at only $147 per night. ... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still... Read More

Adult Spring Break

Spring break isn’t just for hordes of rowdy college kids and fun-loving families anymore. Increasingly, outfitters are upping the ante – and, often, slashing prices – with warm-weather tours and off-the-beaten-path offerings that target 20-, 30-, and 40-something sojourners who are, more often than not, looking for a trip... Read More

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Explore the Mayan ruins and white sand beaches of Tulum this summer for only $52 a night. Stay at the Papaya Playa, a beachfront eco-hotel, comprised of 85 cabanas, which offers a savings of 20 percent on competitor sites. Papaya Playa is part of DesignHotels, an independent hotel group... Read More

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

When you book a trip to the recently opened Paradisus Resort in Playa del Carmen, be sure to visit the YHI Spa and Health Club, a 20,000-square-foot luxury oasis. The spa boasts 14 massage cabins, two outside cabins, and a Whirlpool bath for water treatments. As you enter the... Read More

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

Tired of reading about the typical all-inclusive Mexico resort? Take a second look at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen, one of the finest all-inclusive properties in the country with a unique concept. This brand new resort is really two resorts in one – a family resort, Paradisus Playa del... Read More

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What’s on your travel agenda in the new year? If you’re like us, you want to experience a destination lineup that delivers excitement and adventure, relaxation and escape, grandeur and indulgence – all without sacrificing accessibility and affordability. Attuned to the latest rumblings in the travel industry, our value-conscious... Read More

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Step away from your daily routine and into Playa del Carmen, Mexico, a city offering sugar-sand beaches, Mayan ruins, snorkeling, scuba diving, and chic shopping. Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen is currently offering an exclusive 25 percent off rack rates for readers as well as free daily breakfast!... Read More

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Touristy parts of Mexico have long operated on an unofficial two-currency system, with many merchants accepting U.S. dollars as readily as the country’s own peso. But a new law designed to stifle drug trade money laundering is changing that, reports USA Today. On September 14, several states in Mexico –... Read More

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By: Ondine Cohane Just over a decade ago, the mayor of Solidaridad, Mexico, suggested a sexy-sounding new nickname for his municipality. The idea stuck and now the particularly scenic stretch of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is known as the ... Read More


Spas are in the health and wellness business, not just in the pampering business. So I find it super irritating when they overlook something as crucial as sun protection. I’m not talking poolside umbrellas, although those are vital. I’m referring to sunscreen. The risk of skin cancer is enormous: 1... Read More

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SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Set in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on a stretch of palm-fringed, sugar-white shoreline in Nuevo Vallarta and surrounded by 215 acres of protected mangrove jungle, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya has 491 suites that are 1,000 square feet or larger, with private terraces and walk-in rain... Read More