Visiting Mexico

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Mexico is undoubtedly one of those magical places that just by knowing them once, we realize that we will never forget them and in this article we will talk about two of my favorite destinations, which although I have loved them very much, I would like to share with you, how fascinating Mexico is.

San Jose and Cabo San Lucas: a trip to Los Cabos, Baja California

The nature of the narrow peninsula of Baja California (Mexico), between the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, gives us beautiful landscapes, mixing the desert sand with the beach, turquoise water and high mountains. And to enjoy the sea, there is no better destination than Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Approaching to Los Cabos

San Jose is a perfect place to visit the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Los Cabos International Airport offers multiple connections to major Mexican cities and direct flights to the United States and Canada at very affordable prices, which thousands of tourists take advantage of every year to take a few days off from their cold winter months. By the way, in San José the hottest months are from June to October, while the rest of the year, from November to May, the temperatures are more pleasant. Especially in the months of February and March, which are preferred by foreign tourists and therefore the busiest months.

Public transportation in San Jose is acceptable, with frequent buses to Cabo San Lucas along the Corredor Turistico, the coastal road that runs through the area of Los Cabos and its beautiful beaches. There are also tourists who stay more days and prefer to rent their own car. The easiest way is use Car Rental Cabo San Lucas with City Car Rental to explore each of the beaches more calmly.

And what is this about the San Jose estuary or estuary? 

In a region so dry, where the desert dunes end up in beaches, there is a contrast to the existence of this true oasis. It’s surprising that so close to the urban center of San José there is a protected natural area of these characteristics, which before the arrival of the Spanish gave sustenance to groups of indigenous Pericúes. The fresh water of the San José River descends from the mountains of Baja California and here it mixes with the salt water of the Sea of Cortez. The result is fertile land and a rich ecosystem that is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The city of San Jose del Cabo extends inland from its central plaza, about two kilometers from the coast. From there, to the north, there are more popular neighborhoods and areas and to the south, the Hotel Zone, with golf courses and hotel complexes that reach.

Straight to the Caribbean: Playa del Carmen Mexico

There are several alternatives for tours dedicated to living adventures and ecotourism experiences in the framework of a vacation in Playa del Carmen and its surroundings. These tours are recommended for those who like extreme sports, and also to be enjoyed in the company of family and especially the small travelers. In Cancun, a tourist destination located near Playa del Carmen, there is a formidable zip line, recognized as one of the largest in Latin America; in addition, you can develop enjoyable mountain bike tours, cross the jungle in powerful 4X4 vehicles or explore mysterious cenotes diving.

For those who have decided to spend their vacations in tourist destinations such as Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the Riviera Maya, there are several tours designed exclusively for the adventurous and extreme entertainment in the Yucatan Peninsula, also a great option to take into account is to use a transportation from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen.

As a start, it is convenient to visit the famous ecotourism parks that are located in this area of the Mexican Caribbean. Perhaps the best of them, because of its size and attractions, is Xcaret, a beautiful ecotourism fun center with beautiful coastal landscapes, underground rivers, Mayan archaeological areas, numerous varieties of animals and plants in the region and much more. Other equally exciting recreational areas that can be known as complementary tours to a vacation in Playa del Carmen, are El Garrafon, Xplor, Rio Secreto and Xel-Ha.

It is important to emphasize how pleasant a certain experience of approaching wildlife can be, which can be lived during a trip to Playa del Carmen and nearby places. We refer to the experience of swimming with dolphins. Children from three years old on, are already able to have this valuable experience of eco diversity and wild empathy. There are many places in the region where Playa del Carmen is located that offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins and this is something that should be taken advantage of by all travelers.

Other points of interest, related to adventure tourism and ecotourism in Playa del Carmen, are the ecological reserves and protected areas that are located in the Mexican Caribbean area. Such places are authentic wildlife refuges, where visitors can observe in exciting circumstances, fascinating species such as flamingos, monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and many other animals.

But also, by enjoying walks through all these beautiful natural areas near Playa del Carmen, travelers have the possibility to practice different recreational activities, such as kayaking, rafting, diving, snorkeling, trekking or camping.


Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts in Riviera Maya, Mecico

It’s that time of year that feels like winter will never end. First, Winter. Then, “False Spring”, wild cold snap, at least one more blizzard that will lead to “second False Spring”, and then maybe we can finally start to melt. I’m thinking about a shortcut to getting warm.

Mexico is calling. It’s just a short plane ride away, and it’s beautiful beaches, resorts, and diverse entertainment are just the thing to help wipe away the winter blues. Not to mention the food….don’t even try to stay on your diet. Just GO with it.

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Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has beautiful options to fit all sorts of budgets and travel styles. What they call experiencing the ‘Mayan jungle without sacrificing luxury’ in Riviera Maya, you can visit Mexico and stay in a resort within a giant resort that you are free to move about in.

Bringing the whole family? That’s great, there are rooms and portions of the resort designed with you in mind. Events just for kids, treasure hunts, kid friendly foods and activities, and no adults who don’t want to be around kids glaring at you when your child has an inevitable meltdown. Hey, kids are kids, even on vacation, right?

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Running away from the kids? That’s fantastic- mom and dad need some time off sometimes. You are people, too, after all. Maybe all you want is some kid-free time. That’s totally doable at Bahia Principe, there are adults only beaches, pools, restaurants, and resort areas where you won’t have to see a single under 18 if you don’t want to.

No matter how you choose to travel or whom with, you will love the white sand beaches and lush natural scenery. If you are interested in Maya culture, this is the place to visit. The resort is located within close distances to iconic landmarks such as Chichen Itza and the ruins of Tulum that you won’t want to miss. While you are there, active travelers and nature lovers will want to take the time to visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a natural reserve offering tropical flora, an equally impressive underwater world that is home to plenty of fish and coral formations, and Cenote Dos Ojos, which is part of the world’s largest underwater cave system- truly impressive. 

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There are quite a few ways to see these beautiful treasures, the front desk can offer you trip options that leave right from the hotel. These and other excursions will give you a better taste of the area and you will observe and experience more of what makes Mexico a top destination for travelers.

Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an portion of the property was designed with the adult guests in mind, offering up the best of the Mexican Caribbean and all the comfort of home (without the cold you left behind or the work of being at home- thank you, housekeeping!) Sian Ka’an boasts 420-rooms on it’s property, as well as four pools, four restaurants, five bars and sporting facilities including a soccer field, tennis courts and the brand’s Riviera Maya Golf Club. There are daily activities such as yoga and bocci, which are listed on the main board for you to see when and where things are located for that day.

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The resort is all inclusive, has 24 hour WiFi, a snack bar open all day and night, room service as well as wait service at the pools, an hour per day free to use paddle surf, kayaks, tennis, catamarans for hire, or snorkeling, and much more.

If you are traveling with children, there are other options just as beautiful and accommodating-  Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal, Grand Bahia Principe Coba, and Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, all family-friendly properties as well as being home to the brand’s Bahia Scout program for younger travelers. The options for fun and relaxation are limitless.

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Love golf? You are in luck, because the beautiful course at Riviera Maya Golf Club was designed by the world-renowned Bobby Jones II, and was chosen as one of the top three golf courses in Mexico by Golf & Spa Magazine. The course also ranks in the top five of Golf Digest’s list of best courses in Mexico, so this will be a must putt for any golf enthusiasts.  Featuring an 18-hole course as well as a nine-hole executive course (which takes you through the Mayan jungle, surrounded by  cenotes and natural lakes), the beauty of the area and natural landscape are worked right into the course’s design, you won’t see another like it.

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With so many ways to relax and get away from it all, why spend another week in the cold? The next time you feel the urge to get away, visit to see what best fits your warm weather wishes.

Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos Mexico

A Luxury Adults Only Getaway to Mexico

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When you are looking to vacation without the hassle, to just enjoy yourself in the deluxe accommodations, to indulge on your next trip, you need look no further than Le Blanc All-Inclusive Spa and Resort. Located in popular Los Cabos on the west coast of Mexico, Le Blanc offers everything you are seeking and more.

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This is Le Blanc’s second location, the first being their top rated Cancun resort from Palace Resorts, recognized by AAA as a Five Diamond Awarded brand. With this new location on the opposite coast they have raised the bar. Fine dining, ocean front views, spa and fitness facilities are all added on to the pure natural beauty of the Baja Peninsula.

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Taste enthusiasts will love the variety of foods available during your stay. Le Blanc offers gourmet delicacies with curated menus by world-renowned pastry chef, Antonio Bachour. If you too enjoy baked goods, they are a top choice for me and hard to resist, what could be better than a selection of dishes from a chef who shares that passion.

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If you are all about the water bring plenty of swimwear. The Pacific is just footsteps away for visitors that want to catch some waves, or you can relax in one of the four pools. Maybe an evening under the stars enjoyed from a hot tub? All this talk of water making you thirsty? Float on over to one of the swim-up bars for some internal hydration.

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Vacation just isn’t vacation without some full on relaxation, which for me means time in the spa. Most exciting to me at Le Blanc was their hydrotherapy along with the Asian and European fusion of features. Hot and cold pools, herbal steam sauna, and ice room, which I totally love when going to the Korean spa but have not come across at another resort, make this place stand out.

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From the amazing food, to the tranquil comfort of the rooms, and the shear beauty of Los Cabos you could not pick a better getaway than Le Blanc Spa and Resort for your next trip. Adults Only is just what you may need to relax and unwind in paradise so take advantage of all there is to offer at Le Blanc.

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Everything from the practical to the sublime: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos

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With what limited time we have for vacationing, when we run off, we want our romantic voyages to exceed our wildest imaginations. We want the best of the best, with everything as soothing and simple as can be. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico, has already been awarded the AAA 5 star status. That’s the pinnacle of luxury destinations, with many strict requirements to qualify for your best vacation ever, assuring your pleasure and enjoyment. The property is located right on the beach, but still has 4 pools – including an infinity pool – along with swim up bars, a massive and sumptuous spa with hydrotherapy and special couples’ treatments. Speaking of water, their drinking water is purified – so no worries there, you don’t need to worry about “bottled water only”, saving both your sanity and the environment. 

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Leave your extra stuff at home! With Bulgari toiletries, Chi hair appliances, top shelf liquors, bathrobes,  slippers and umbrellas, you can lighten your load (and not pay ridiculous airport fees) in luxurious style. You can leave your change at home, as well: taxes and tips are included. But should you want some cash, there’s an ATM and currency exchange on site. For those who may require them, there are rooms available for those who are physically challenged and wheelchairs are available, as well as a 24 hour doctor on call.

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For many of us, the best part about traveling is the wonderful and exotic food that you don’t have to cook. As part of the included indulgence, 24 hour room service allows you to stay ensconced all cozy in your room. Sometimes, you just want to lie in. When you want to head out, there are a dozen restaurant options, serving almost anything you could be craving. Whether you want to explore the local Mexican traditional fare, freshly caught seafood, a cornucopia of buffet choices, classic steakhouse cuisine or even a simply perfect pizza, it’s all yours for the asking. Vacation time is the perfect splurge time and Le Blanc makes it worth your while: the world-renowned and award-wining pastry chef, Antonio Bachour, curates all of their menus, cakes, desserts, pastries, breakfast pastries, etc. He was named one of the ten best pastry chefs in America, so you know that your caloric intake sacrifice will be worth it.  Then, of course, you can atone the next day at one of their juice bars if you feel guilty- but I suggest that you leave THAT baggage at home as well. There is a gym on site with state of the art equipment as well as classes that include yoga, spinning, (even a water spinning class, which we tried and loved) and many more that rotate on a daily basis. Check the schedule on the weekly calendar when you arrive, your workout routine doesn’t have to suffer if you don’t want it to.  It’s also a great time to try something new, why not?

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The spa is absolutely amazing, and if you can tear yourself away from the pools and beach, you will want to book a treatment or 20. The spa area is absolutely enormous, at more than 29,000 square feet. You will find a hydrotherapy area, hot and cold plunge pools, tons of lounge chairs, a sauna, herbal steam room, an ice room (with little individual palettes of chilled aloe lotions in ice baths you can massage all over yourself for further cooling), a relaxation lounge, and 25 treatment rooms to  indulge in any spa treatment your heart desires, including some really lovely couples options.

The relaxation areas have some fun and unique lounge options, with teardrop hammock swings big enough for two, various bed-like chaises, cold tiled seats shaped to your body which are great for the temperature rooms and add to the experience, and so many more options.  Bring your bathing suit and prepare to spend some time relaxing on your spa day- you won’t want to leave quickly.

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After you are done being pampered, head back to your room and perhaps order in. Your room comes with full butler service, and it’s amazing to have someone there to assist you when you require it. At one point, I had wanted to put some bath salts into my (amazing) tub, but was out. I called to request some, and the wonderful and thoughtful butler brought about four different scents and options to choose from, as well as extra towels and conditioner ( I have very long hair and he thought I might run out).  What a guy!

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If you want a day out to experience a bit of Mexico, see your butler or guest services, as there are numerous excursions available. Of the options available, we spent the day in Todos Santos- the “magic town”, where we visited the iconic “Hotel California” (yes, THAT one), toured local restaurants and shops along streets with amazing and beautiful historic architecture, and had the good luck to wander upon a festival happening.  We also went whale and dolphin watching with Cabo Dolphin, where we were able to see quite a few species of ocean life. This we highly recommend, the views as we sailed were amazing- bring a waterproof camera.

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If you are looking for a truly relaxing and invigorating experience- yes, it can be both- make your next romantic getaway at Le Blanc Spa Resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico.


Karisma Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya


Traveling with children should not mean that you have to settle for less than the best in accommodations. Karisma Hotels & Resorts understands that the desire for a luxury getaway doesn’t diminish once you have kids, and they want to cater to your unique needs as a family at the Generations Riviera Maya resort.

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Imagine a family trip to Mexico, with spacious suites that measure up to 1200 square feet, complete with a breathtaking view of the white sanded beach. Rooms on floors 1-4 will offer an amenity your family will love: the swim up suites.


With your family in mind, Generations Riviera Maya Resorts offers carefree travel by offering use of the Gourmet Inclusive amenities such as changing tables, cribs, pack & plays, strollers and just about anything you can imagine needing for the comfort of your little one.


Generations Riviera Maya wants your family to be comfortable, but they also want your kids to be entertained and happy too. The Eko Kids Club offers children age 4-12 the chance to experience supervised activities that are environmentally friendly and fun. Babies and toddlers will love the shady Baby Beach Lounges complete with toys and nanny services so that Mom and Dad can take a break and soak up the sun.


A stay at Generations Riviera Maya is not only about fun in the sun. The gourmet factor is worth mentioning as it will speak to your stomach. The Gourmet Inclusive experience includes all gourmet meals served a la carte at any of the four restaurants and two lounges, as well as premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service and personal butler service.
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Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico

Will the winter ever end? Doesn’t it seem like it has been cold and or snowing for a very long time? If you find yourself day dreaming about a going away to a place you can frolic in the sun with your family, you need to keep reading- I am going to tell you about a place that inspires dreams and that turns day dreams into reality.

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The Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort highlights the the family-friendly side of Los Cabos. The pace is set to fun upon arrival when you get a glimpse of the 5 amazing swimming pools including an infinity pool and a kiddie pool.
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Kids are welcomed at The Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort. The Sheraton Adventure Kids Club offers daily activities. My little guy loved the kids beach excursion and the chance to spend an afternoon at the popular Chileno Beach.  The guides kept the kids busy with watersports, building sandcastles, teaching them how to ride the waves, and even giving them snacks and drinks.
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While the kids are busy with adventure, Dad can hit the greens.  With two fantastic courses and a full range of amenities including clinics and lessons from PGA professionals, a clubhouse, and a pro shop. Mom can relax and take advantage of the full spa featured at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort.  There are also stores available for shopping on the premises.
If golfing and the spa don’t sound appealing, you can check out the activities desk and register for fun activities like tequila tasting, beach volleyball, or Spanish lessons.  There is a cute “Kids Club” that you can bring the kids to should you choose to.  It was raining the day we were going to take the little mister man, so they did indoor activities only.  They made a piniata and a Dia Del Muertos sugar skull craft that they were able to keep.  There is also games, toys, video games, TV and movies, puppets, and more to do depending on the age of your child.  Outside and weather permitting, there is a pool and cute water activities.

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5 Kid-Friendly Destinations Around the World

It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season brings around a familiar setting and a yearning for togetherness. For some, family holiday vacations are a yearly tradition. Not only do parents and kids get to travel to new places, but they also learn how different cultures celebrate the holidays.

Of course, travel during the holiday season requires a lot of forethought. Not only do you have to purchase tickets (bus, plane, train) tickets ahead of time, but you have to agree with your family on your destination way beforehand in order to dodge the holiday season rush and price hikes. So, now’s the time to choose your destination, make it a good one.  If you’re running low on ideas, why not consider the following family-friendly destinations?

San Juan, Puerto Rico

One of the most popular U.S. territories and vacation destinations, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is definitely recommended for beach goers. If you and your family are looking to find a good place to have some fun in the sun, this island may just be what you’re looking for. Many cheap airlines are now adding this destination to their itineraries, and tickets are being offered at a bargain value, especially for those traveling with kids. San Juan is also rich with historical sites and is easy to get lost in it’s archaic beauty. It may even give you and your family the photo opp you’ve been looking for to use as the family Christmas card.

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Cancun, Mexico

Much like San Juan, Cancun has beaches for days. Popular for it’s buzzing tourist industry complemented by stretches of golden sands, Cancun has been gaining fame for being one of the best family-friendly tourist destinations in the world. Cancun is abundant in kid-friendly, beach themed attractions while still providing an attractive nightlife for parents; not to mention both airfare and accommodations fit well within budget.
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Have Sippy, I’m Traveling! In Mexico

We are on the move again, this time on our way to Mexico.


We will be staying at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos, checking out the area and some local Day of the Dead festivities and activities (both on and off the resort).  My son and I are pretty excited, and I hope that you are following on my social media channels so you can see the fun as it happens.  (Those of you who are already followers know I share often!)
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