After working through the latest and greatest data from a wide variety of independent sources, travel editors at U.S. News & World Report have come up with the “crème de la crème” of resorts and hotels throughout Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations.
Here, we’ve put together a summary of each top-named destination, including interesting tidbits and contact information:
#10 Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
With scenic views of the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, this hotel offers private terraces, personal hot tubs and private hammocks. Activities include golf, horseback riding, sailing and snorkeling, while an award-winning spa offers a variety of luxury treatments. Other awards: AAA Four Diamond winner; named one of Travel+Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Hotels.’
(624) 145 6400
#9 Capella Ixtapa
Located south of Puerto Vallarta and just north of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, this exceptional Pacific Coast property features oceanfront views, intimate dining, legendary concierge service and a fabulous spa. Private plunge pools and chic surroundings complete the experience at this resort, which is making an appearance on this list for the second year in a row. Other awards: Received a 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice award; 2014 AAA Four Diamond winner; named on Condé Nast Traveler Gold lists.
(755) 555 1100
#8 Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Located along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast in the Riviera Maya, just north of Playa del Carmen and just south of the Cancun International Airport, this destination offers Asian-inspired décor, private villas with their very own plunge pools and lagoon boat tours. A spa, fabulous golf course and other activities are also available. Other awards: Named one of Mexico’s best seaside hideaways by Coastal Living Magazine; named one of the top hotels for romance by TripAdvisor.
(984) 877 3688
#7 La Casa Que Canta
Situated not far from Ixtapa and just north of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, the guest experience at this boutique property is all about personal touches and excellent service service, featuring spacious suites stocked with fresh fruit, a CLARINS spa, traditional Mexican restaurants and complimentary activities, such as cooking classes and snorkeling. Other awards: Recognized by Travel+Leisure’s 2013 list of resorts with the best cuisine in Mexico; recognized by Travel+Leisure’s 2013 list of resorts offering the best service in Mexico.
(800) 710 9345
#6 Capella Pedregal
Offering a relaxing place to unwind in Cabo San Lucas, this resort boasts calm ocean views and easy beach access, along with complimentary welcome margaritas, ocean views from every room and nightly turndown service. Personal assistants are available upon request. Other awards: Earned a place on the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold list; 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award winner.
(624) 163 4300
#5 Rosewood Mayakoba
Also in the Riviera Maya’s luxurious Mayakoba resort complex near Playa del Carmen, this destination always seems to appear near the top of any list naming the world’s best hotels. Here, visitors enjoy a secluded jungle atmosphere that focuses on relaxation and rejuvenation. An on-site spa, all-suite accommodations, private plunge pools, outdoor terraces and rooftop sun decks complete the experience. Other awards: Named on the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold list; 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award winner.
(984) 875 8000
#4 St. Regis Punta Mita
Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, overlooking scenic Banderas Bay along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, guests here will enjoy a variety of entertainment and lodging options, including a 10,000 square-foot spa, a children’s club, two nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses and a variety of complimentary activities. Other awards: 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award winner; named one of the world’s best hotels in 2014 by Travel+Leisure.
(329) 291 5800
#3 Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Known for its outstanding architecture and breathtaking natural location, this vacation property has a colonial flare and eclectic façade. Located near the heart of downtown San Miguel de Allende, high in the mountains of central Mexico, guests enjoy easy access to the city’s many attractions, along with on-site activities, spacious suites and inventive cuisine. Other awards: 2014 AAA Four Diamond Award winner; named on the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold list.
(415) 152 9700
#2 Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
The Rosewood brand makes its third appearance on the list with this major award-winning resort and hotel near Cabo San Lucas along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, which features chic, sophisticated accommodations, including limestone floors, oversized tubs and private balconies. Additional amenities include fabulous cuisine and a wide variety of specialty spa treatments. Other awards: 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award winner; named one of the world’s best hotels in 2014 by Travel+Leisure.
(624) 144 2800
#1 Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués
Located in Acapulco, this upscale property moved up four spots on this year’s list to reach #1, gaining recognition for its breathtaking views and dramatic cliff side construction overlooking Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Amenities include large villas with an open-air design, and guests enjoy easy access to a wide variety of activities, such as horseback riding, cliff diving and golf. Other awards: AAA Five Diamond Award winner; named on the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold list.