Relaxing on the beach at the Playa Gran Caribe in Cancun, Mexico. Photo courtesy Gran Caribe

Cancun and Playa del Carmen: What’s New at Mexico’s Top Destinations

These two Mexican destinations have long been a favorite for beach lovers. Here's how they are changing -- and where to stay while you're there.

Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is rich with wildlife, including one of the largest sea lion colonies in Mexico. At Los Islotes, a small island at the northern end of Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, you can dive or snorkel with these playful creatures.
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Humans and Gray Whales Meet at Magdalena Bay

In Mexico’s Magdalena Bay, the curiosity between humans and gray whales is mutual. Part three in our series, "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz"
Snorkeling with whale sharks near Cancun.

Swimming with Whale Sharks: Cancun’s Gentle Giants

From May through September, whale sharks frequent the waters near Cancun. Here's how you can experience them up close.

Adventure by Rail in Mexico’s Copper Canyon

Aboard the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, travelers pass through Mexico's scenic Copper Canyon, stopping at hillside villages and staying at comfortable Balderrama hotels along the way.

Loreto, Baja California: Legends of the Amazon Queen Calafia

This quiet Mexican city has an unusual history -- and it's rich in colonial ambiance.
Housing is affordable in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Photo by Carol L. Bowman

What It’s Like to Live as an Expat: Lake Chapala, Mexico

Ever considered moving to Mexico? Read on for an insider's look at life in the Lake Chapala region of Mexico, from the affordable cost of living to healthcare to the warm, sunny weather. Living as an expat in Mexico definitely has its benefits.
Sunset over the Sea of Cortez atVilla del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto. Flickr/Kirt Edblom

Flying Rays in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez near Loreto, Mexico is rich with sea life, especially flying mobula rays. While staying at Villa del Palmar Beach and Spa Resort, a travelers experiences these magnificent animals up close.

Traveling in Taste: A Mexican Culinary Vacation

Learn about local culture while cooking authentic palette pleasing meals with chef Pilar Cabrera.
Art markets are a great way to spend a day in Mexico.

Mexico City’s Oldest Traditional Art Market

Pablo Neruda said it best, “Mexico is in its markets." The Tianguis Artesanal Tenanitla Market is the oldest traditional art market in Mexico City.
Pool at Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya. Photo by Carrie Dow

Relax in the Riviera Maya at the Fairmont Mayakoba

Unwind at a canal-side casita at the Fairmont Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, part of the beautiful Riviera Maya.
Mineral de Pozos. Photo by Flickr/Alejandro Correa

Back to the Future in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Mineral de Pozos is being touted as the upcoming escape for artists and writers, and a renaissance is unfolding in building restoration.

Flavors of Mexico City: Where the Locals Eat

Roving mariachi bands, cockfighting pits, mechanical bulls and outstanding tacos: now that’s real Mexico City dining.
Los Tuxtlas, flickr by Bit Jager

Los Tuxtlas: Mysterious Mexico

Home to 60 percent of Mexico’s birds and wild landscape that changes from sierra to swamps and rivers, Lox Tuxtlas is perfect for adventure.