South of the border
Design-led hotels, exquisite cuisine, city hideaways – Mexico should be on every travelista’s wish list
We spotlight some of Mexico’s most captivating vacay havens
As independent travel continues to boom in Mexico, several new hotels with an emphasis on style and sustainability have been quietly springing up. Far removed from the mega-resorts that permeate tourist strips like Cancun, these gems are all about design and sophistication. For the ultimate combo of tropical greenery and sandy bliss, the Habitas Tulum on the Yucatán Peninsula ticks every box for a ‘fly and flop’. In Baja California, the beautifully retro Hotel San Cristóbal sits within a surfer’s paradise. And the walletfriendly Casa Fayette is the first design hotel in Guadalajara, the country’s second-largest metropolis. In frenetic Mexico City, Hotel Carlota is a sanctuary that perfectly symbolises the city’s status as World Design Capital for 2018. And the Hotel Amapa in Puerto Vallarta has been generating a buzz all year. That’s your next holiday sorted. Arriba! Arriba!
CLOCKWISE FROMTOP left Rustic furnishings create a laid-back feel in the lounge; take a dip in the infinity pool; and book an Ocean room to have the Caribbean outside your door