The Many Moods Of MexicoPosted on: 19 March 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves
No matter what you are seeking, the many moods of Mexico offer a variety of experiences difficult to match anywhere else.
Where else can you climb a pyramid in the morning, snorkel before lunch, shop for exquisite crafts, dine on authentic Mexican cuisine and dance until dawn?
Ranging from romance, adventure and ecotourism to golf, watersports, cuisine, arts and culture, Mexico's many moods are sure to fulfill your travel needs. Discover one or many.
Boutique hotels provide a restful haven and allow travellers to explore another side of Mexican hospitality.
From secluded beachfront bungalows to ritzy private haciendas Mexico's boutique hotels are the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Many of these smaller hotels offer luxurious amenities such as spa treatments and even private butlers. Others simply offer a tranquil and comfortable haven where visitors can get away from it all.
Casa Natalia - San Jose Del Cabo
The 14 guestrooms and 2 spa suites of the Casa Natalia are all furnished with regional Mexican décor. Guests can take a dip in the heated pool complete with cascading waterfalls or sit at the outdoor palapa bar and sip a fruity drink. The two suites feature private whirlpool spas on large terraces. For those guests who wish to truly pamper themselves while on vacation, in-room spa services including massage, manicures, facials and hairstyling are available. Step outside of the hotel and guests find themselves in an ecological preserve that is home to exotic plants and birds. The hotel is surrounded by picturesque colonial buildings, shops and restaurants offering travelers the finest in Mexican cuisine and crafts. For more information on the Casa Natalia hotel visit CasaNatalia.
Hotelito Desconocido - Puerto Vallarta
Called the "Little Unknown Hotel," the Hotelito Desconocido is a real treat for those who happen to stumble upon it. Guests stay in palafitos, bungalows perched on stilts over a lagoon. Owned by Italian designer Marcello Murzilli, the rooms have a rustic feel to them while maintaining all the amenities of a luxury hotel including fine European linens, and thick, oversized bath towels. Soft mosquito netting is draped over each bed and candles fill the room with a golden glow. The water is heated by solar power and ceiling fans provide the perfect breeze to fall asleep with. Guests are encouraged to use only the hotels own hand-made soaps, shampoos and natural bath oils. The hotel has 5 standard rooms, 11 rooms on the beach, 5 suites and 3 master suites each decorated in traditional Mexican fashion. For more information visit Hotelito.
Casa Piazza - Manzanillo
Located in the exclusive community of La Punta, Casa Piazza is a hidden jewel of this coastal town. Guests of this 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bathroom vacation villa set at the tip of the Santiago peninsula can enjoy living in the lap of luxury with a staff of four catering to the visitor's every need. Whether sipping cool margaritas on the terrace or sunning on the private beach, the Casa Piazza makes for the perfect getaway. Complete with rooftop palapa to enjoy the beautiful Manzanillo sunsets, this hideaway also features a wine cellar, satellite dish, video library, Mexican tile floors and a number of other comforts. For more information on the Casa Piazza, visit CasaPiazza.
Casa Quetzal - San Miguel De Allende
Owned by Quetzal Films, and a principal board member of FACINE A.C., a non-profit film organization, this hotel was created due to the company's need to provide sophisticated accommodations to visiting producers and star talent. The suites offer all the comforts of home including living and dining room, kitchenette, satellite TV and telephone. The Zen, Karma and Voodoo suites are all decorated with individual themes and include amenities such as fluffy bathrobes, daily in-room breakfast and morning newspaper and a San Miguel guidebook. The friendly staff will be happy to arrange a horseback riding trip, hot air balloon ride, golf or tennis game or cultural excursion. For more information on the Casa Quetzal visit CasaQuetzalHotel.
Casa Vieja - Mexico City
Located in the heart of Mexico City's Polanco District known for its upscale shops, restaurant and galleries, the Casa Vieja hotel welcomes visitors with its sweeping terraces and delicious Mexican cuisine. The bougainvillea draped building has 9 rooms and a luxurious spa. Each suite comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen and a hydromassage bathtub. Guests can enjoy a drink in the lounge or a succulent dinner at the La Terraza restaurant. Within walking distance from galleries, performance centers, restaurants and parks, the Casa Vieja is a sanctuary from the bustling city scene. For more information visit Casavieja.
Meson Sacristia De La Compania - Puebla
Just two blocks from the Zocalo is the Meson Sacristia, a charming antique filled hotel that magically transports guests to 19th century Mexico. The owners of the hotel, the Espinoza family, have been collecting and selling antiques in the Los Sapos area of town for many years. For this reason, if a guest likes a piece they see in their room or in the restaurant, they can purchase it. The hotel also features an antique shop where visitors can buy tapestries, religious art, furniture and figurines. Their award-winning restaurant serves up the finest in Mexican cuisine accompanied by nightly live music in a beautiful courtyard setting. For more information on the Meson Sacristia visit Mesones-Sacristia.
For more information on Mexico's many boutique hotels, visit Mexico Boutique Hotels.
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