Next year promises extraordinary new properties around the world, from Mexico to London to Sumba. Some are snazzy city hotels while others are immersions into nature or culture. What they share is an independent spirit, a painstaking attention to detail and genuine attention paid to sustainability.
The Best Beaches in Mexico — From Quiet Paradises to Surfing and Party Hot Spots; Meagan Drillinger; Travel+Leisure
The best beaches in Mexico run the spectrum from all-inclusive havens to pristine, wild paradises.
Alfaro Yam Canul motioned forward toward a stretch of dirt heading east from his hometown to a bay on the Caribbean Sea.“It’s ugly,” he said, referring not to the scenery—the outskirts of the Sian Ka’an nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site where dense jungle gives way to turquoise canals and habitats for big cats and rare birds—but to the road itself, which is marked by potholes and patches of mud that slow the rare car crossing it to a crawl.Just 25 miles separate Felipe Carillo Puerto, a Mayan city with a pivotal role in the people’s history, and the beach on the edge of the reserve, though the condition of the road creates a nearly five hour journey that’s hardly ever taken.
A Guide to Snorkeling, Diving, and More Underwater Activities in Riviera Maya; Christina Vercelletto; Oyster
From snorkeling to scuba diving to swimming with turtles, here’s the lowdown on the best things to do underwater — and where to do it — in the Riviera Maya.
Source: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is one of Mexico’s most impressive natural wonders. Interested to know how to get there? Read this article for all you need to know about Sian Ka’an and beyond!
Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage is translated from Mayan as “where the sky is born”; Mayan Explore
Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage is translated from Mayan as “where the sky is born”. It is the first established Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. One of the writer’s preferred tour organizations in this area is Community Tours Sian Ka an.