The familiar open-air Mexican resort pavilion protected by a lofty roof of palm thatch (this one is at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun) is a palapa. Palapas can be enormous structures or palm leaf umbrellas atop a single pole. Palapa is a word invented by the Mayans and borrowed by the Spanish to describe a “pulpous leaf”; their description of a palm...
Curacao is an amazing destination, complete with extraordinary dive sites, thrilling nightlife, and a rich history that continues to welcome guests back year after year. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a few weeks, there is no shortage of exciting things to see and do. But if you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got five that will bring...
Full of beautiful sandy beaches, nine bays, and a stunning variety of flora and fauna, Huatulco is an ideal location for watersports enthusiasts and eco-tourists alike. Learn more about why we love this easygoing destination, awarded the 2017 Crystal Apple Award for “Best Destination”, and start planning your vacation today! Trying to find the right time to visit Huatulco without...
Looking for a memorable way to say “I Do”? With a destination wedding, you can celebrate your love for one another – and enjoy an amazing vacation at the same time. Plus, if you need extra help planning your special day, our Destination Wedding Specialists will be more than happy to assist you throughout the entire process! So, get...
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Mexico’s Pacific Riviera has seen many a tourist in its day with white sand beaches and sparkling nightlife in tourism giants like Acapulco, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. But, there are still some secret escapes that offer the more adventurous tourist tropical bays, secluded beaches and lots of fun. Huatulco is the crown jewel of these hidden gems. Mexico For...
Every morning, before arriving at the beaches of Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, the sun climbs the Sierra Madre Occidental; the mountain spine of Mexico. And on hundreds of plantations spread across the ridges and valleys of the Jalisco Highlands not far to the east of here, that rising sun causes the agave to grow. And when it is...
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
75.2 ° F