San Miguel de Allende is one of our favorite colonial cities in central Mexico. We stayed at three new hideaways but only one made the cut.
Puebla has much to offer visitors: It is pedestrian-friendly, well-preserved and full of churches, museums and bars -- and now it has two luxury hotels.
We ate well in Puebla, which has a deep culinary heritage and is known for its mole poblano. Here are four restaurants we particularly enjoyed.
We've long recommended two hotels in San Miguel, but a number of hideaways have recently opened in renovated colonial-era buildings. We booked a stay at three.
Because of the influx of wealthy tourists, both foreign and domestic, San Miguel de Allende has an abundance of fine restaurants. Here are seven worth visiting.
The state of Guanajuato doesn't have much of a fine winemaking tradition, but traditions have to start sometime. Cuna de Tierra Winery proves that time is now.
One of the great pleasures of visiting San Miguel de Allende is strolling between galleries and boutiques. The city has plenty of both. Here are the best.
Fans of San Miguel's colonial architecture, fine restaurants and mild climate will find much to love about Puebla. Founded in 1531, it feels much less touristy.
With cobblestoned streets, colonial architecture and strong cultural scene -- plus new places to eat and shop -- San Miguel de Allende is a haven for travelers.
Imagine charming cobbled streets, ornate baroque churches and atmospheric palaces, and more often than not it's Europe that comes to mind.
In this series, we explore how Spanish and indigenous cultures combine in colonial cities (Morelia, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende) to intoxicating effect.
Explore Mexico's thriving craft traditions.
Like tequila, mezcal is distilled from the juice of the piña, the fruit of the agave plant.
Those staying in Morelia or on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico have easy access to the fascinating remains of the ancient Purépecha civilization, also known as the Tarascans.
A video of our visit to Hacienda Ucazanaztacua, Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico as reviewed in the November 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.
Mexico’s cool central highlands have provided some of my most memorable experiences of the country.
Mexican cuisine is far more sophisticated than is often assumed. Each region has its own specialties, and ingredients that are fresh, local and seasonal.
It is possible to explore this region as a day trip from Morelia, but I highly recommend spending two or three nights at the remarkable Hacienda Ucazanaztacua.
View a sampling of the interior Mexican cuisine encountered on Andrew Harper's recent trip to Mexico.
Set on a hilltop outside of Cuernavaca, the Aztec city of Xochicalco sees relatively few visitors, and we had the city’s pyramids, plazas, palaces and ball courts almost entirely to ourselves.
Historic Cuernavaca lies 53 miles south of Mexico City. In 1529, Hernan Cortes ordered the construction of a hacienda 28 miles outside of town. This later served as the headquarters of Emiliano Zapata during the Mexican Revolution. Now a hotel, the Hacienda San Gabriel de Las Palmas does not hide its pedigree, leaving atmospheric and partially overgrown ruins interspersed among mature tropical gardens.
Huitlacoche quesadillas at the Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués *Huitlacoche*, a mushroom-like fungus, appears on few menus outside of Mexico, where diners have enjoy
Driving an hour south of Cuernavaca, Mexico, through countryside bursting with blue morning glories and giant yellow marigolds, we reached the red roofs and cobbled streets of unspoiled Taxco.