Mexico & Panama


Contrasting Boutique Hotels in Mexico City

Mexico City remains a fascinating metropolis. Las Alcobas is a nice hotel from which to explore the tree-lined avenues, verdant parks and fine museums.

Shopping and Strolling Through San Angel in Mexico City

The flourishing San Angel neighborhood in Mexico City, located southwest of downtown, is a charming colonial area perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Panama City Hotel Discoveries

Panama City is evolving into a colorful destination, with activities and attractions worthy of a three- to four-night stay.

Panama City Restaurant Discovery

On this trip to Panama City, we discovered the excellent Madrigal, a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Andres Madrigal.

Highlights of Historic Casco Viejo

The historic quarter of Casco Viejo features restored colonial buildings converted into high-end stores and galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels.

Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo

With more than 44,000 square feet of space, Panama's Biomuseo has eight display rooms for exhibitions related to technology, science and art.

The Canals of Xochimilco

One Mr. Harper's most pleasant memories of his trip to Mexico City was an afternoon spent exploring the canals of Xochimilco on a 30-foot-long trajinera.

Bosque de Chapultepec: The Lungs of Mexico City

The largest urban park in Latin America, Bosque de Chapultepec offers nine museums, a presidential palace, restaurants and more amid 1,695 acres.

Mexico City Restaurant Discoveries

There is no shortage of appealing restaurants in the buzzing Polanco district of Mexico City. Here are the three I most enjoyed.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Panama City and Mexico City

The July Hideaway Report follows Mr. Harper's travels to Panama City and Mexico City. He discovered two new luxury hotels to recommend.

Letter From the Editor: July 2017

A 10-day trip to the exquisite Dordogne valley uncovered two new hideaways. This issue also features Mexico City and Panama City.