Best of the Best 2018 - 593
RANCHO LA PUERTA FITNESS RESORT AND SPA
TECA TE, MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Mountains, Farmland, Chaparral
Embrace all that life at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa has to offer. An easy drive
across the border from San Diego leads you to this gorgeously landscaped destination spa,
which veritably started the wellness craze in the 1940s. The all-inclusive experience includes
scheduled, roundtrip transportation on Saturdays, all meals, guided hikes and yoga and fitness classes, along with lectures and programs that focus on guests' total well-being. Organic
gardens provide ingredients for Slow Food fare; join visiting chefs for tips on healthy cooking in
the hands-on culinary school. Homey folk art fills the 86 airy garden casitas.
50-minute RLP Classic Massage and
30-minute RLP Herbal Wrap, once per stay.
Take part in a silent dinner, during which you
say nary a word while eating your meal. It
helps you connect with and appreciate the
Size: 86 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
HACIENDA TEMOZÓN, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL
TEMOZÓN SU R , MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Village
Recalling the belle epoque era of the Mexican southeast, Hacienda Temozón is a vision in
weathered wooden doors, pastel accents and 18-foot ceilings with exposed rafters. You'll feel
the history here; the hotel was formerly a private estancia. Today, 28 exquisite bedrooms and
suites feature stone walls, iron beds, private plunge pools and cotton hammocks urging you to
sink into a siesta. The Hol Be Spa beckons with its candlelit cenote and indigenous spa products, and the Temozón Restaurant tempts you with international cuisine made from local ingredients. Private dinners for two can be easily arranged.
Lunch or dinner for two from regular
restaurant menu (excluding alcohol, tax and
gratuity), once per stay; signature drink at
check-in; and welcome gift.
The absolute best room is Cuarto del
Patron (Master Suite); it features a private
swimming pool made from the hacienda's
former water tank.
Distance from Merida Airport (MID): 24 miles/38 km
Size: 28 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
MEX ICO, C ENT RA L A MER ICA & SOU T H A M ER I CA
Distance from San Diego Airport (SAN): 32 miles/52 km
HOTEL SOLAR DE LAS ÁNIMAS
TEQU ILA , MEXICO
N E I G H B O R H O O D Magical Town of Tequila
Expect a most enchanted stay at Hotel Solar de las Ánimas. Set in the heart of Tequila - one
of Mexico's famed Pueblos Mágico, or "magical towns" - this colonial-style hotel boasts captivating views of the Tequila volcano and iconic Church of St. James the Apostle next door;
bask in them while sipping an agave margarita at the Sky Bar. High, beamed ceilings, stone
pillars and tiled floors add authentic touches to the 93 guestrooms; local specialties as well as
Mexican haute cuisine are on offer in the inviting restaurant. You'll find a well-lined library and
plenty of loungers around the pool.
VIP agave fields experience.
Tequila is, of course, the fountainhead for
Mexico's national beverage, and the hotel is
home to the largest private tequila cellar in
Latin America. Arrange for a tasting.
Distance from Guadalajara Airport (GDL): 42 miles/67 km
Size: 93 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Casual