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The Myriad of Mexican Resorts: Spotlight on Resort Levels 

In case you missed our February 2024 Inspiring Itinerary: The Perfect Myriad of Mexico Vacation, you can find here, but also, highlighted below are the many reasons…

Why Mexico is a Top Vacation Destination


Mexico is famous for its rich culture, its ancient sacred sites, its masterful culinary scene, and its indescribably beautiful beaches, among many other things. And, with its proximity to the United States, and its relative affordability, Mexico has become one of the most sought after vacation destinations, especially for Americans. 

In addition, Mexico seems to have embraced the tourism it attracts, and has cultivated an impressive collection of all types of resorts, from luxury and All-Inclusive resorts to boutique hotels focused on wellness, nature, and cultural immersion, as well as a myriad of other themes. 


With the variety of experiences Mexico offers, you can hand-pick the perfect vacation for whatever kind of journey you’re seeking, from a family vacation to a romantic escape to an epic adventure. Looking for a completely All-Inclusive, relaxing and rejuvenating getaway? Mexico has an incredible array of All-Inclusive resorts to choose from. Need to keep the kiddos and teens busy with thrilling activities, such as zip-lining and waterfall chasing? Mexico has tons of adventurous excursions whatever level of thrill you’re seeking. Got a history buff on your hands? Mexico is rich with historical sites and ruins of ancient civilizations with stories that will tickle the brain of even the most knowledgeable history buff!

Or, why choose just one type of vacation, when you can experience a little bit of everything on your Perfect Myriad of Mexico Vacation? No matter what destination you choose within Mexico, you’ll find some adventure, some relaxation, some cultural immersion, and some captivating history, all with the most fabulous cuisine and luxurious accommodations along the way!

The Myriad of Mexican Resorts by Level

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With so many fabulous locations in Mexico to choose between, from the Riviera Maya and Cancun, to Los Cabos, to Puerto Vallarta, and so many more, deciding on a destination is only the first step! Then you get to choose your perfect resort! 

But don’t worry, if decision-making feels overwhelming, your favorite Love of the Magic Vacations Travel Advisor knows exactly how to figure out which location, and which resort are perfect for you!

To give you an idea of what’s available, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite Resorts, all at different levels, to show you what each “level” has to offer. If you’re familiar with the Disney Resort levels of Deluxe, Moderate, and Value (as so many of us Disney Fans are, am I right?), we’ve chosen a Resort in Mexico that corresponds with each to spotlight for this Blog. However, don’t forget, this is just a sampling of the myriad of Resorts available in Mexico, so don’t be afraid to tell your favorite LOTMV Travel Advisor exactly what you’re looking for, so s/he can be sure you choose the one that’s perfect for YOU. 

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“Deluxe” Level Resort Group: Grand Velas

Spotlight on Grand Velas Los Cabos

Spread out along the scenic beauty of Baja, Mexico, this resort promises a sensory escape like no other. From its awe-inspiring triple-height lobby overlooking the majestic ocean to its meticulously curated suites adorned with local artwork and thoughtful amenities, every corner invites guests to immerse themselves in the essence of tranquility.

Guests can indulge in a wine experience boasting the region’s finest collections or embark on a culinary journey through seven distinct dining venues:

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– Azul: Offering both à la carte and buffet menus featuring local favorites and grilled selections.

– Cabrilla: Serving a varied menu of fresh ceviches and seafood, conveniently located next to the pool.

– Velas 10: Tempting guests with a menu of seafood and steak showcasing the chef’s daily creations.

– Lucca: Inviting families to gather around a table and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while savoring a scrumptious menu of seafood, meats, and fresh pastas.

– Piaf: Transporting diners to the romantic ambiance of 1940s Paris, this restaurant offers the art of French cuisine accompanied by live music.

– Frida: Celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Mexico with exceptional cuisine and live music, each dish at Frida is a masterpiece reflecting the legacy of the iconic painter Frida Kahlo.

– Cocina De Autor: Providing a creative culinary experience under the guidance of Two Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte, who infuses the menu with imported delicacies and inspiration from his own experiences.

In addition to these restaurant choices, there are also bars and lounges where guests can imbibe and indulge even more, in true vacation style. 

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For relaxation, the lavish SE Spa beckons with its rejuvenating treatments, while oceanfront yoga sessions offer a serene way to refresh the mind and body.

Families can delight in modern kids’ and teens’ clubs, ensuring that younger guests have as memorable a stay as their adult counterparts. And as night falls, there’s no better way to end a perfect day than by stargazing from a seaside balcony, soaking in the legendary skies of Cabo.

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From the intimate Grand Class Suite, ideal for romantic getaways with its private plunge pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez, to the opulent Governor Suite, replete with exclusive amenities like a private bar and spa bathroom, each accommodation offers a sanctuary of luxury and comfort.

Guests are pampered with round-the-clock concierge services, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and nightly turn-down service, ensuring every moment is tailored to perfection. The all-inclusive package extends to resort activities, gourmet dining experiences, and top-shelf beverages, promising a hassle-free retreat for all.

Cabo Mexico

Beyond the resort’s confines, guests can explore nearby attractions such as the vibrant cities of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, indulge in outdoor adventures like sport fishing and whale watching, or tee off at world-class golf courses just a stone’s throw away.

Whether seeking a romantic escape, a family getaway, or simply a moment of serenity amidst breathtaking surroundings, this Baja resort offers an unforgettable retreat for discerning travelers seeking the ultimate in luxury and relaxation.

Cabo Mexico

Grand Velas Locations:

What’s better than this one Grand Velas Resort? Multiple Grand Velas Resorts, of course! While each Grand Velas location has its own distinct flair, each has the same “Deluxe” quality accommodations. Here are the four Resorts in the Grand Velas Collection:

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, located near Puerto Vallarta

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located in Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Los Cabos, located in Los Cabos

Grand Velas Boutique Hotel Los Cabos, located in Los Cabos (and Adult-Only)

Mexico Resort

“Moderate” Level Resort Group: Xcaret

Spotlight on Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the lush Riviera Maya jungle, Hotel Xcaret Mexico beckons as a sanctuary infused with Mexican traditions and culture. It’s more than just a resort; it’s an immersive experience that harmonizes luxury with nature. Conveniently situated near the renowned Xcaret Park, this destination promises an authentic getaway like no other.

Accommodations at Hotel Xcaret Mexico blend premium luxury with natural surroundings. Each suite boasts thoughtful amenities, from minibars to Jacuzzis, inviting guests to unwind amidst contemporary designs accented by handcrafted Mexican artistry. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, winding rivers, or the enchanting jungle, setting the tone for an unforgettable stay.

Mexico Resort

Service is paramount here, with offerings such as 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi access, and personalized assistance. The ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE® program goes beyond traditional all-inclusive offerings, granting access to Experiencias Xcaret’s nature parks and tours, along with a myriad of dining experiences.

Speaking of dining, Hotel Xcaret Mexico presents a culinary journey through Mexico’s diverse flavors:

– La Trajinera: Fusion of land and sea delights with a Caribbean flair.

– La Cantina – Mexican Steak House: Traditional cantina environment with a focus on steaks.

– Ha’: Intimate and chic atmosphere showcasing contemporary Mexican cuisine.

– Mercado 17: A vibrant buffet experience highlighting flavors from different regions of Mexico.

– Chibali: Family-friendly buffet restaurant featuring themed tidbit stations.

– Teatro del Rio: Classic dinner-show lounge experience with a tasting menu.

– Xin-Gao: Journey through Asian cuisine in a breathtaking setting.

– Fuego Restaurant: Renewed flavors of yesterday crafted with artistry.

– Las Playas: Grilled specialties with ocean views.

– Las Cuevas: Unique culinary delights served in a gallery of caves.

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After indulging in delectable cuisine, guests can explore a wealth of recreational activities, from lazy river rides to invigorating spa treatments at Muluk Spa. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the well-equipped gyms, while children can immerse themselves in the Kids Club’s enriching cultural activities.

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For those planning events, Hotel Xcaret Mexico offers an array of versatile spaces, from beachfront venues to historic haciendas, ensuring every occasion is unforgettable. Whether it’s a corporate gathering or a romantic wedding, the resort’s unique locales set the stage for an extraordinary experience.

Mexico Resort

In essence, Hotel Xcaret Mexico isn’t just a destination; it’s a gateway to Mexico’s rich tapestry of culture, nature, and luxury, inviting guests to embark on a journey of discovery and relaxation amidst breathtaking surroundings.

Xcaret Locations

Mexico Resort

As one of the premier resort groups in Mexico, Xcaret has multiple resorts to choose from. While all three resorts are located in the Riviera Maya and Cancun area, each resort offers guests a unique experience. The three Xcaret Resorts are:

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, located in Riviera Maya, and fully family-friendly

Hotel Xcaret Arte, located in Riviera Maya, and for guests ages 16 and above

La Casa De La Playa, located in Riviera Maya, and Adults-Only

Mexico Resort

“Value” Level Resort Group: Iberostar

Spotlight on Iberostar Selection Playa Mita

Tucked in between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains in Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, lies the inviting Iberostar Selection Playa Mita. Here, guests are welcomed to a tropical haven boasting endless golden beaches and a year-round balmy climate, promising an unforgettable Mexican getaway. Just a convenient 25-mile journey from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, this resort provides easy access to the region’s top attractions.

Amidst the lush tropical landscape, Iberostar Selection Playa Mita invites guests to indulge in all-inclusive luxury, where international cuisine, exciting activities, and a paradise-like setting merge seamlessly. With 452 meticulously designed guestrooms and suites, featuring 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs, and private balconies, every aspect of comfort is meticulously attended to.

Mexico Resort

Guests can take advantage of amenities such as concierge services and babysitting, ensuring a worry-free stay. The all-inclusive package offers access to a variety of entertainment programs, facilities, and dining experiences, including five exceptional restaurants:

– El Nopal: Offering both international and local fare.

– La Bahia: Sizzling steaks grilled to perfection.

– Tsuba: Tempting sushi, sashimi, and Japanese favorites.

– Pacific Express: Delectable French and international dishes.

– El Cuate Pancho: Authentic Mexican cuisine.

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After a day of indulgence, guests can unwind at the array of bars, each offering its own unique ambiance and selection of beverages.

Recreation options are plentiful, with opportunities to enjoy the Pacific Ocean from the beach or one of the three outdoor pools. Guests can partake in water sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing, or stay on land for options like tennis, basketball, soccer, and more. Nightly entertainment, including professional shows and live music, ensures the fun continues after dark.

Mexico Resort

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the renowned Litibu Golf Club, boasting an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman amidst breathtaking ocean views. For ultimate relaxation, Sensations Spa offers exclusive treatments, seafront massages, and hydrotherapy sessions.

The Fit&Fun program provides guests with numerous ways to stay healthy and active during their stay, complemented by deliciously healthy cuisine options. Nearby attractions beckon exploration, with towns like Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta offering a taste of local culture and adventure.

Mexico Waterfall

Children are well-catered to at the Star Camp, where age-appropriate activities and outdoor games abound. The Aqua Fun water park, dedicated kids’ pool, and special menu offerings ensure a memorable experience for young guests, making Iberostar Selection Playa Mita the perfect destination for families and friends alike.


Iberostar Locations in Mexico

While the Iberostar Resort Collection has locations all over the world, there are a variety of locations throughout Mexico to choose from. Iberostar’s 11 Resorts in Mexico include:

Iberostar Grand Paraiso, located in Riviera Maya

Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya Suites, located in Riviera Maya

Iberostar Paraiso Beach, located in Riviera Maya

Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, located in Riviera Maya

Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo, located in Riviera Maya

Iberostar Selection Cancun, located in Cancun

Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun, located in Cancun

Iberostar Selection Playa Mita, located in Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit

Iberostar Tucan, located in Playa del Carmen

Iberostar Quetzal, located in Playa del Carmen

Iberostar Cozumel, located in Cozumel

Mexico Resort

Ready to Plan?

If you are ready to experience everything Mexico has to offer for yourself, and would like to plan your own Mexican Vacation to one of these fabulous resorts, or to any other resort you prefer, I would love to help you plan! Contact me today at to get started! And of course, whether you want to journey to the beaches, ruins and cities of Mexico, or plan your next adventure somewhere totally different, I will work with you to create the unique experience you’re looking for. 




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