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2 Eco Friendly Resorts in Mexico We Love

There are many new eco-friendly resorts that are starting to pop up around the world. Enjoy the perfect combination of fun and responsibility on your next vacation by staying at an environmentally friendly resort. Consider a green getaway to help preserve your favorite vacation destinations for years to come. Whether you’re passionate about sustainability or just want to make a difference, you can feel better knowing that you’re enjoying the best aspects of a beachfront vacation while simultaneously preserving the environment. Each of the hotels featured below go above and beyond to be as eco-friendly as possible by participating in endeavors such as beach clean-ups, wildlife preservations, recycling programs, and more. Guests can also participate by choosing to reuse towels and sheets, conserving water, and learning about innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Many of the properties have also been recognized by some of the leading eco-friendly organizations such as the Rainforest Alliance and Green Globe for their outstanding initiatives. From the breathtaking shores of Cancun to the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, there are environmentally responsible resorts in destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Positively impact the world today by booking an unforgettable vacation to one of our eco-friendly resorts.

Barcelo Maya Beach Resort

Located on a private beach spanning over one mile, this newly renovated resort is comprised of four hotels – Maya Beach, Maya Caribe, Maya Colonial, and Maya Tropical. Perfect for families, couples, and singles looking for both luxury and excitement, this all-inclusive oasis offers spectacular options for dining, activities, and more.

Explore beautiful walking trails and paths that are perfect for those looking to relax while taking a leisurely stroll, or who want to take in the scenery while going for a heart pumping jog. Workout in the new state-of-the-art fitness center or try the hydro therapy circuit available at the Spa. If sports are more to your liking, you’ll enjoy tennis, basketball, soccer, mini golf, bowling, billiards, and an arcade. Enjoy a variety of watersports available at the Watersports and Dive Center. Nightly activities include live shows with professionally choreographed routines, a nightclub, and a teens club (ages 13-17).

Traveling with children has never been easier thanks to Barcy’s Kids Club. Daily activities for little ones ages 4-12 are available from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. If spending time outside is more to your child’s liking, Pirates Island Water Park is sure to impress. Complete with two pools and a variety of other water activities, your child will always be entertained!

When you’ve worked up an appetite after all your fun in the sun, visit one of 17 delicious restaurants. From a la carte to buffets and snack bars, there’s no shortage of options here. You’ll also be able to choose from 14 bars, all crafting specialty drinks to satisfy your taste buds.

Barcelo Huatulco Beach Resort


Extra Value: Includes up to a $500 resort credit (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions apply).
Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has received Gold Certification from Green Globe, has an established beach clean-up program, and places fencing around nesting areas on the beach in order to protect baby turtles.

Barcelo Huatulco Beach rests upon a shimmering beach at the head of Tangolunda Bay, the largest of the nine secluded bays of Huatulco. Built in a contemporary Mexican style, this is a prestigious resort in Huatulco, known for its luxury and green sustainability. A distinctive resort where you’ll enjoy a variety of land and water sports, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful grounds, the swimming pool, or just go for a stroll along the sapphire waves of the Pacific Ocean, as they are all just a few steps from your room.

Located only 25 minutes from the airport and only ten minutes from Santa Cruz Bay and the main village of La Crucecita, Barcelo Huatulco Beach features six restaurants that serve everything from sushi to regional Mexican cuisine. Step up to one of five bars and enjoy unlimited domestic drinks. Lounge the day away beside one of two outdoor swimming pools. Be sure to visit the swim-up bar for a tropical treat, or work up a sweat, day or night, on the floodlit tennis courts.

Enjoy a whole host of sporting activities offered by the hotel, or stroll through the magnificent grounds and take in a wide variety of entertainment and daily live shows. The smallest members of the family can take part in supervised activities at the mini-club, hit a hole-in-one at miniature golf, or take a dip in the children’s pool.

Golfers will be challenged at the Campo de Golf Tangolunda, just five minutes away! A spectacular 18-hole, par-72 professional Golf Course designed by Mario Schjetnan Dantan and Pedro Gftereca Gurrola, the breezy green Tangolunda Golf Course stretches for 6,851 yards down Tangolunda Valley to the bay.

A true paradise by the sea, Barcelo Huatulco Beach awaits your arrival for the perfect getaway.

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Hanging Out in Huatulco, Mexico #travel

Nine bays, no limits.

Huatulco (wah-tool-co) is one of Mexico’s most relaxed tourist destinations, located on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast at the edge of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Oaxaca. 22-miles of picturesque beaches dot the nearly virgin Pacific coastline while nine bays make Huatulco a watersports lover’s dream. Be sure to take a trip around Huatulco’s nine bays to discover the stunning surroundings, hidden beaches, and flora and fauna. Deluxe modern resorts are set amidst a natural unspoiled setting on Tangolunda Bay. Peaceful and romantic Conejos Bay offers golden sand beaches and sapphire waters. The hemisphere’s first eco-tourism resort, EarthCheck certification has been awarded to Huatulco for its high environmental standards.

Some of our favorite resorts

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

Conejos Bay, with its golden sand, beautiful rock formations and sapphire waters, welcomes Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, a AAA 4 Diamond Award Winner and part of the Secrets brand, voted Best Hotel Chain by Apple Vacationers. This spectacular adults only (18+) resort is gently carved into the natural landscape to give all rooms a magnificent view. The exclusive amenities of Unlimited-Luxury® start with endless meals, snacks and premium beverages, pool and beach wait service, and 24-hour room and concierge service – all without the wristband that many resorts require. Suites offer a daily refreshed premium mini bar and spectacular views, while select accommodations provide a furnished patio, balcony, terrace Jacuzzi, or swim-out pool access. Enjoy unlimited activities, including windsurfing and snorkeling, and live nightly entertainment. Guests will indulge in some of the finest international fare at any of the seven gourmet á la carte restaurants, a buffet, and more – all without reservations. Enjoy nearby golf at Campo de Golf Tangolunda or pamper yourself at the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia with tranquil treatments.

Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa

Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, perfectly placed on Tangolunda Bay, one of the largest and most beautiful bays, is a sanctuary of both leisure and adventure for families, couples, singles, and friends. Enjoy endless day and night activities and all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury where everything is included.

All rooms and suites boast amazing views, elegant design, and comfort. Amenities include a private terrace, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juices, bottled water, and beer, 24-hour room service, and other lavish luxuries. Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive exceptional services and world-class amenities.

 

Quinta Real Huatulco

Bask in warmth and luxury in an exquisite Mexican atmosphere in beautiful Huatulco. Quinta Real Huatulco is located in Huatulco, Mexico, about 13 miles east of Bahias de Huatulco.

Double Moorish domed buildings mark this romantic and relaxing hotel. The small clusters of suites are integrated into the sloping hill near Tangolunda Bay and offer spectacular views of the Tangolunda Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.

Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco

Experience a spectacular vacation on a private beach on Tangolunda Bay. Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco is located in Huatulco, Mexico, about 14 miles east of Bahias de Huatulco International Airport.

One of the most exclusive resorts in the Bays of Huatulco, this shimmering sanctuary combines Mexican and Mediterranean architectural styles with 27 acres of gardens, fountains and waterfalls. Its unique, stacked design is submerged in a breathtaking natural setting, featuring a monumental, 120-meter length swimming pool, sculpted in front of the complex with a view over the Bay and endless crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Barcelo Huatulco Beach Resort

Barcelo Huatulco Beach rests upon a shimmering beach at the head of Tangolunda Bay, the largest of the nine secluded bays of Huatulco. Built in a contemporary Mexican style, this is a prestigious resort in Huatulco, known for its luxury and green sustainability. A distinctive resort where you’ll enjoy a variety of land and water sports, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful grounds, the swimming pool, or just go for a stroll along the sapphire waves of the Pacific Ocean, as they are all just a few steps from your room.

Contact Traveline for more information or give us a call at 1-888-700-8747.

 

 

Learn More About Ixtapa in Mexico

Ixtapa is a modern world-class resort area with a 600-slip marina, top hotels, restaurants and nightclubs and beautiful golden beaches ideal for watersports of all kinds. Choose from a wide variety of exciting excursions like snorkeling at Ixtapa Island. Ixtapa’s two world-class, 18-hole golf courses make this tropical destination a haven for golf enthusiasts. The courses are located at opposite ends of Ixtapa’s main hotel strip along Palmar Beach.

Some of our favorite hotels

Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa

Take the first step toward an unforgettable memory at one of the most luxurious hotels in all of Mexico. Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa lies about 14 miles northwest of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport. In this divine, five-star paradise, guests will discover an exotic world of private villas, crystal blue waters and an intimately private cliffside location. Ideals for couples and honeymooners, the hotel’s professional staff and your own personal assistant ensure that your every wish is fulfilled.

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Vacations at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa are anything but ordinary. Day and night, the fun never stops for families, singles, and couples. Sunscape’s world of Unlimited-Fun® gives you one of nature’s most pristine beaches, 24-hour room service, top-shelf spirits, daily refreshed mini-bar, and spectacular ocean views, all while experiencing the special feeling of being welcomed as a most honored guest.

Las Brisas Ixtapa

Ixtapa is a small fishing village on the Mexican Pacific, where life is casual and relaxed and retains the quiet charm and tranquility of years gone by. Contact Traveline for more information about this property.

Azul Ixtapa Grand

The spectacular all-suite, all-inclusive Azul Ixtapa Grand features a combined luxury and eco-environmental concept, with spectacular views from all of its suites. In addition, its variety of mouth-watering dining options can pamper your taste buds throughout your stay. This distinctive hotel has three spectacular swimming pools, two of them focused on relaxation, and boasts five infinity Jacuzzis. Immerse yourself in an enchanting panorama on the beach in a Bali bed, where you can truly feel the romance and allure of beautiful Ixtapa.

Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort

The spectacular all-suite, all-inclusive Azul Ixtapa Grand features a combined luxury and eco-environmental concept, with spectacular views from all of its suites. In addition, its variety of mouth-watering dining options can pamper your taste buds throughout your stay. This distinctive hotel has three spectacular swimming pools, two of them focused on relaxation, and boasts five infinity Jacuzzis. Immerse yourself in an enchanting panorama on the beach in a Bali bed, where you can truly feel the romance and allure of beautiful Ixtapa.

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Free Margaritas at Las Alamandas Resort in Costalegre, Mexico

Las Alamandas is located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo on over 1,500 acres of pristine tropical paradise with only seven villas (16 suites) accommodating a maximum of 42 guests. Travel time to the resort from Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) 2 hours and from   Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) 1.45 minutes

 

The seven-villa hideaway manages like an elegant, private estate where guests feel completely at home. The villas have high-pitched tile roofs, shaded terraces and white ceramic floors. Walkways decorated with stone Mosaic wind through lush tropical gardens.

Each room is decorated in the jewel-like colors chosen by owner/developer Isabel Goldsmith. A pleasing mix of designs, fabrics, and arts & crafts were selected from all over Mexico. Rattan sofas, upholstered in canary yellow or shocking pink, hold brightly-colored embroidered cushions on which to take a siesta. Mexican folk-art and hand-painted artifacts enliven each room.

 

Accommodations include large, hand-painted, Mexican tile baths featuring oversized tub and shower, bidet, double sinks and large open shelving, as well as private terraces and full-sized living/dining areas. Kitchens are found only in the Casa del Sol Presidential Suite and in the Casa del Domo Master Suite. All suites furnished with a mini-bar.

 

All 2015 Traveline Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Welcome Margaritas upon arrival
  • Tropical Fresh Fruit Platter Daily and Lemonades
  • Welcome bottle of wine
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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Complimentary One-Hour Horseback Ride at Cuixmala

Complimentary One-Hour Horseback Ride!

Venture to the tropical world of Cuixmala, located two-and-a-half hours south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and one-hour-twenty minutes from Manzanillo. This boutique property encompasses 25,000 acres within a biosphere reserve. A-listers have their choice of luxe suites and bungalows within the main house, or colorful casitas and butler-staffed villas set within the lush garden. In addition to offering a private beach, the ranch is a haven for equestrians and a paradise for foodies.

From $400 per night. Virtuoso guests receive a complimentary horseback ride through November 1, 2012.

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Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.
Our Meal Plan Rate is priced as follows:

  • Private Villas – US$140.00++ per person per day. Includes 3 meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Casitas – US$95.00++ per person per day. Includes 2 meals (lunch & dinner) and non-alcoholic beverages. Breakfast is included in the Casita rate.

All rates are subject to change without notice.