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Yucatan Flavours Festival

Review: Yucatan Flavours Festival, Merida, Mexico

Rupert Parker visits Merida for the first “Sabores de Yucatán” Yucatan Flavours festival and also hears about Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

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Exploring the Maya Trail, Mexico

Solange Hando follows the Maya Trail in the Yucatan peninsula, south-east Mexico.

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Take the Tequila Express

Every Saturday morning at 11am a train leaves Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, heading for a small town of about 14,000 people in the Jalisco highlands: Amatitan. Mike Gerrard takes the express train to Herradura, Mexico’s oldest tequila distillery. 

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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Going back to the drawing board for the Garden of Eden you would struggle to beat Secrets Akumal, “the place of the turtles”, on the Mexican Mayan Riviera.

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Gran Velas Riviera Maya

The Gran Velas Riviera Maya takes the concept of all-inclusive to the highest level indeed, and you get your own private butler in its top suites. It’s just five minutes’ drive from Playa del Carmen and the first thing you notice when you arrive here is the huge amount of space with 70% still pristine jungle.

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Dreams Tulum Resort Yucatan

The Riviera Maya specialises in large all-inclusive resorts and Dreams Tulum Resort takes the concept to a new level. Forget about queuing up at the buffet, there are six a-la-carte restaurants where you don’t have to book and there’s also unlimited access to branded spirits and a choice of wines.

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