Every year Travel and Leisure Magazine ask readers to vote for their favorite travel experiences, this list represents their favorite resorts: service, food, and overall value.
Each of the spots on this list offers distinct ways to connect with the culture and environment of its region. At No. 15 Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, local artisans converge on the resort each week, giving guests the chance to learn from these creatives about Huichol beadwork or foraging native botanicals and to take home a souvenir with a substantive tie to the place itself. A shaman-led multiday wellness ritual at No. 6 Rosewood Mayakoba weaves in Indigenous teachings, enriching guests’ understanding of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic cultures while they unwind. And guests at the Montage Los Cabos, which earned the No. 7 spot, will find that the bar menu doesn’t stop at agave-based spirits: a guided tasting of Mexican wines introduces travelers to the vintners who have brought international acclaim to modern Mexico’s wine scene. Connections to the country don’t stop with these hotels’ cultural and gastronomic details. The Ambassadors of the Environment program at No. 3 Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, taps professional biologists to lead programs that teach guests about the marine and desert ecosystems surrounding the resort.