HOT DEAL: Casa Yalmakaan – Acapulco

August 13, 2009


Casa Yalmakaan, Acapulco

Enjoy a special rate of  $195 USD +taxes during weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Normal rate is $270 USD. 

For weekend stays, special rate is $240 USD + taxes (normal rate $290 USD). There is a two-night minimum but stay 3 nights and you’ll enjoy the 4th night free!

Valid for stays during August, September and up to October 15, 2009.

For more information on the hotel please click HERE.


Don’t Be Wow’d by the Hits…by Paco Ojeda

August 11, 2009

Paco Ojeda, managing editor of the Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group , wrote an interesting post on the difference between hits and page views for websites, explaining why this is important when considering where to promote your business.

Mexico Boutique Hotels’ SHOPShot: Stonehouse Studio @ Hacienda Xcanatún

August 10, 2009

Mexico Boutique Hotels knows exclusivity counts, which is why they handpick each and every property. Hacienda Xcanatún is one of the 46 jewels in their crown: a meticulously restored hacienda that harks back to the days when the Yucatán peninsula supplied the world with “green gold”, the sisal used to make ropes. A blend of heritage and modern indulgences, it transports guests back in time without missing a 21st century step.

Part of Xcanatún’s charm lies in its distinctiveness: that’s why it’s the only place in all of Mexico where you can purchase the jewelry created by Stonehouse Studio. Betsy Baker, the artist behind Stonehouse Studio, plays on the nuances of polymer clay and metal, creating uniquely wearable pieces of limited edition, upscale studio art.

“I love the contrast between metal and polymer clay,” says Baker. “Metal is bullied and cajoled into doing what you want by hammering, sawing and torching. Polymer, on the other hand, is the most cooperative, versatile and forgiving of mediums. As is so often true of opposites, the two work beautifully together. My work is inspired by nature, which may seem strange since my primary medium is synthetic clay. But the chameleon-like qualities of polymer clay allow for innumerable ways of bringing an artistic vision to life.”

The perfect gateway for discovering the archaeology, colonial towns and beaches of the Yucatán peninsula, Xcanatún also offers its guests access to one-of-a-kind pieces that will serve as souvenirs of an unforgettable experience. And that… is priceless.

Of course, everybody likes a little incentive, too: visit Betsy’s online studio, fall in love with your next favorite piece of jewelry and enter MBH-SHS in the Buyer Notes area at check-out for your very own 10% discount. Enjoy!

Stonehouse Studio Maya Collection

Stonehouse Studio Maya Collection

Stonehouse Studio Portfolio

Stonehouse Studio Portfolio

Stonehouse Studio Yucatan Inspiration

Stonehouse Studio Yucatan Inspiration

Azul Maya Series

Azul Maya Series

MBH’s Hacienda Xcanatún Highlighted in Luxury Travel Advisor

August 7, 2009

Word gets around: Mexico Boutique Hotels are tops in luxury! This month’s Luxury Travel Advisor featured a fantastic article on one of Mexico’s premiere hotels, Hacienda Xcanatún. Located outside of Mérida in the Yucatán peninsula, Hacienda Xcanatún is a fine example of the magical blend of history, romance, and tasteful architecture that personifies the best of Mexico accommodations. Read the article here, then come back and book your stay through Mexico Boutique Hotels here!

Hacienda Xcanatún

Hacienda Xcanatún

HOT DEAL: El Tamarindo Beach & Golf Resort

August 5, 2009

El Tamarindo Beach and Golf Resort, Costalegre


Enjoy 50% off published rates when booking 3+ nights at the private El Tamarindo Beach & Golf Resort. Valid for stays between August 15 and November 15, 2009.

* European plan. Does not apply for previously confirmed bookings or groups. Subject to availability.

Call us at:

1.800.728.9098 (US and Canada) | 01.800.508.7923 (Mexico)


Owner of MBH Recognized As One of the Leaders of Mexico’s Tourism Industry

August 3, 2009
John Youden, Director General, Mexico Boutique Hotels

Yes, he’s our boss—and we’re so proud! Líderes Mexicanos, one of Mexico’s most respected business magazines, included Mexico Boutique Hotels’ General Director, our very own John Youden, in their 2009 list of top 40 Mexico tourism industry heavyweights. Among the honorees: Mexico Secretary of Tourism Rodolfo Elizondo Torres and FONATUR Director General Miguel Ángel Gómez Mont Urueta. You can’t get higher than that!

Read all the juicy details on the Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group blog and take a look at the original article in Líderes Mexicanos here. Congratulations, John!

Mexico Boutique Hotel Experience: Mineral de Pozos

August 1, 2009

Posada Las Minas

History swirls around each corner of Mineral de Pozos—”Pozos” to those in the know—a remarkable town tucked in the mountains some 7,500 feet above sea level, just 25 miles from San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. Once an opulent mining city, Pozos has survived booms and busts, and is now a Historical National Monument, with all the accompanying
haciendas, historical ruins, colonial buildings and underground mine tunnels. Beloved of artists and ex-pats, it is experiencing a reawakening that can be fully experienced with a stay at the lovely Posada de las Minas.

Posada de las Minas 2

Writer Lee Daley had the pleasure of a visit, and wrote about this unique experience for – enjoy!

Artists Breathe New Life Into Mining Town