Thursday, June 20, 2024

Mexico scores big with Condé Nast readers in 2023

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are out, and Mexico has again ranked high.   

In the survey’s 26th edition, the magazine asked readers to rank what they loved most about their travels – from hotels and resorts to islands, cities, airports and airlines, readers voted those places they “dream of returning to.”

San Miguel de Allende
Last year’s overall winner, San Miguel de Allende, came sixth in the Best Cities category this year. (Kayak)

Here are Mexico’s top destinations for global travelers.  

The top 10 hotels in Mexico 

From big cities like Mexico City, to small towns like Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, these are Condé Nast Traveller readers’ favorite hotels in the country.  

  1. Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende
  2. Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel, San Miguel de Allende
  3. Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
  4. Hotel Bardo, Tulum
  5. La Casa de la Playa, Riviera Maya
  6. Paradero, Todos Santos
  7. Nômade, Tulum
  8. Rosewood, San Miguel de Allende
  9. Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City
  10. Nobu, Los Cabos
Hotel Matilda SMA
The Hotel Matilda was voted Mexico’s best hotel by readers. (Tripadvisor)

Mexico City is a favorite

With travelers prioritizing the “culture, local food scene and sustainability,” it perhaps comes as little surprise that Mexico City is included on both the friendliest cities in the world and best cities for food list.

From “silky tuna tostadas” to “melt-in-the-mouth beef brisket tacos,” to some “truly excellent street food,” Condé Nast Readers’ ranked Mexico City as the world’s No. 4 best city for food.

The magazine also said the capital “is one of North America’s most exciting food cities right now and is bringing Mexican food onto the world stage.”

Tacos
Mexico City’s street food scene helped propel it to fourth place in the Best Cities for Food category. (Francisco de Legarreta/Cuartoscuro)

The metropolis also made the list of the world’s friendliest cities, ranked at No. 10.

Last year’s Best Small Cities winner, San Miguel de Allende, also made the list this year, in sixth place, with another Mexican city, Puerto Vallarta, ranked as fourth best in the world.

Where is Mexico’s top resort?

Nestled on one of Cabo San Lucas’ few swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos took the crown as the best resort in Mexico. 

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos
The Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos is officially Mexico’s best resort. (Expedia)

In July, Mexico also made it to the top of the list in several categories in the annual Travel + Leisure magazine trends survey.

With reports from Condé Nast Traveller

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