Published on August 27th, 2017 | by Mark Chesnut


4 Great Labor Day Vacation Experiences in Mexico

Labor Day is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to make plans for a great Labor Day vacation in Mexico. The nation’s proximity and accessibility make it a logical choice, even for last-minute beach vacations and wellness-inspired getaways that will have you feeling perfect when the autumn season begins. Here are a few ideas.

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Luxury and Relaxation in Los Cabos
The recently reopened Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa offers 147 villas ranging from studios to a 2,200 square foot Presidential Suite – all equipped with kitchenettes and perfect for any type of travel: family, weddings & honeymoons, girls/guys getaways, and more.

Property activities include:

  • Low key nights with food and wine you can purchase from the property’s Mercadito and outdoor barbecuing at the community grills
  • Luxurious treatments at Otomi Spa: services range from mani/pedis to a variety of massages
  • An assortment of organized activities such as Taco Night Tuesdays at Cosina Casera and classes for children at the Family Kids Club

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Sophisticated Excitement in Mexico City
Ideally located at the historic Paseo De La Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City offers guests modern sophistication, unparalleled luxury, and bespoke service at one the best addresses in the world.  Designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli and designer Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel features 189 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, St. Regis’ legendary Butler Service, a signature Remède Spa, exquisite restaurants – including the highly-exclusive La Table Krug and J&G Grill by Jean-Georges Vongerichten – and King Cole Bar.

Staying at the St. Regis Mexico City, you can enjoy the following:

  • A food tour of the San Juan market, led by Sous Chef Daniel Silva of J&G Grill or chef Olivier Deboise Mendez, Chef de Cuisine, who will showcase a variety of fresh, seasonal and exotic ingredients that make Mexican cuisine unique. On the market tour, guests will learn about produce, edible flowers, herbs, seasonings and sauces, along with edible insects, one of Mexico’s ancient culinary traditions. Available only on Saturdays; price is $300 per couple.

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Romance in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta grew into a tourism destination thanks to a famous love story between two Hollywood stars (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor) who adored the city, bought a home and returned every year for their annual holiday with family and friends. Today it continues to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Blessed by mother nature, Puerto Vallarta is set between the breathtaking bay of Banderas and lush Sierra Madre mountains, combined with quaint cobbled street of its historic downtown, the city is renowned for its natural beauty. From couples’ massages to a walk along the Malecon (boardwalk) at sunset, a candle light dinner or a stay at a secluded retreat and remote beaches, couples will find that Puerto Vallarta offers the perfect romantic setting.

Choose an adults-only hotel like Casa Velas or Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta to make sure the romantic vibe stays in tact throughout your stay.

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A Wellness Week in Baja California
Rancho La Puerta, located in Tecate, Baja California, is a wellness-oriented Mexico hotel that offers a variety of fitness and wellness programs. Best of all, it’s close to San Diego — and room rates include lodging and roundtrip transportation from the San Diego International Airport on Saturdays (our standard arrival and departure day for one-week stays). Rates also include an extraordinary array every day of all meals and snacks, fitness classes and programs, guided walks and hikes, educational classes, lectures and seminars, evening entertainment, use of all facilities, and more.

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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