Author: Susie Albin-Najera

Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

Flying Southwest Airlines to Mexico, What To Expect and Holiday Travel Tips

The Mexico Report's Susie Albin-Najera and kids on Southwest Airlines to Mexico

On December 4, Southwest Airlines started new, daily, non-stop international flights from Los Angeles Int’l airport (LAX) to Los Cabos (SJD), Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and Cancun (CUN), Mexico.  On the date they announced these new flights (August 18), I hopped…

Actress Alyson Hannigan Partners with FabKids to Benefit Corazón de Vida Foundation

More Than Half A Million Dollars-Worth of FabKids Clothing And Accessories Will Go To Orphaned and Abandoned Children In Baja, Mexico Alyson Hannigan has teamed up with FabKids, the leading membership-based children’s fashion service and personalized shopping site, to donate…

Thanksgiving Mexican Style with Turkey con Mole at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Suite Grand Class at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (via www.TheMexicoReport.com)

Executive Chef Michel Mustiere from AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya has created a new menu item specifically for Thanksgiving this year, Turkey con Mole. Guests staying at the resort will have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving this year…

NIZUC Resort & Spa Announces Dia de Los Muertos Offerings and New Chef

Guests can experience traditional Día de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico this year with festive offerings from NIZUC Resort & Spa, located 15 minutes from the Cancun airport.  During this holiday, locals gather to honor and celebrate the lives of their…

Antonio Pelayo Presents 7th Annual El Velorio Dia de los Muertos Celebration

El Velorio Dia de los Muertos celebration (www.themexicoreport.com)

El Velorio, a Dia de los Muertos celebration produced by Los Angeles-based artist Antonio Pelayo, returns for its 7th year  on November 5th, 2016. The special event will feature art, live bands (headliner Metalachi), DJ sets, performances, celebrity host Melissa Santos and is expected to draw…

Hotel Matilda Named #1 Hotel in Mexico in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende (www.themexicoreport.com)

Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Hotel Matilda as the #1 hotel in Mexico in the iconic magazine’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. “From the beginning in 2010, Hotel Matilda has been committed to creating a dynamic and vivacious guest experience…

MASTERCHEF Aarón Sánchez Launches Scholarship Fund for Young Aspiring Chefs

Chef Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez, the chef/partner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants and MASTERCHEF television personality, is launching an initiative within The John Besh Foundation called the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF). “It can be difficult to work your way up the ladder from dishwasher or line…

Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte To Head Up Culinary Team at Cocina de Autor, Grand Velas Los Cabos

Chef Sidney Schutte, Grand Velas Los Cabos (via www.themexicoreport.com)

Grand Velas Los Cabos, the fifth property of the family owned and operated Velas Resorts opening in late 2016, announces that two star Michelin chef Chef Sidney Schutte will head up its signature Cocina de Autor restaurant. Netherlands’ rising star…

Hyatt Ziva Cancun Offers Adult-Only Luxury Options at Turquoize

Infinity pool at Hyatt Ziva Cancun's adult-only section, Turquoize (by TheMexicoReport.com)

Hyatt Ziva Cancun, an all-ages, all-inclusive resort, now offers an adult-only luxury tower, Turquoize. Branded as a new luxury resort within a resort, Turquoize was designed with the contemporary adult traveler in mind, and features spacious suites, ocean views, professional…

Southwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights from LAX to Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta

New flights from LAX to Mexico begin Dec. 4, 2016 DALLAS—Aug. 18, 2016—Southwest Airlines Co.(NYSE: LUV) today announced new international service between Los Angeles (LAX) and three airports in Mexico’s coastal resort regions: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos…

Apple Leisure Group Reaches 60th Resort Milestone

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico (photo from AMResorts.com)

Company Reinforces Status as Leading Provider of Luxury All-Inclusive Experiences to North American Travelers Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, announced today that the company’s resort brand management portfolio now extends to 60 properties after signing multiple hotels over the past…

Acapulco’s Airport to Receive New Passenger Terminal

Acapulco's General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport to receive new terminal via TheMexicoReport.com

New Airport Terminal Upgrades Infrastructure and Improves Touristic Experience Mexico’s seaside resort town of Acapulco is upgrading its airport. Directors from Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA) recently announced the construction of a spacious new passenger terminal at Acapulco’s General Juan…

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Offers New Signature Eco Collection

Signature Eco Collection @ Sandos Caracol Eco Resort via TheMexicoReport.com

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya, Q.R. Mexico) now offers a new ‘Signature Eco Collection” with fully renovated rooms inside the family section.  The new design was inspired by its natural jungle surroundings and include a balcony or terrace along…