Oaxacan Culture, Heritage and Ancestral Wisdom Imbue Agua Mágica

An ultra-premium mezcal born from a chance encounter

Just over two years ago, a chance encounter at a gas station in Mitla (located about an hour from Oaxaca de Juárez) between Rogelio Juan Hernandez and Rafael Shin led to the creation of Agua Mágica, an ultra-premium mezcal underpinned by tradition and Oaxacan culture. The bright, smooth, gently smoky elixir is perfect for sipping, and its entire process is imbued with folklore, poetry, romance, ancestral …

A Tranquil Oasis in Quintana Roo, Habitas Bacalar

Nestled between the jungle and the lagoon, this property near the Mexico-Belize border provides a lush retreat

Bacalar—located in the southern part of Quintana Roo, not far from Mexico’s border with Belize—was founded between 415 and 435 CE by Mayan people. Its name derives from the Mayan “siyan ka’an bakjalal” meaning “place surrounded by reeds where the sky is born.” The jungle-dense, colorful and enchanting place is home to the glorious La Laguna de Los Siete Colores (Lagoon of Seven Colors) where, …

Spotlighting CDMX in North America’s 50 Best Bars

From a ceremony celebrating spots in Toronto to Tulum, Havana and Honolulu, we focus on Mexico's capital

This week at New York City’s Capitale, the inaugural North America’s 50 Best Bars—a list picked by William Reed, the same data and events company behind the wider World’s 50 Best Bars and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants—were announced. Elegant, vibrant and creative places from San Juan to San Diego, Guadalajara to Havana, Toronto and Tulum were included. Of the 29 US bars to make …