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Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Mexico Travel Categories

Help Select the Best Places and Experiences in Mexico


This is the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards page. Go to this year's Mexico Travel Awards, or see the 2012 winners.

It's time for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards, which showcase the best in hundreds of categories across About.com. In the Mexico Travel section you can nominate and vote for your favorite Mexico destinations, hotels, and resorts, as well as your favorite Mexico blog. There's no prize -- just the honor that comes with being recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

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Our Readers' Mexico Travel Favorites

Mexico Travel Awards

For 2012 there were seven categories in the Mexico Travel Readers' Choice Awards. We accepted nominations from Wednesday, January 18 until Wednesday, February 15. The finalists were announced on Wednesday, February 22, and readers had four weeks to vote for their favorite in each category. Voting ended at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 21 and the winners were announced on Friday, March 30.

See the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards in Mexico Travel winners here: 2012 Winners

Favorite Mexico Blog

A Mexico blogger
Javier Pierini / Getty Images

Reading blogs about Mexico is a great way to get inside information about destinations and life in Mexico. Besides being entertaining, blogs are often educational too. Our readers nominated their favorite Mexico blogs and now you can vote for the best among our five finalists.

The finalists for favorite Mexico blog are:

  • All About Puebla
  • Jack Tyler's Mexico
  • Life's A Beach
  • The Mexico Report
  • The Mija Chronicles
Learn more about the favorite Mexico blog finalists.

Favorite Mexican Beach Destination

Mexican Beach
© Suzanne Barbezat

Mexico has many beautiful beach destinations. Mexico's top beach destinations are world renowned, but others that are practically unknown may be just as appealing. What's your favorite? Whether you prefer to work on your tan, or you spend your beach time frolicking in the waves, we want to know which Mexico beach destination you love the most.

The finalists for favorite beach destination are:

  • Cancun
  • Huatulco
  • Los Cabos
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Riviera Maya

Favorite Mexican Colonial City

Colonial City
© Suzanne Barbezat

While visiting Mexico's colonial cities you can enjoy Mexican culture, appreciate colonial architecture, participate in colorful fiestas and maybe even learn some Spanish. Is there a colonial city in Mexico that appeals to you above all the others?

The finalists for favorite Mexican colonial city are:

  • Merida
  • Puebla
  • Oaxaca
  • San Cristobal de las Casas
  • San Miguel de Allende

Favorite All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico

All-Inclusive Resort
Courtesy Dreams Cancun

Staying at an all-inclusive resort means that you can relax and not worry about the cost of meals, drinks and entertainment. Have you stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico that outshines the rest? Vote for your favorite all-inclusive!

The finalists for favorite all-inclusive resort in Mexico are:

  • Club Med Cancun
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya
  • Hacienda Tres Rios
  • Secrets Maroma Beach
  • The Royal Playa del Carmen
Learn more about the favorite all-inclusive resort in Mexico finalists.

Favorite Mexico Luxury Hotel

Courtesy Quinta Real Huatulco

Mexico has many high-end hotels that take pride in catering to your every need. Staying at a luxury hotel in Mexico can make your trip truly memorable. Vote for the hotel that you feel has the best combination of luxurious rooms, fabulous property, and stellar service.

The finalists for favorite luxury hotel in Mexico are:

  • Capella Pedregal
  • Fairmont Mayakoba
  • Grand Solmar Land's End Resort
  • Las Ventanas al Paraiso
  • St. Regis Punta Mita

Favorite Spring Break Destination in Mexico

Spring Break
Creative Commons photo by JP Latting

Mexico has several destinations that cater to spring breakers. From Los Cabos to Cancun, there are plenty of ideal spots to soak up some sun and party hard. Vote for your favorite spring break destination!

The finalists for favorite spring break destination are:

  • Acapulco
  • Cancun
  • Los Cabos
  • Mazatlan
  • Puerto Vallarta

Favorite Spring Break Resort in Mexico

Swim-Up Bar
Creative Commons photo by appaloosa

Have you found a resort where the party never stops, the perfect place to get together with your friends for spring break fun in the sun? Vote for your favorite spring break resort to let everyone else know where the fun is to be had!

The finalists for favorite spring break resort in Mexico are:

  • Buenaventura Grand Puerto Vallarta
  • Copacabana Acapulco
  • Grand Oasis Cancun
  • Krystal Cancun
  • ME Cabo

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