Our Reviews of the Best Mexican Hotels

 

 mexico-hotels Not all those who wander are lost, some are simply traveling. Traveling is one of best experiences in life. It may demand you to shell out a lot of money but surely, the experience will make you rich in ideas of culture, landscapes and life, in itself.

Traveling, especially to a foreign place, is quite exciting as it promises unexpected surprises that will come along your way—may they be baggage problems or new people you will meet.

Besides spicy salsa and rocky, beautiful beaches, Mexico also covers amazing landscapes of hot deserts, wild jungles and snowy mountain peaks. It is no surprise why thousands of foreigners flock in this country every year. Families, newlyweds and even celebrities find time to take a trip to Mexico.

As we all know, Mexico is rich in unique and delicious food; it is also blessed with breathtaking beaches and the culture it has brings great interest to people all around the world. Most of all, Mexico is favored in traveling because of its affordability. Indeed, there is nothing better than being able to visit a beautiful paradise with a budget that will not be painful for your pocket.

When we travel, the biggest concern is usually about the place where we will be staying at. Since this becomes our temporary home for the days to come, we must always make sure that we find a place that ensures our safety and comfort.hotels-in-mexico-2

When visiting Mexico, you can choose to stay in several places wherein great quality hotels are available. For example, if you are to stay in Playa del Carmen, their best hotels would be Rosewood Mayakoba or Grand Velas Riviera Maya. If you choose to stay in Cancun, however, hotels such as Le Blanc Spa Resort or The Ritz Carlton are some of the best choices. Punta Mita also offers Four Seasons Resort and St. Regis Resort, among several others, as great places for visitors to stay at.

However, these hotels are all 5-stars and if you do not know it yet, these will probably cost a fortune which really beats the affordability aspect of a trip to Mexico. Luckily, other places, like Bacalar, offer the same type of experiences at a more reasonable price. The top hoteles en Bacalar or hotels in Bacalar include Hotel Aires which offers a great scenery, Toto Blue Hotel Boutique which offers a luxurious feel and Bacalar Lagoon Resort which is deemed as the best hotel in Bacalar as it offers both nature and luxury combined.

These hotels are only a few of the considered top ones that give tourists pleasant memories when in Mexico. With that said, it is best to highlight that it is not only 5-star hotels that can pass as great hotels, in general. Many hotels, with or without the star label, will still give you a comfortable and safe place to stay in Mexico while still allowing you to experience the same beautiful paradise this country offers.

The Amazing Fernando Botera

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Fernando Botero Angulo is a Colombian artist famous for his sculptures and paintings depicting figures and people in exaggerated large sizes. Whereas others use exaggeration to create a caricature or emphasize a humorous trait, Botero’s style called Boterismo uses flat colors and more than Rubenesque proportions for everything in the frame.

He prides himself as “the most Colombian of Colombian artists.” He gained prominence after he won first place in the Salon de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. During his teens he decided to be an artist and pursued learning art and painting. He studied in Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, as well as in Paris, France and in Florence, Italy. He now lives in Monaco but he spends one month a year in his native Colombia. He also has residences in Paris, France, in Pietresanta, Italy, and in Evia (Euboea) in Greece.

Botero developed his art, which is considered as situational portraiture. His style is famous for “fat” figures, proportionally exaggerated bodies. Following an abstract style, he tries to isolate himself from art trends.

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Botero’s style looks to be made with whimsy, and a touch of satire. However, he denies that there is any implied satire in the style itself. There have been instances when he created works with intent at social commentary. In 2004, he created paintings and drawings about the drug wars in Colombia and the violence it brought with it. These works were exhibited at the National Museum of Colombia, to which he later donated them.

After the paintings about the drug wars, he created works which were inspired by the abuses of the American armed forces on the prisoners of Abu Ghraib. He made more than 85 paintings and 100 drawings about this topic, and these were first exhibited in 2005 in Europe. These were later exhibited in two locations in the United States in 2007. There was interest in buying these pieces, however, he would not sell them. Instead, he donated the Abu Ghraib works to museums.

Boterismo is not a style which engages in fat shaming. Except for the fact that his work shows fat people, he does show any malice towards the concept of being fat in society. There is no indication otherwise. The drawings were not meant to be hilarious at the expense of fat people. The style itself tends to use flat colors, resulting in figures which has less emphasis on the curves. In his sculptures, the objects and people follow gentle curves, and look no different from his drawings or paintings.

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Botero has created a style all his own, which is iconic and unique. He has strived to create an easily identifiable signature, which is universal and abstract. Other artists have tried to emulate his style, or used it as a jumping board in creating their own style. It would take some time before these followers would be able to create a lasting copy of his style.

At 84 years old, Botero is still active and working on his art.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Botero
https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/colombia/articles/the-art-of-fernando-botero-colombia-s-most-colombian-artist/
http://www.biography.com/people/fernando-botero-241190
http://www.artnet.com/artists/fernando-botero/