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Islas Marietas Hidden Beach, Playa del Amor, Reopening

Good news coming from the Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board this morning: Playa del Amor aka Hidden Beach or Playa Escondida, will reopen August 31, 2016! The National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) announced via press release the reopening of the Playa del Amor, part of the Islas M... Read more »

Villas by Journey Mexico Celebrates its First Anniversary by Adding Benefits and Launching a New Website

Puerto Vallarta, August 17, 2015 – Journey Mexico, the leader in customized, luxury travel in Mexico, is celebrating the one year anniversary of its villa product, Villas by Journey Mexico, with a new website and complete integration of the unparalleled on-site services for which Journey Mexico is... Read more »

The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Xochimilco, meaning the ‘Place of the Flowers’ in Náhuatl, is famous for its waterways surrounding the ancient city of Tenochtitlan - which is now modern day Mexico City. The Aztecs built fertile riverbeds called chinampas, on which they were able to grow many of their staple crops to feed ... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City, Nature

Puerto Vallarta Update

The media has run wild with reporting unverified details of an incident that occurred in Puerto Vallarta on Monday, August 1st at La Leche Restaurant. We kindly urge our readers and travelers to adhere only to the information provided by authorized authorities and government in order to avoi... Read more »

Posted In: Safety of Mexico

All About Renting a Villa in Mexico

For families and groups planning a luxury vacation in Mexico, villa rentals are often the best way to travel. Renting a private home or villa in Mexico can easily surpass hotels in terms of the amount of space, privacy,  and personal attention provided. Most commonly villas offer parallel servic... Read more »

Posted In: Luxury, News

Virtuoso Luxury Travel Network Awards Journey Mexico “Best Destinations & Experiences – In-Country Partner”

VIRTUOSO® CELEBRATES JOURNEY MEXICO FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE WITH 2016 DESTINATION SHOWCASE AWARD Journey Mexico Recognized for Achievements in the Category of Best Destinations & Experiences – In-Country Partner LAS VEGAS (August 09, 2016) – International luxury travel network Virtuos... Read more »

The 3 Most Beautiful Islands in Mexico – Under the Radar

Did you know that Mexico has over 5,500 mi (9,300 km) of coastline with dozens of idyllic islands just off the shores? The most famous island is undoubtedly Cozumel in the Mexican-Carribbean Sea, owing its recognition to its calm turquoise waters, crystal clear snorkeling, and the multitude of d... Read more »

La Guelaguetza – Unique Vacation Experiences in Oaxaca, Mexico

La Guelaguetza: A Unique Vacation Experience in Oaxaca, Mexico Visitors to Oaxaca, Mexico, can enjoy a wide variety of cultural events in this beautiful state located on Mexico's southwestern coast. Oaxaca's population remains nearly 50 percent indigenous. This is a strong contrast to the rest... Read more »

An Amazing Whale Shark Season in Mexico is Upon Us

Whale Shark Season in Mexico off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is in full swing! Each year from late May to early September whale sharks migrate from around the world to the warm, tropical waters of the Mexican-Caribbean Sea. The waters near Cancun, surrounding Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy, ar... Read more »

New UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico: Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

This week the UNESCO World Heritage Committee gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the 40th Session of their annual committee meeting. In this meeting the representatives inscribed 21 sites to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The new sites come from all corners of the globe with Mexico included naming ... Read more »

The World’s Best City: San Miguel de Allende

Yet again, San Miguel Allende is topping the travel charts as one of the best cities in the world! San Miguel de Allende took 3rd place on Travel + Leisure’s 2016 “World's Best Cities” List! With a score of 91.19 out of 100, Travel + Leisure explains how San Miguel de Allende qualifie... Read more »

Where to Stay: Mexico’s Newest and Hottest Hotels of 2016

If you’re looking for the newest and hottest hotels in the world, Mexico is a great place to start. In  Condé Nast Traveller’s 2016 Hot List picks, Mexico made the list for best new hotels in the world. Next time you visit Mexico, consider letting us arrange a stay for you in one of these... Read more »

Posted In: Condé Nast

Good News Out of Oaxaca City…

In recent weeks, Oaxaca has been featured repeatedly and sensationally in the news over an isolated event that occurred on June 19th, 2016. While the country is indeed facing social and political challenges along with the rest of the world,  we are saddened by the media's exaggeration and exploitat... Read more »

Mind and Body in Harmony at The Resort at Pedregal Spa

"Your bliss begins here: seaside and cliff side, outside and in" - The Resort at Pedregal The Resort at Pedregal, carved into the mountainside of the exclusive Los Cabo's Pedregal Community is a true haven for your being. The Resort mesmerizes guests with their 5* services and lavish accommodatio... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations

What’s New in Nayarit?

With Journey Mexico's main office and a majority of our staff living near Nayarit, we may be a bit biased about how much we love the Vallarta-Nayarit coast! In 2015, we reported a profusion of growth with new hotels, attractions, and flights and we're happy to report that the momentum continues. Be... Read more »

Looking for a Unique Vacation? Los Cabos, Mexico is a Great Destination

It’s time to mix up your travel plans with a unique vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico, one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the country. Los Cabos is a beautiful, thriving municipality located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula and divided into the areas of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose d... Read more »

WTTC Welcomes Zachary Rabinor as a Regional Council Member

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has welcomed Journey Mexico CEO, Zachary Rabinor, as a regional member of their council.  An invitation-only membership, Zach is honored to have been chosen among the some one hundred world's foremost Travel & Tourism companies  to participate... Read more »

Hacienda Puerta Campeche New Chef and Ceviche Cooking Class

Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a boutique hotel part of the five Luxury Collection hotels operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, is a true architectural relic that dates back to the 17th century. It sits right in the heart of Campeche City's colorful Historic Center, declared of great imp... Read more »

Posted In: News

Beyond the Beaches: Get Up Close and Personal with Mexico’s Wildlife

Both on land and by sea, Mexico has a rich ecosystem home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. BY SEA With an impressive reef system on the east, and what Jacques Cousteau calls the "Aquarium of the World" on the west, the natural wonders that exist beneath the seas surrounding Mexico are eas... Read more »

Oaxaca & The Rise of Mezcal

Our friends at AFAR recently published a fascinating feature, The Rise of Mezcal: Great for Cocktails, Better for Oaxaca by Chris Colin, in their magazine. Below are some excepts from the article on how mezcal is changing Oaxaca's landscape: That fancy new mezcal in your favorite bar is changin... Read more »

Posted In: Oaxaca