Mexico Travel Blog: What’s Going On, Where To Go & Updates From Journey Mexico

San Miguel Allende, Listed Best City with Best Hotel in the World, Hotel Matilda

San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato continues to top traveler's lists! Most recently, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized San Miguel Allende in the magazine's iconic Readers’ Choice Awards. San Miguel de Allende took 5th place on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 “The Best Cities in the World... Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Detox Trip

Original version featured on the Virtuoso Blog If you can’t remember how long it’s been since you took a break from your smartphone, tablet and computer, you’re likely in need to escape technology and to book yourself a digital detox trip! "Digital detox trips" are a relatively new concept ... Read more »

Now Accepting Reservations: Chablé Resort in Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula’s much-anticipated Chablé Destination Resort & Spa is getting ready to open their doors to guests later this month, and we've got the scoop! Oveview Chablé immerses guests in the rich culture and history of the region, creating an authentic experience that harmonious... Read more »

Posted In: Luxury, Yucatan

The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know

General ZIka (ZIKV) Information The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne viral infection which is transmitted by the same type of mosquito linked to dengue and chikungunya. There have been identified cases now across four continents. It has been detected in more than 20 countries in the Americas, incl... Read more »

Posted In: News

Oceanic Society Encourages Conservation Travel Programs for Travelers Wanting to Make a Difference

Since its creation in 1969, the Oceanic Society has been inspiring people to take part in building a healthy future for the world’s oceans and to address the root cause of its decline in health—human behavior. As a non-profit, their mission to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by deepening ... Read more »

Several New Flights Between Mexico and United States Thanks to Lifted Restrictions

If you haven't heard, air travel from the U.S to Mexico is about to be more accessible than ever! On August 21st  after four years of negotiations, an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico took effect to drop restrictions on the number of airlines that can fly between the two countries. The U.S. ... Read more »

Posted In: News

6 Reasons Why Punta Mita Should Be On Your Travel List

Punta Mita is to Puerto Vallarta what Tulum is to Cancun; a tranquil oasis that sits far enough away from the bustling tourist resort to retain a peaceful feel but close enough to make it easy to get to. Both Punta Mita and Tulum were once picturesque fishing villages that still boast white sands, t... Read more »

Mexico’s Top Adventures – Travel Weekly

Journey Mexico recently chatted with Travel Weekly about popular adventure destinations in Mexico. Below are excerpts from the article “Top spots in Mexico for travelers seeking adventure” written by Meagan Drillinger and featured on Travel Weekly’s website: Mexico has relaxation down. If yo... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure

Celebrating Fiestas Patrias in Mexico City: An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico

Travelers who enjoy immersing themselves in exciting, colorful cultural events will be thrilled by Mexico's Fiestas Patrias. Taking place on September 15 and 16 every year, the Fiestas Patrias celebrate Mexico's independence. The people of Mexico enjoy gathering with family and friends for parties... Read more »

Travel + Leisure A-List 2016: The Best Travel Specialists for Mexico

Travel + Leisure recently celebrated their 15th annual A-List at the Hyde Bellagio during Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. It is no secret that these days, some of the most extraordinary experiences can be had only with the help of a well-connected travel specialist.  The 2016 A-List of top trave... Read more »

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 »