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

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Mexico Travel Specialist

Condé Nast Traveler has been providing travelers of the world with destination inspiration and travel tips for decades. Whether you read their paper magazine, catch the digital version on your tablet, or follow them on Facebook, chances are you've gotten many ideas for your next dream escape or a... Read more »

7 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a region that refers to the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and 'the corridor' between that connects the two. It is a stunning Mexico beach destination at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, with coastlines spanning both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. With a magnifi... Read more »

Mexico City, a World Design Capital

Mexico City is one of the most populous and vibrant modern cities in the world, a melting pot of history and culture, and the epicenter for cutting edge creativity.  Recently named both "The Most Beautiful City in the World" and the "#1 Place to Visit in 2016",  Mexico City can now add to their li... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City, News

11 Magic Towns of Mexico to Visit on Your Next Beach Vacation

While Mexico's beautiful beaches and resort destinations usually grab the spotlight and the majority of visitors, much of Mexico's charms lie in the small pueblos and villages nestled in foothills,  hidden in the mountains, or off-the-beaten path somewhere along the coasts. For travelers ready t... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Destinations

Day of the Dead in Mexico Explained

What is Day of the Dead? Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an often misunderstood holiday celebrated in Mexico. While, technically speaking, the actual Day of the Dead is November 2nd, the tradition has evolved to also include October 31st and November 1st as well. Because the US and Me... Read more »

Beach Cleanup in Puerto Vallarta – International Coastal Cleanup Day

As a part of our commitment to the environment and sustainability, our Journey Mexico Puerto Vallarta office participated in this year's International Coastal Cleanup Day! Our staff members and their families gathered at Playa Boca de Tomates and together with the city hall's Department of Ecolog... Read more »

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