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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 »

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 »