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

New UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico: Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque

Last week the UNESCO World Heritage Committee gathered in Bonn, Germany for the 39th Session of their annual committee meeting. In this meeting the representatives added 27 properties to the UNESCO World Heritage List (24 cultural, 2 natural, and 1 mixed). The new 27 properties come from 24 differe... Read more »

Posted In: News

June 2015 News – The Best Of Oaxaca

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The Complete 411 on Tulum: Where to Stay, Eat, and Wander

Tulum, a once "off the beaten path" destination on Mexico’s dazzling Caribbean Coast, is known for its picturesque Mayan archaeological site perched on a cliff overlooking the turquoise blue Mexican-Caribbean sea. Today, as the region has grown into a world-class tourism destination, it is one... Read more »

Discover Art and Cuisine in Mexico City, the City of Frida

Journey Mexico recently chatted with Travel Agent Central about Mexico City . Below are excerpts from the article “Art and Cuisine in the City of Frida” written by Ana Figueroa and featured on Travel Agent Central’s website: The Mexican self-portrait artist Frida Kahlo spent most of her li... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Where to Dine in Mexico City: Aida

Behind a discreet side door from inside the Hippodrome Boutique Hotel in Condesa hides a haven for food lovers. Aida, a new restaurant from the same innovative mind who also created Los Limosneros and Carnívoro,  has the spirit of "new Mexican cuisine". At Aida, the concept is to incorporate tra... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Three Luxury Properties Now Open In Los Cabos

Los Cabos' epic comeback continues.. and after nine long months since Hurricane Odile swept through Baja California Sur, the luxury hotels of Esperanza, One & Only Palmilla, and Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos  have all officially re-opened this month to receive guests.  ... Read more »

Welcome Sean Emmerton as Journey Mexico’s New Villa Program Director

Mexico City, Mexico – Journey Mexico – Mexico´s leading luxury travel company – is pleased to announce that Sean Emmerton has been appointed as their new Villa Program Director. Sean brings to Journey Mexico´s team a wealth of knowledge about the hospitality industry with a specialty in ... Read more »

New Rosewood Puebla to Open 2016

Puebla will be home to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' fourth Mexican property. Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage City situated approximately 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and is known for its outstanding colonial architecture, traditional cuisine and colorful ceramics.  Expected to open in 20... Read more »

Posted In: Colonial Cities, Puebla

Condé Nast Traveler Releases Travel Specialists

After a few management changes last year, Condé Nast Traveler surprised everyone by releasing a new website that is fresh, visually engaging, and interactive.   This month, they have rolled out on a new tool on their site that will let users find and connect with travel specialists from around... Read more »

Journey Mexico Staff Participates in Sacred Mayan Journey

Brenda, part of Journey Mexico's Coordination Team, recently participated in the 9th Voyage of La Travesía Sagrada Maya (the Sacred Mayan Journey). The event is an ancient ceremony in which women and men guided by strong helmsmen, honor their Mayan ancestors by crossing in  a canoe from Pole (... Read more »

Posted In: Cancun

Time to Plan for La Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca

One of Mexico's largest and most colorful festivals, La Guelaguetza  in Oaxaca, is coming up quickly, so it's time to start making preparations now! This year the Guelaguetza will take place on July 20 and July 27. Guelaguetza, meaning "offering" and "mutual exchange of gifts and services" in th... Read more »

2015 Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S. Department of State

In an effort to make sure U.S. citizens are aware of any international security concerns in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has been updating their travel warning about every eight months or so. The report was edited May 5, 2015, with little changes from its prior.   General Conditi... Read more »

Posted In: Safety of Mexico

Guadalajara Named Hottest Destination of 2015

Guadalajara was named "the next it city" by Conde Nast Traveler in their "Hottest Destinations of 2015" travel list! Conde Nast Traveler writes,  Look out, Mexico City—Guadalajara, the country’s second-largest metropolis and the capital of Jalisco is coming into its own. Especially the foo... Read more »

Posted In: Condé Nast

Escape to the Riviera Maya – Tulum, Akumal, and Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Looking for a reason to travel to Mexico this summer? There is no better time to visit the Riviera Maya than now! For a limited time, we are offering an exclusive early booking bonus for Banyan Tree Mayakoba with up to 25% off rates and  freebies such as private round-trip airport transfers and... Read more »

What Have You Heard About Mexico These Days? Misconceptions Made Clear

What have you heard about Mexico? Here are some facts about Mexico you probably didn't know. 1) Mexico is home to world class archaeology, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and museums Mexico is home to over 44,000 archaeological sites, 27 of which are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage -- that's ... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, News

Guanajuato Named Gastronomy Capital

During the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR), the Mexican state of Guanajuato was recently awarded the title of the 2015 Gastronomic Culture Capital of Ibero America. Fernando Olivera Rocha, the Secretary of Tourism in Guanajuato, said, "For Guanajuato, it is a great responsibility an... Read more »

Why to Travel to Mexico in the Summer

Wondering when to visit Mexico? While Mexico is primarily thought as of an exotic, winter-escape destination, there are plenty of reasons why Mexico is also a fantastic getaway for summer  -- especially for families! Colorful festivals, unique wildlife opportunities, and low-season rates make for ... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations, News

Journey Mexico – Mexico City News

After just six short months of opening our first Journey Mexico office in Mexico City (and third in the country), we are happy to report the following progress: Staff The Mexico City office, located right in front of the capital's iconic landmark: El Ángel de la Independencia (Angel of Indepen... Read more »

6 Things to Know This Whale Shark Season

Starting on  May 15, the 2015 whale shark season will officially begin just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Each year the whale shark, which is the largest of the fish species, begin to arrive from their annual migration to the warm waters of the Mexican-Caribbean Sea near Cancun/Riviera M... Read more »