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

New MACAY Museum Exhibit Opens in April

New MACAY Museum Exhibit Opens in April

MACAY, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán, is definitely the place to go if you’d like to travel the Yucatan Peninsula and see contemporary art. Approximately 80,000 people have visited the MACAY museum, annually, over the past ten years. From now (April) until June of 2010, MACAY will ... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, News
Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca Now For Sale

Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca Now For Sale

This seems like a pretty interesting book reflecting the social angst that came out of Oaxaca, Mexico in 2007. At the time, Mexican police officers opened fire on a group of protestors who were advocating for the right to an education. A strong social backlash was channeled through the art form of g... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, News
Coco Nogales Surf Contest in Oaxaca

Coco Nogales Surf Contest in Oaxaca

Coco Nogales, a professional surfer and local of Puerto Escondido, is putting on a surf contest April 29th and 30th, 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico. The event is called “The Coco Nogales Surf Challenge – For the Future Stars” and is being hosted in conjunction with Hurley and Red Bull. The prizes for... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure, Oaxaca
Somewhere Near Tapachula Documentary

Somewhere Near Tapachula Documentary

Below is the trailer for a documentary film called Somewhere Near Tapachula about a mission in Tapachula, Chiapas for Mexican children with troubled pasts. In addition to shelter and schooling, the mission takes the children on weekly trips to the beach. Apparently, in 2004, someone left a surfboard... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure, Media, News
Annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Begins Next Week

Annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Begins Next Week

If you are interested in sailing to Mexico, next Friday, April 23rd, marks the beginning of the 63rd Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, the word’s largest international yacht race. So far there are 210 yachts registered for this year’s event. The race takes sailors 125 miles from Newport, Californ... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure, News
How To Follow Us Via RSS Feed

How To Follow Us Via RSS Feed

If you’re not familiar with RSS Feeds, fear not. It’s actually a really simple and convenient feature that allows you to have updates from your favorite websites sent to you as soon as they are published, saving you the time of having to actually go to each site to check for updates. Readers ... Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know About Sunscreen Before Summer

5 Things You Need to Know About Sunscreen Before Summer

I just came across an interesting article that really opened my eyes about sunscreen. If you’ll be traveling to Mexico with us this year, or to anywhere else you’ll need protection from the sun, here are five things you need to know: According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2009 study,... Read more »

Posted In: News
Beautiful Video of Oaxaca

Beautiful Video of Oaxaca

I just came across this video of Oaxaca that was made to celebrate Mexico's 200th anniversary of Independence. The video does an incredible job of showing the diverse beauty that the state of Oaxaca has to offer. ... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Media, Nature
First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Travel to Mexico

First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Travel to Mexico

In a recent interview with ABC News from Mexico City, Michelle Obama said that it is a safe for Americans to travel to Mexico. She told reporters, "Our embassies are not discouraging American visitors. I think that they are encouraging them to be aware and to be smart as they travel." She also sai... Read more »

Posted In: Health and Safety, News
New Sarcophagus to Give Fresh Insight Into the Fall of the Maya

New Sarcophagus to Give Fresh Insight Into the Fall of the Maya

Researches at the archeological site of Tonina in Chiapas found a new sarcophagus in January of 2010, which they feel could help clear up the mystery surrounding the fall of the Mayan civilization. The sarcophagus is said to measure 6.7 feet in length, 27.6 inches in width, and 23.6 inches in dept... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, News
Dios Nunca Muere Showcases Contemporary Oaxacan Art

Dios Nunca Muere Showcases Contemporary Oaxacan Art

Dios Nunca Muere (“God Never Dies”), an awesome exhibition of contemporary Oaxacan art, went off with great success last week at Deluge Gallery in Victoria, Canada. The exhibition showcased works from 17 artists from Oaxaca, Mexico - two being the regions most notable: Daniel Guzman and Dr. Lakr... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, News
Journey Mexico 2010 Spring Newsletter

Journey Mexico 2010 Spring Newsletter

 A Fresh Look at Journey Mexico We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website and blog. The new Journey Mexico website is designed to showcase the unique and authentic experiences that we offer throughout Mexico as well as to provide travel planners with a user friendly and informative... Read more »

Quiverito Surf Shop in Sayulita Doing Something Different

Quiverito Surf Shop in Sayulita Doing Something Different

If you’ll be surfing in Mexico any time soon (Sayulita specifically), be sure to check out one of the town’s newest surf shops, Quiverito. Although Sayulita is a tad saturated when it comes to surf shops these days, Josh Labovitz, Quiverito’s owner, is definitely doing something different and ... Read more »

Journey Mexico Featured on Planeta.com

Journey Mexico Featured on Planeta.com

We were featured on Ron Mader’s website, Planeta.com, this week in a section called Luxury Travel in Mexico by Ron Mader. Many thanks to Ron. Planeta is an incredible resource for responsible and eco travel, and we’re thrilled about everything Ron is doing for travel to Mexico. Ron has a really... Read more »

Posted In: News
Another Study Confirms Safety of Mexico

Another Study Confirms Safety of Mexico

The safety of traveling to Mexico is a redundant topic for those of us living here, but Americans still don’t seem to be getting the message (especially my mother). When explaining the situation to friends and family back home (about 30 miles north of Philadelphia), I always draw an analogy along... Read more »

Posted In: Health and Safety, News
Journey Mexico’s New FlipCam

Journey Mexico’s New FlipCam

We are very excited to bring tons of videos to our new website/blog! Here's a greeting from Matteo. ... Read more »

Journey Mexico in Travel and Leisure

Journey Mexico in Travel and Leisure

We are very excited to have been selected for the March issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the “World’s Top Adventure Trips.” The article covers one of our Sea Turtle tours as well as a Whale Watching Tour, both of which we are very proud. Many thanks to Travel and Leisure Magazin... Read more »

Viva Tequila Festival in Guadalajara

Viva Tequila Festival in Guadalajara

[caption id="attachment_18" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image via http://www.periodicoelsur.com/"] Today marks the beginning of the Viva Tequila Festival in Guadalajara, which will run from today until March 22nd and is expected to become an annual event. The festival was formed with ful... Read more »

7th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

7th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

March 17-20th of this year marks the 7th annual International Guitar Festival in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Each year, musicians, artists, and music lovers from around the world flock to Zihuatanejo, one of Mexico’s most unspoiled and tranquil bays, for the festival. Zihuatanejo provides the perfect ba... Read more »

Travel + Leisure Best Adventure-Travel Outfitters 2010

Travel + Leisure Best Adventure-Travel Outfitters 2010

Journey Mexico has been selected as one of the World's Best Adventure-Travel Outfitters for 2010. We were selected under the category of Regional Specialists due to our specialized focus on Mexico's cultural and natural heritage. Travel + Leisure went on to feature one of our Whale Watching Trips as... Read more »