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

Haunted Tales in Mexico

Just in time for the spookiest time of the year.  With Halloween just around the corner how about a seasonal get-away to Mexico where visitors will have a good chance of seeing something more “freaky” than just beaches, colonial cities and ruins.  Mexico is not only known for its incredible pl... Read more »

October 2013 Newsletter

Hitting inboxes in over 70 countries this week was our October newsletter packed with the latest in what’s going on in Mexico and where to go. You'll find articles about Dia de los Muertos traditions, Oaxaca Native Crafts, and learn about the 4 new Coqui Coqui properties we are working with.   Be... Read more »

San Miguel de Allende: The World’s Best City

In case you haven't heard yet,  San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato is the place to be right now. Set in Mexico's Colonial Heartland,  the quaint UNESCO World Heritage City is a thriving center for art, culture, and history. The streets are composed of well-preserved buildings that have become... Read more »

Dia de los Muertos in Mexico

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an often misunderstood holiday celebrated in Mexico. It originated from a centuries old Aztec festival in honor of Mictecacihuatl, a goddess known as the Lady of the Dead. Since it follows Halloween, some people might conclude that it is the same holiday, ... Read more »

Holiday and Christmas Celebrations in Mexico

Holidays in Mexico begin by observing the religious traditions on December 12th and doesn't finish until February 2nd. Filled with posadas, Noche Buena, Navidad, the Feast of Guadalupe, Dia de los Inocentes, Los Reyes, Dia de la Calendaria, it is a joyous two months of celebration and cheer. E... Read more »

The Wonders of Mexico

Las Maravillas de Mexico  - The 13 Wonders of Mexico is a list of a total of 26 incredible places in Mexico - 13 natural wonders and 13 man-made wonders. Of the 26, Journey Mexico has visited all but 2. Below is a collection of our photos that we personally have taken during our travels through Me... Read more »

Last Minute Holiday Avaliability

Peak season for holiday travel is December 15th through January 7th. With international travel to Mexico steadily increasing, hotels are filling up fast this year. In order to stay ahead, we've contacted some of the most sought-after hotels and checked their current availability. At this point, mos... Read more »

Casa Lecanda Winner of Top 100 Hotels Around The World

Merida, Yucatan, MEXICO– SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 – Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 77 years, announced that Casa Lecanda Boutique Hotel has been recognized as a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner in the “Home Suite Homes” category. The award presentation took place in N... Read more »

Posted In: Yucatan

10 Year Anniversary Celebration in Mexico City

Journey Mexico happily celebrated their 10th anniversary this month by joining the Puerto Vallarta and Cancun staff in Mexico's capital, Mexico City. Very appropriately, the celebration fell over a holiday weekend when Mexico itself was celebrating the anniversary of their Independence- their 203rd ... Read more »

September 2013 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is packed with the latest in what’s going on in Mexico and where to go. We focus on Acapulco, in all of its struggles and strides and accompany it with an  exclusive promotion we secured from Hotel Boca Chica.  To view the September newsletter in its entirety, ... Read more »

Tropical Storms Hit Mexico Over Holiday Weekend – How You Can Help

Over the Mexican holiday weekend, Mexico found itself battered by both the Tropical Storm of Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid. The Tropical Storm of Manuel  hit first on the Pacific Coast which was almost immediately followed by Hurricane Ingrid, causing widespread devastation in the east of the count... Read more »

Posted In: News

International Festival of Mayan Culture 2013

México, DF, August 6, 2013- The environment and the ancient Mayan knowledge about ecosystems and their interaction with humans will be the focus of the multifaceted program at the International Cultural Festival Maya 2013 which will be held Merida, Yucatan . The program was presented at Mexico Cit... Read more »

The Story of El Grito and Mexico’s Independence Day

#MexicoToday: The time of Mexico's most energetic celebration is once again upon us as Monday, September 16th marks Mexico's 203rd Independence Day. Millions will kick off the celebration with "El Grito," the traditional cry of: "Viva México!" But how many understand the actual history of this ritu... Read more »

The Latest in Acapulco

Is Acapulco Safe? The U.S State Department's Mexico Travel Warning does not discourage against travel to Acapulco rather suggests  that you should simply exercise caution and stay within tourist areas of the Costera Miguel Aleman Boulevard, which parallels the popular beach areas. In response to... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations, News

The Hotel Esencia Experience

One of the best boutique hotels in Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia is also one of the most luxurious and romantic. It is a favorite for brides-to-be and featured in many wedding magazines as the perfect Mexico Destination venue, but the reason we love it so much is the exclusivity.  Thirty simple and... Read more »

Puente Baluarte (Baluarte Bridge)

The drive between Durango to the Pacific coast resort of Mazatlán in Sinaloa currently takes about 6 hours but the time will be cut in half when the new 4-lane Puente Baluarte (Baluarte Bridge) is finished later this year.  Inaugurated by President Calderon in January 2012, the 1.2 billion ... Read more »

Posted In: News

August 2013 Newsletter

Hitting inboxes around the world is our August newsletter  packed with the latest in what’s going on in Mexico and where to go. This month we focus in on Mexico's upcoming plans and strategies to strengthen the tourism sector and put the spotlight on some of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities.  ... Read more »

Travel + Leisure The 2013 A-List: Journey Mexico’s Zachary Rabinor

“In the hands of an expert, a simple vacation can become a life-changing journey: an breathtaking adventure, an education unmatched in any classroom, a soul-restoring retreat. Wherever your travels take you—from cruising in Antarctica to a walking safari in Zambia—we have the agent for you.”... Read more »

The Future Plans and Strategies for Mexico’s Tourism

In a recent article for Travel Weekly, Editor in Chief Arnie Wiesemann had the opportunity to sit down with Mexico's new Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, to discuss  how she intends to grow Mexico's tourism to become  the third-largest contributor to the country's economy (which is cu... Read more »

Posted In: News, Safety of Mexico

Day 3: Traveling the Yucatan

Journey Mexico's CEO and Groups Director recently accompanied Trafalgar and 30 travel partners on a journey through the Yucatan Peninsula. The three day journey started off in Cancun and led them through Merida, Izamal, and Celestun; it was a FAM trip to experience Trafalgar's unique Treasures of... Read more »

Posted In: On the Road, Yucatan