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

Journey Mexico CEO Named Among World’s Best Travel Advisors

Journey Mexico CEO Zachary Rabinor has been named one of the world’s top travel advisors by industry experts Travel + Leisure. For the ninth straight year, he was awarded a place on their prestigious A-List, which highlights the very best agents and tour operators in the industry. In the ann... Read more »

Formula 1 Return Confirms Mexico City as Top Sporting Destination

Mexico City has cemented its position as a world-class sports destination by securing three more years of Formula 1 races. The city’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will stage a Grand Prix until at least the end of 2022 after an agreement was struck between the sport’s promoting body and the Go... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Update on Sargassum Seaweed Affecting Mexico’s Beaches

The continued presence of sargassum seaweed (a.k.a sargasso, sargazo) on the beaches of Mexico continues to be a concern to many travelers. For those wondering what their experience will be like on their upcoming vacation, we invite you to read more about the problem and how local authorities, hotel... Read more »

Posted In: Nature, News

A Guide to the Puuc Route: The Yucatan’s Culture Trail

The Puuc Route (Ruta Puuc) is a collection of five ancient Maya sites in the Yucatan, around 85km south of Merida. Thanks to its collection of well-preserved towering pyramids and grand palaces, it has become a must-visit attraction for culture-loving visitors to the region. If you’re heading... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Yucatan

How to Spend 24 Hours in Punta Mita

Punta Mita’s enviable spot on the northern tip of the Bay of Banderas brings with it a host of exciting activities. Surfing, sport-fishing, whale watching, and jungle climbs are just the start of what the ultra-exclusive enclave has to offer. Twenty-four hours is nowhere near enough time to... Read more »

Now Is The Time To Experience Mexican Street Food

Netflix’s excellent new show, Taco Chronicles, opens with a dramatic burst of fire. Flames blow tempestuously onto a spinning hunk of meat which sizzles and browns. “What do you see?” the narrator asks the audience. Cue more food shots; this time of a white onion expertly chopped; cila... Read more »

Tacos Al Pastor Named The World’s Tastiest Dish

It’s official. No more arguments. Tacos al pastor is the best dish on the planet… and you won’t find anyone in the Journey Mexico office arguing against that. Mexico’s beloved street food has been crowned the world’s number one by food experts Taste Atlas seeing off stiff competition f... Read more »

Posted In: News

10 Mistakes Tourists Make in Mexico

If you’re a first-timer to Mexico, then you’ve probably got some preconceived notions about what you might find. But it’s time to throw those out the window. Come on… do it now! That’s because Mexico is far too culturally rich, vast, and varied to be stereotyped. But because of the bel... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Destinations

Three Mexican Cities Named in World’s Top Five

Three of the world’s top five cities are in Mexico according to famed travel magazine, Travel + Leisure. San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, and Mexico City shone in the magazine’s annual world’s best list which was voted for by readers. San Miguel placed highest of all the Mexican cities, ... Read more »

Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta: Everything you need to know

Whale watching in Puerto Vallarta should be near the top of every bucket list. Every winter enormous humpback whales arrive in the Bay of Banderas to give birth and mate and, during their time there, they love to leap from the waters and flop back to the surface with an almighty crash, sending a cl... Read more »

Two Mexico City Restaurants Named in World’s Top 50

Two Mexico City restaurants have been honored in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The iconic Pujol claimed North America’s highest position in the list, coming 12th, while world-famous eatery Quintonil came 24th. In another bright note for the country, Mexican-born chef Daniela Sot... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Three San Miguel de Allende Tours That Uncover the City

In Journey Mexico’s last blog post, we took a look at four Mexico City tours that uncover the heart and soul of the city. This time around, we’re going to look at another one of the world’s great cities: San Miguel de Allende. Read on to discover three San Miguel de Allende tours we offer tha... Read more »

Four Mexico City Tours to Unlock the Heart of the City

Having been named one of the world's best travel destinations by National Geographic, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to Mexico City. But if you want to unlock the heart of the city, you will need to go with someone who truly understands it. Journey Mexico has extensive experience cr... Read more »

Island Of The Dolls: A Guide To Mexico’s Creepiest Attraction

The Island of the Dolls has (quite rightly) been named one of the world’s scariest tourist attractions. If you dare to set foot on the island near Mexico City, you will be met with the horrific sight of hundreds of half-decomposed dolls hanging from trees and wooden shacks. But the story of ho... Read more »

Airline announces major savings for surfers and musicians

Mexico’s surfing hotspots are now even more accessible after American Airlines announced they will no longer charge extra for oversize sports and music equipment. The news means that flyers on AA will pay the standard baggage fee for their surfboards, guitars, and the majority of items under 5... Read more »

Puerto Escondido Surf: What You Need To Know

The Puerto Escondido surf scene is best known for its mountainous, rolling waves. The beautiful tubes attract pro riders from all over the world looking to pit themselves against these unruly barrels. If you’re a beginner, we don’t blame you for being a little put-off. But, the truth is, th... Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide To Lucha Libre

Lucha libre is an icon of Mexican entertainment. Walk down any tourist market and you will undoubtedly see the famous, colorful wrestling masks on display. Catching a show while you’re in Mexico is a thrilling way to spend an evening but, before you go, first make sure to read through this beginn... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

5 must-visit towns and villages in Mexico

When you think of visiting Mexico, it’s probably the stretching beaches and major cities that come to mind. But if you’re looking for something a bit more off-the-beaten-path, why not try one of the pretty and fascinating small towns and villages in Mexico? You’ll find a treasure trove of ric... Read more »

Explore The Yucatan: Pyramids, Cenotes, And Chables

Thanks to ancient Maya pyramids, sacred cenotes, and the crystalline Caribbean Sea, the Yucatan Peninsula has become a bucket list destination for travelers across the world. Encompassing the states of Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo, it’s a land of almost limitless adventure. Its major ci... Read more »

5 life-affirming experiences I had at Puerto Vallarta’s yoga retreat Xinalani

Journey Mexico writer Sam Murray went to Puerto Vallarta’s luxury yoga retreat Xinalani for a private waterfall swim, jungle yoga, and a humpback whale encounter… Eco-chic yoga retreat Xinalani lies on the southern curve of Jalisco’s Bay of Banderas. Its thatched-roof cabins poke out from ... Read more »