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

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

Pueblos Magicos: A Guide to Mexico’s Magic Towns

Pueblos Magicos are towns recognized by the Mexican government for their “magical” qualities, whether that be their astonishing beauty, rich history, or extraordinary legends. Among the more famous Pueblos Magicos is Tequila – the home of the world renowned spirit. But, for the most part, t... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Destinations

Merida Named World’s Best Small City by Conde Nast Traveler

Merida in Mexico has been named the world’s best small city by Conde Nast Traveler while Puerto Vallarta and Puebla were also named in the top 10. The Colonial gem in the Yucatan Peninsula was praised by CN Traveler for its colorful streets of colonial architecture and rich Maya history. It ... Read more »

Puerto Vallarta Named Among World’s Best Beginner Surf Spots

Puerto Vallarta and its nearby towns of Sayulita and Punta Mita have been named among the world’s best beginner’s surf spots. The trio of Mexican beach destinations were praised for being the “hub of user-friendly waves in mainland Mex, with soft beach breaks and mellow points” by the sur... Read more »

The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know

General Zika (ZIKV) Information The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is transmitted by the same type of mosquito linked to dengue and chikungunya. Cases have been identified across four continents. It has been detected in more than 20 countries in the Americas, including the U... Read more »

Posted In: Health and Safety

Day of the Dead in Mexico Explained: Updated 2019

If you want to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, there are some fundamentals you’ll need to know. The first – and possibly most important – is that Dia de Muertos is certainly not Halloween! Where Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic festival to scare off spirits, Dia de Muertos i... Read more »

My Marvelous Journey To Meet Chiapas’ Local Communities

Journey Mexico’s Dalia Cruz goes on an exciting adventure in Chiapas, a Mexican state in the very south of the country, to meet local communities, explore traditional villages, and visit ancient archeological sites. Here she tells us what she discovered and the lessons she learned… I found Ch... Read more »

Posted In: Chiapas, Culture

Mexico City Sightseeing: 6 Essentials to Bring With You on a Tour

Going on a Mexico City sightseeing tour is the perfect way to acquaint yourself quickly with one of the truly great megacities. Whether you opt for a taco tour, art adventure, or cantina crawl, there are certain things you’ll want to bring with you to make your day much more comfortable. Below ... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

6 Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta and Nearby

The best beaches in Puerto Vallarta can rival any of Mexico’s other sun-and-sand destinations, thanks in no small part to the area’s ethereal beauty. The magic lies in the twin gems of the twinkling Bay of Banderas in front and the towering Sierra Madre behind — both uniquely beautiful by them... Read more »

Mexican Celebrations: A Month-by-Month Guide to the Holidays and Festivals

Mexican celebrations and national holidays offer the out-of-town visitor a fantastic chance to witness the country at its most raw. The fiestas and celebrations can be loud, raucous, and colorful but also deeply religious, poignant, and touching. If you’re thinking about booking a vacation to M... Read more »

El Callejon del Beso: The Story Behind Guanajuato’s Famous Alleyway

The heartbreaking story behind El Callejon del Beso (the Alley of the Kiss), an enchanting narrow alleyway in the equally magical city of Guanajuato, is a Shakespearean tale of forbidden love and murder. Here’s how it goes…   The sign marking Callejon del Beso Credit: Wiki Commons ... Read more »

Huaraches: The Rags to Riches Tale of Mexico’s Famous Sandals

The story of huaraches, Mexico’s ubiquitous leather sandal, is a Hollywood-worthy, rags to riches tale. Starting life as footwear favored by farm workers, these humble, handmade leather sandals went on to inspire one of the world’s most popular sneakers.   Origin of huaraches Lamen... Read more »

Posted In: Culture

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

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 enoug... 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 th... 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 »