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

Mexico and the U.S. are Closer Than Ever

Mexico and the United States are closer than ever with more and more flight opening each week from all across the States. Are you ready to visit Mexico? Travel Weekly, a travel industry news resource, recently published an article titled “Ever-growing Air Options Thanks to Low-cost Carriers... Read more »

Help Oaxaca Recover and Experience Day of the Dead

One of the areas hardest hit by the 1st earthquake and latest aftershock (this past weekend) was the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (state of Oaxaca), specifically the village of Juchitan; we feel especially connected to the area as one of our staff members, Alejandro Gómez is from this village and hi... Read more »

Update: Mexico City/Puebla Earthquake

Journey Mexico – Updated Mexico City/Puebla Earthquake Information, September 26, 2017 5:00 PM As Mexico City and Puebla return to normal following the earthquake on September 25th, we have seen and incredible outpouring of support from across Mexico and endless acts of heroism.  The philanthr... Read more »

Baja California: A Fun-Filled Family Adventure

After countless trips to the amazing Riviera Maya and action-packed Veracruz, this past summer we finally decided to head to Baja California Sur on a fun-filled family adventure. Reading about the countless active-adventure experiences available in the region had certainly sparked our interest. ... Read more »

Celebrate “El Grito”: Mexico Independence Day

Most countries around the world celebrate an Independence Day, commemorating the date of a country's statehood. The stories and circumstances of independence vary from peaceful transitions to horrific wars. Mexico is no exception, and the story of Mexico's flight for independence is complex and intr... Read more »

Posted In: Culture

Updated Statement: Mexico Earthquake

Journey Mexico Southern Mexico Earthquake Update, September 8, 2017 7:00 PM We at Journey Mexico are grateful for the outpouring of support and concern that we have received from our friends, clients, partners and suppliers from around the globe today.   As you know, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake o... Read more »

2017 Updated Mexico Travel Warning From U.S. Department of State

In light of the updated US Department of State Travel Warning for Mexico (August 22, 2017) and in response to many inquiries about the situation on the ground, below follows our comments and insight into Mexico's current travel environment. As the travel warning states, there has been an increase... Read more »

Posted In: Health and Safety, News

The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know

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

Posted In: Health and Safety

Mexico’s Stunning Haciendas

Holding a rich and glorious, yet also ominous, place in the history of the country, Mexico's stunning haciendas are unique memorials that offer tangible links to Mexico's past.   Dating back as far as the 1500's, immediately following the colonization of Mexico by the Spanish, haciendas have playe... Read more »

Mexico: The 8th Most Visited Country in the World

Mexico advanced one place from 2016 to 2017 in the rankings for the most visited countries in the world, moving from the 9th to the 8th most visited country in the world. According to World Tourism Organization (WTO), in its recent World Tourism Barometer report, Mexico passed Turkey after re... Read more »

Posted In: News

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico: 4 Facts to Know About Biggest Fish of The Sea

Swim with giant sharks? Are you crazy?!  Don't worry, whale sharks are known as the Gentle Giants of the Sea. As the largest fish on the planet, whale sharks can reach lengths of 18 to 40 feet (5.5 to 12 meters) and with an average weight of approximately 15 tons, making a swim with these incred... Read more »

San Miguel de Allende: Best City in the World 2017

Every year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the best hotels and tourist destinations around the world. This year, T +L's World's Best Awards named Mexico's San Miguel Allende as the best city in the world! This year’s No. 1 winner — for the first time ever in the World’s Best Awards’ 22-year hi... Read more »

Exploring Mexico with Journey Mexico FAM 2017

Each year Journey Mexico invites a select group of our travel partners to join us on a FAM trip and let us show them what a Journey Mexico travel experience is like. This year's FAM took us to four states in 16 days—from the city to the beach and more. It was a great group and we could not have as... Read more »

Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project at Mayakoba

With the purpose of recovering the local ecosystem of Mayakoba and to fight against the negative effects of global warming and beach erosion that is present in Riviera Maya and the Caribbean, local authorities and hotels have launched a coastal ecosystem rehabilitation project. Mayakoba is impl... Read more »

Cool Places to Stay Cool in Mexico This Summer

The beach destinations of Mexico, that are so popular with many visitors, have summers that are pretty hot and can be pretty humid too.  This is just fine when you are on holiday and swimming in the ocean in front of your villa or hanging out in the pool with a drink in your hand at your resort. ... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations

Weekend Escapes are Good for the Body, Mind and Soul

With a work-life balance becoming more and more important in people's lives and longer vacations becoming more and more difficult with life's day-to-day obligations, Weekend Escapes are becoming more and more popular.   These long weekend are a great way to take a short break and recharge, redisco... Read more »

San Miguel de Allende: An Art & Gastronomy Destination

Recently announced in Food & Beverage Magazine, San Miguel de Allende will host a new food and art festival called MAG: Market of Arts & Gastronomy . The event is planned to become an annual occurrence, with the first dates programmed for July 13 to 16 of this year. The festival will bri... Read more »

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 17 and July 24. Guelaguetza, meaning "offering" and "mutual exchange of gifts and services" in t... Read more »

Five Hot Destination to Visit in Mexico

Do you know where to go in Mexico? Travel + Leisure and our incredible, Mexico-loving expert CEO Zach Rabinor, listed the 5 top trendy destination to visit in Mexico. “Mexico offers world-class opportunities for culture, wildlife, active travel, and more,” said Rabinor. “Ranking seventh in th... Read more »

Playa del Carmen: One of the 25 Best Destinations in the World

TripAdvisor recently announced its list of the Top 25 International Destinations 2017, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico was listed as the 20th best destinations in the world by the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2017. This is incredible recognition for this Playa del Carmen. Perfectly located a... Read more »