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

Giving and Growing at K’iin Beh, Rosewood Mayakoba’s Educational Center

Sustainable travel has always been an important part of us here at Journey Mexico. We think this goes beyond environmental responsibility and conservation efforts—as important as these are. Practices that favor local communities are important for a well-rounded idea of responsible travel. It is ... Read more »

Finding Bliss at Hotel Esencia’s Beach Suites

There is a reason why the world’s leading luxury and travel press cannot stop raving about Hotel Esencia. Formerly the winter hideaway of the Italian Duchess of Ferrari, this 50-acre estate has changed but managed to retain its grandeur and refinement. Hotel Esencia is located in the bay of Xpu-H... 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

Exploring Central Mexico with Journey Mexico 2018

Every year Journey Mexico invites a select group of our elite travel partners to join us on a research and familiarization trip to let us show them what traveling with Journey Mexico is like. This year we decided to also have a 7-day research trip, hitting some of the most iconic attractions in Cent... Read more »

KINAN SPA: A Haven of Mayan Wellness and Healing at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Your stay at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is not complete without a pampering session at Kinan Spa, a true gem among wellness retreats, set among flower-filled gardens and 200 acres of lush rainforest, so close to the Caribbean you can feel the breeze. Treatments inspired by the wisdom and tradit... Read more »

Easter in Mexico – Semana Santa and Pascua

Easter in Mexico is a two-week holiday consisting of Semana Santa (The Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending Easter Saturday) and Pascua (Starting with Easter Sunday and ending the following Saturday). Semana Santa is undoubtedly the most important holiday in Mexican culture. Schools and of... Read more »

Mexico City’s Art Scene Heats Up: ZONA MACO & World Design Capital

Mexico City has been the artistic capital of Mexico since colonial times, when Europeans and the budding mestizo population began filling the city with palaces, theaters, and sanctuaries for the arts. The city's reputation has endured well into our current day. Moreover, in recent years the city has... Read more »

From the Villas Insider Key Blog: Villa Mandarinas

Over at Villas by Journey Mexico's Insider Key blog we're featuring Villa Mandarinas, a gorgeous oceanfront property south of downtown Puerto Vallarta. We visited this month and have 11 photos that best represent the kind of amazing vacation you can spend at this colorful villa. Go take a look, let ... Read more »

Wendy Perrin’s WOW List is Out: Meet Your Trusted Mexico Travel Expert

Zachary Rabinor, founder and CEO of Journey Mexico, has been named to Wendy Perrin's WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts for the fifth consecutive year. Formerly the Director of Consumer News and Digital Community at Condé Nast Traveler, Wendy is an authoritative voice among travelers and travel pr... Read more »

Discover the Mayan World with an Immersive Dining Experience at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Visiting Mayan archaeological sites is awe-inspiring. Millions of travelers go to these fascinating and mysterious destinations every year. In the company of the right guide, every stone and engraving speaks to you of a distant, fascinating world with a unique understanding of itself and its surroun... Read more »

Your Luxury Holiday in Mexico, Without Luxury Prices

Journey Mexico CEO Zachary Rabinor recently gave The New York Times key tips on having a luxury travel experience in Mexico while on a budget. Zach's advice focused on three things: when to go, where to stay, and what to eat. The time of the year (even the day of the week) can make a big differ... Read more »

Posadas in Mexico, a Christmas Tradition

For many Mexicans the word posadas evokes chilly nights surrounded by family and friends, singing, enjoying a warm meal and spreading holiday cheer all around. If you have never been lucky enough to be invited to one of these celebrations, read on to find out what makes these holiday fiestas so en... Read more »

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

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 »