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

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 »

A Guide to Guadalajara: Art, Culture, Food

The capital of the state of Jalisco and second most populated city in Mexico, Guadalajara is the birthplace of mariachi music. Old colonial charm meets modern living in a city that boasts shopping, museums, sporting events and day trips to near by Tequila and Lake Chapala among the many things to do... 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 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 »

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Romantic Escape to Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita

Of the most romantic destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita are at the top of our list. These neighboring Pacific Coast beach towns stand out as the ideal getaway for couples thanks to their dramatic sunsets, luxury five-star accommodations and private villas, and quiet location nest... Read more »

Mexico Travel Updates, New Hotels in 2017: Cancun, Cabo, Nayarit and More

From the Pacific to the Caribbean , Mexico continues to expand their tourism offerings with new hotels and innovative attractions. And with increased flights into Mexico thanks to lifted aviation restrictions, getting to Mexico will be easier than ever in 2017. Here is a look for what's in store for... Read more »

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Aeromexico Announce its New Flight: Mexico – Seoul

Aeromexico begins this year with great news for Mexico. On May 27th, Aeromexico will launch its third flight to the Asian continent with four weekly flights between Mexico City and Seoul, South Korea. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, considered one of the most modern ... Read more »

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Calm Restored to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen

As you may have seen reported in local media, there have been two separate shooting incidents in the state of Quintana Roo. Journey Mexico is following both situations very closely via our office and staff in Cancun. Any clients we have in the area are being personally contacted by our Cancun sta... Read more »

Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S. Department of State

In an effort to make sure U.S. citizens are aware of any international security concerns in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has been updating their travel warning to Mexico about every few months or so. The most recent report was released December 8, 2016 with several changes from its prior in ... Read more »

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New Rosewood Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit to Open in Mexico

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recently announced plans to open their fifth luxury resort in Mexico.  With an expected 2019 opening, Rosewood Mandarinas  will be part of the exclusive La Mandarina development in Riviera Nayarit (where One&Only has also recently broke ground), just 30 minute... Read more »

Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics 2016

Tourism in Mexico Facts and Statistics 2016   New York Times named Mexico City as the No. 1 place to go in 2016; Todos Santos as the 23rd and Holbox as the 32nd. More >> Travel + Leisure ranked San Miguel de Allende, Mexico as #3 in their annual “World’s Best Cities” li... Read more »

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Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Mexico Travel Specialist

Condé Nast Traveler has been providing travelers of the world with destination inspiration and travel tips for decades. Whether you read their paper magazine, catch the digital version on your tablet, or follow them on Facebook, chances are you've gotten many ideas for your next dream escape or a... Read more »

7 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a region that refers to the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and 'the corridor' between that connects the two. It is a stunning Mexico beach destination at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, with coastlines spanning both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. With a magnifi... Read more »

Mexico City, a World Design Capital

Mexico City is one of the most populous and vibrant modern cities in the world, a melting pot of history and culture, and the epicenter for cutting edge creativity.  Recently named both "The Most Beautiful City in the World" and the "#1 Place to Visit in 2016",  Mexico City can now add to their li... Read more »

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11 Magic Towns of Mexico to Visit on Your Next Beach Vacation

While Mexico's beautiful beaches and resort destinations usually grab the spotlight and the majority of visitors, much of Mexico's charms lie in the small pueblos and villages nestled in foothills,  hidden in the mountains, or off-the-beaten path somewhere along the coasts. For travelers ready t... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Destinations

Day of the Dead in Mexico Explained

What is Day of the Dead? Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an often misunderstood holiday celebrated in Mexico. While, technically speaking, the actual Day of the Dead is November 2nd, the tradition has evolved to also include October 31st and November 1st as well. Because the US and Me... Read more »

Beach Cleanup in Puerto Vallarta – International Coastal Cleanup Day

As a part of our commitment to the environment and sustainability, our Journey Mexico Puerto Vallarta office participated in this year's International Coastal Cleanup Day! Our staff members and their families gathered at Playa Boca de Tomates and together with the city hall's Department of Ecolog... Read more »

San Miguel Allende, Listed Best City with Best Hotel in the World, Hotel Matilda

San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato continues to top traveler's lists! Most recently, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized San Miguel Allende in the magazine's iconic Readers’ Choice Awards. San Miguel de Allende took 5th place on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 “The Best Cities in the World... Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Detox Trip

Original version featured on the Virtuoso Blog If you can’t remember how long it’s been since you took a break from your smartphone, tablet and computer, you’re likely in need to escape technology and to book yourself a digital detox trip! "Digital detox trips" are a relatively new concept ... Read more »