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

San Miguel the “Best Destination in Mexico” in Food and Travel Awards 2019

San Miguel de Allende has been named the “best destination in Mexico” in the Food and Travel Awards 2019. The colonial city in Guanajuato held off the other shortlisted destinations of Oaxaca, Merida, Cancun, and Campeche to claim the prize in the annual celebration of Mexico’s finest resta... Read more »

Enjoy a Taste of Mexico: Where Flavor is Everything

Mexico's culinary scene is much more than tacos. It's trailblazing restaurants, pioneering distilleries, and boutique vineyards. It's where the future and tradition meet in a taste explosion. You can't experience it at home, you've got to be here. To smell the freshness, to hear the sizzle, to ta... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City, News 1, Puebla

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 27 countries in the Americas, including the U... Read more »

Posted In: Health and Safety

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

3 Ultra-Luxurious Experiences Available at Cancun’s NIZUC Resort

The celebrated NIZUC Resort and Spa is a glittering treasure chest of luxury experiences. Guests enjoy access to several gourmet restaurants, a high-end spa, and cutting-edge suites – all exquisitely designed with the beauty of the Mexican-Caribbean acting as a backdrop. While the number of lux... Read more »

Posted In: Cancun, Culture, Luxury

Mexico City Named in World’s Top Cities to Visit in 2020 by Rough Guides

Rough Guides has named Mexico City as one of the top places to visit in 2020. The travel experts placed the capital in its annual “Best Places to Travel In…” guide, naming it among seven other cities. They praised Mexico City for its mix of ancient wonders, buzzing artistic scene, and cu... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Puerto Vallarta Snorkeling: What You’ll See and Where to Do It

A Puerto Vallarta snorkeling adventure offers the opportunity to see some of the Pacific’s most spectacular creatures. Manta rays, turtles, and colorful fish all call the Bay of Banderas home, but where are the best places to dive? And when’s the best time to go? Here we discuss everything yo... Read more »

Tlalpujahua: The Mexican Town Where It’s Christmas Every Day of the Year

Tlalpujahua sits a long way from Santa Claus’ North Pole residence – around 5,000 miles as the sleigh flies. But in this small Michoacán town in the middle of Mexico, it’s Christmas every day of the year. Once a gold and silver mining village, the residents of Tlalpujahua are now almost so... Read more »

Inside 50 Mils: The Four Seasons Mexico City’s Innovative Cocktail Bar

The Four Seasons Mexico City doesn’t do average. The signs are everywhere: an unbeatable location on Reforma Avenue; a grand hacienda-style inner courtyard; plush, exquisite suites. No, average is not part of its lexicon. It comes as no surprise then that its bar is nowhere near your average ho... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City, News 1

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 »

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 »