As spring rolls in our team has been busy designing new cultural experiences and scoping out some fabulous hotels and luxury villas in Mexico for our discerning guests. Read on to get a taste of what´s new in Journey Mexico´s world!
Our latest experiences take you from the ancient waterways of Xochimilco in Mexico City, over to the western state of Jalisco into Guadalajara´s historical streets, and the striking agave fields around Tequila.
Following re-adjustments and pandemic logistics, we are thrilled to once again offer our Mexico City travelers the chance to visit Xochimilco´s rich history in the south of the city. Float around the canals on a pre-Columbian, colorful trajinera as you learn about the importance of the area´s chinampas (floating gardens) – an Agricultural Heritage System – and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect the intriguing, endemic, Axolotl salamander.
Over in Jalisco´s capital, Guadalajara, you can take a cooking class in one of the city´s old casonas, remodeled into a beautiful space for cooking up traditional Mexican dishes. Before getting hands-on in the kitchen, you´ll learn about the importance of Guadalajaran markets as you select your ingredients and get a feel of the produce available from local providers.
For an evening experience in Guadalajara, try our guided walk around the historical center, where you´ll get to see the highlights of the city while stopping off at a few local spots for a drink and to try tasty some Mexican antojitos (appetizers). The last stop takes you to an amazing historical cantina, a traditional bar that´s emblematic of Mexican culture.
Tequila lovers won´t want to miss our trip to the homeland of the Mexican spirit! Discover the history, distillery processes, and passion that has gone into tequila production over generations. During the experience, you´ll be accompanied by a master tequilero, or tequila expert, as you learn about different processes in two distilleries, admire mesmerizing blue agave fields, and enjoy a private tequila tasting.
New Luxury Hotels in Mexico
Our fresh luxury Mexico hotel offerings invite clients to enjoy Mexico City with a stay at a renovated 1930´s mansion, to relax in the tropical beachfront peace of Etéreo in the Riviera Maya, and to disconnect in two striking properties on the Oaxacan coast, both dreamed up by architect Alberto Kalach.
In the capital, Casa Polanco sits in the upscale neighborhood of the same name, ideally located for exploring luxury shopping, high-end restaurants, and the area´s arts and cultural scene. The historic mansion brings together contemporary and Spanish colonial revival architecture, with 19 elegant suites for guests.
Floating over mangrove forests with a view onto the Caribbean Sea, Etéreo boasts 75 ocean-facing accommodations, some with private plunge pools, roof decks, and hot tubs. The serene resort provides guests with eateries, each with their own flavor, and the gorgeous Auberge Spa for healing rituals and bodywork.
Operating on 100% solar power, Terrestre´s design creates a spatial experience that interacts with its natural surroundings. The 14-guestroom hotel sits amongst jungle foliage around 40 minutes up the coast from Puerto Escondido, perfect for a retreat away from the distractions of daily life. Relax in the hexagonal spa, take a dip in your own private plunge pool, and dine in the open-air restaurant.
A little further down the coast from Puerto Escondido, Casa Sforza awaits guests with unique architecture consisting of arches and vaults, allowing the sea breeze to flow through the spaces. Earthy textures and neutral colors decorate the property´s 11 rooms, some enjoying an outdoor hot tub, plunge pool, or terrace. The main pool is a concentric circle of light blue, beautifully uniting the natural surroundings and sandy-stone hotel.
New Luxury Villas at Villas by Journey Mexico
On the villa front, Journey Mexico is working with some exciting properties from coast to coast! In Los Cabos, Casa de la Villa and Villa Bellissima can be found on either side of the tourist corridor. Casa de la Villa is nestled at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains in the privileged, gated community of El Altillo in San José de Cabo. Modern and artistic, the gorgeous home looks over desert countryside and manicured golf greens.
Villa Bellisima sits into the rocky desert hillsides of Cabos San Lucas, spanning over 5-levels that extend plenty of privacy and space to relax. Ideal for larger groups, the villa has two infinity pools and expansive ocean views.
On the spear-headed peninsula of Punta Mita, Casa Roka offers a tropical stay surrounded by jungle foliage and Pacific surf. Found within the Kupuri Estates development, the villa features exposed ceiling beams, dark wood, and rustic decorative pieces made from natural materials.
Continuing down Mexico´s Pacific coast, the beautiful Villa Murmullo and Villa Ensueno gazes over picture-perfect Zihuatanejo Bay. This hillside villa sets a vacation tone with its dried palm palapa roofs and terracotta façade, while featuring a private, freeform infinity pool with extraordinary views of the surroundings.
Our final villa announcements lead us to the Riviera Maya on Mexico´s Caribbean coast. Villa Amaite is a dreamy beachfront villa on the tranquil shores of Soliman Bay, just north of Tulum. Come and relax amongst tropical architecture and minimalist décor, fashioned with wood, clean lines, and dried palm palapas. Take a dip in the crisp private pool, step down onto the sandy beach, and take in ocean views from the rooftop seating area.
Hotel Jashita´s signature villas sit at the edge of Tulum town, in the luxury community of Aldea Zama. Twin villas unite to offer Villa Imperia for a stay of up to 20 guests, sharing two rooftop swimming pools, a garden grill bar, patio, and multiple dining areas and kitchens. The décor is bright white with well-appointed furnishings, bringing a sense of stylish sophistication.
To start planning your next Mexico adventure, get in touch with our expert team who can tailor the perfect trip for you!