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

Whales And Whale Sharks Are Returning to Mexico’s Pacific Coast

As Mexico’s Pacific coast starts to cool off from summer’s heat, some of its largest annual visitors are just arriving.   Swimming all the way down from Alaska’s frigid waters are majestic Humpback and Gray Whales.  And arriving to feast in the warm waters of Southern Baja are the tranquil ... Read more »

Mexico Announces 10 New “Pueblos Mágicos” or “Magical Towns.”

During the fifth annual Magical Towns Fair in Morelia, Michoacán, the Mexico Tourism Board announced the addition of 10 new Pueblos Mágicos, bringing the number of destinations 121.  Launched in 2001, this program recognizes towns in Mexico that provide visitors with rich culture, regional tradit... Read more »

Discover San Cristóbal de las Casas with a Stay at the Splendid Hotel Bo

Nestled in the Central Highlands of Mexico, in the state of Chiapas sits the incredibly picturesque town of San Cristóbal de las Casas at an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft). This charming town was founded by the Spanish as a military fort in 1528 and is the cultural center of the state and a hub fo... Read more »

San Miguel de Allende: Best City in the World For the Second Year in a Row

Every year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the best hotels and tourist destinations around the world. For the second year in a row, Travel + Leisure readers chose Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende as their favorite city in the world. In 2018, Mexico reigns supreme. For the second year in a row, San... Read more »

5 Little-Known Mexican Spirits You Need to Learn About— Then Try

All around the world, Mexico is known for tequila. This Mexican liquor is, after all, one of the country’s main exports. Even mezcal has had its share of the world's attention lately, with hip mezcal bars popping up in Los Angeles, New York and London. But in the world of Mexican spirits, there ar... Read more »

Mexico Travel Updates 2018 (Facts + Numbers)

Last year brought exciting news for Mexico lovers and travel enthusiasts. During 2017, Mexico actually jumped another spot on the list and became  the sixth most visited destination on the world (back in 2013 it was at number 15). But Mexico does not show signs of stopping. From new luxury resorts ... Read more »

From the Villas Insider Key Blog: Live Like a Local in Mexico City

Over at Villas by Journey Mexico's Insider Key blog we've published a brief guide on enjoying Mexico City like a local, for everybody intrigued by this sprawling, cosmopolitan city, but who doesn't know how to start planning a trip there. We take a look at where you can stay (hint: a gorgeous luxury... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City

Exploring Mexico with Journey Mexico FAM 2018

Our private fleet Day 5 was a bit of a travel day as we boarded two small, private planes and flew from Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez in the southern most state of Chiapas. From Tuxtla, we transferred to Chiapa de Corso for a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon. Cruising through the Sumider... Read more »

New Mindfulness Treatments Coming to Nizuc Spa by ESPA

Nizuc Resort & Spa is located on Nizuc Point at the southern end of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. It possesses all the beauty and comforts of the Mexican Caribbean, yet remains secluded from the noisy tourist scene. Inside the resort you will find Nizuc Spa by ESPA, an oasis within an oasis. This 30,00... Read more »

Posted In: Cancun, Destinations, Luxury

Six Trendy Mexico City Galleries You’ll Love

Mexico’s cosmopolitan capital has a charm that attracts and inspires creative types from around the world: painters, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, architects and other creators. Mexico City's reputation is such that the World Design Organization named it the 2018 World Design Capital, t... Read more »

Posted In: Culture, Mexico City

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 »