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

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 »

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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 »

Mexico: The 8th Most Visited Country in the World

Mexico advanced one place from 2016 to 2017 in the rankings for the most visited countries in the world, moving from the 9th to the 8th most visited country in the world. According to World Tourism Organization (WTO), in its recent World Tourism Barometer report, Mexico passed Turkey after re... Read more »

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico: 4 Facts to Know About Biggest Fish of The Sea

Swim with giant sharks? Are you crazy?!  Don't worry, whale sharks are known as the Gentle Giants of the Sea. As the largest fish on the planet, whale sharks can reach lengths of 18 to 40 feet (5.5 to 12 meters) and with an average weight of approximately 15 tons, making a swim with these incred... Read more »

Exploring Mexico with Journey Mexico FAM 2017

Each year Journey Mexico invites a select group of our travel partners to join us on a FAM trip and let us show them what a Journey Mexico travel experience is like. This year's FAM took us to four states in 16 days—from the city to the beach and more. It was a great group and we could not have as... Read more »

Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project at Mayakoba

With the purpose of recovering the local ecosystem of Mayakoba and to fight against the negative effects of global warming and beach erosion that is present in Riviera Maya and the Caribbean, local authorities and hotels have launched a coastal ecosystem rehabilitation project. Mayakoba is impl... Read more »

Cool Places to Stay Cool in Mexico This Summer

The beach destinations of Mexico, that are so popular with many visitors, have summers that are pretty hot and can be pretty humid too.  This is just fine when you are on holiday and swimming in the ocean in front of your villa or hanging out in the pool with a drink in your hand at your resort. B... Read more »

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Weekend Escapes are Good for the Body, Mind and Soul

With a work-life balance becoming more and more important in people's lives and longer vacations becoming more and more difficult with life's day-to-day obligations, Weekend Escapes are becoming more and more popular.   These long weekend are a great way to take a short break and recharge, redisco... Read more »

San Miguel de Allende: An Art & Gastronomy Destination

Recently announced in Food & Beverage Magazine, San Miguel de Allende will host a new food and art festival called MAG: Market of Arts & Gastronomy . The event is planned to become an annual occurrence, with the first dates programmed for July 13 to 16 of this year. The festival will bri... Read more »

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 »

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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