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

52 Places to Go in 2016 – The New York Times Names Mexico City #1

New Year, new resolutions, and new travel plans with The New York Times! The New York Times just released their list of top travel destinations in their "52 Places to Go in 2016"  feature and Mexico grabbed three of the spots! Positioning itself in the number one most recommended place to visit ... Read more »

Posted In: Mexico City, News

Best Place to Travel in 2016: Guadalajara

Guadalajara was named second on Travel + Leisure's "Best Places to Travel in 2016" List! Travel + Leisure explains, Mexico’s second city is a hotbed of creativity, thanks to an ebullient jazz scene, the popular Guadalajara International Book Fair, a prestigious film festival, and a well-suppor... Read more »

Mexico Tourism: Facts & Statistics 2015

Tourism in Mexico Facts and Statistics 2015 TO SEE THE MOST UPDATED, PLEASE GO TO: UPDATED MEXICO FACTS & STATISTICS Mexico was ranked in number 10 in international tourists arrivals in 2014. Mexico was ranked in number 9 in international tourists’ arrivals in 2015. 32.1 milli... Read more »

Posted In: News

Cuixmala Resort to Reopen January 15th Following Hurricane Patricia

In the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded and which made landfall here, the Cuixmala team expresses their heartfelt concern for local villagers whose homes were destroyed and damaged by the storm. The hurricane had a devastating impact on many small towns and vill... Read more »

Posted In: News

2015 Year in Review

With the incredible support of our clients, suppliers, and partners,  2015 was an exciting year of growth and innovation for Journey Mexico! Pushing ahead after a very eventful 2014, we redoubled our efforts to share the very best of Mexico's vibrant culture, diverse wildlife, jaw dropping lan... Read more »

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Haciendas in the Yucatan Peninsula – Merida

In addition to Mayan ruins and archaeological sites, the Yucatan Peninsula is filled with historic haciendas that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The haciendas, which functioned similar to plantations in the Southern US, were producers of henequen, or sisal, a strong fiber derived from t... Read more »

Update on Sargassum Seaweed Affecting Mexico’s Beaches

The continued presence of sargassum (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, hotels, and ... Read more »

Posted In: Nature, News

Three Ways to Make an Environmental Difference in Mexico

'Tis the season for giving and here at Journey Mexico we're definitely feeling the spirit! In line with our commitment to sustainable travel and environmentally responsible tourism, we bring to you three ways to support Mexico by making a positive difference in the environment and to the Earth. 1) ... Read more »

3 Destinations Trending in Mexico

According to Travel Agent Central (TAC), one of travel trade's most frequented online sources,  Mexico has three cities that are considered to be trending as top travel destinations. With only a dozen destinations on the list, the cities have each been vetted by TAC's globtrotting staff and are s... Read more »

Posted In: Destinations

Mexico’s Culinary Diversity Drawing Travelers – Travel Weekly

Journey Mexico recently chatted with Travel Weekly about Mexico's culinary diversity and the growing segment of foodie travel.  Below are excerpts from the article “Digging into Mexico's Culinary Diversity” written by Meagan Drillinger  and featured on Travel Weekly’s website: We are abs... Read more »

The Christmas Season and Holidays in Mexico

Holidays in Mexico begin by observing the religious traditions on December 12th and does not finish until February 2nd. Filled with posadas, Noche Buena, Navidad, the Feast of Guadalupe, Dia de los Inocentes, Los Reyes, and Dia de la Calendaria, it is a joyous two months of celebration and cheer... Read more »

The Aftermath of Hurricane Patricia and How You Can Help

Hurricane Patricia made headlines around the world on Thursday, October 22nd as the "most powerful hurricane in the Western Hemisphere" with sustained winds of over 200 mph. The hurricane, which especially surprised everyone with its rapid intensification from Category 1 to Category 5 in less than 2... Read more »

Dia de los Muertos in Mexico

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an often misunderstood holiday celebrated in Mexico. It originated from a centuries old Aztec festival in honor of Mictecacihuatl, a goddess known as the Lady of the Dead. Since it follows Halloween, some people might conclude that it is the same holiday, ... Read more »

Insider Travel Recommendations from Town & Country Magazine

Town & Country magazine recently published 'An Ultimate Travel Check-In Checklist' highlighting The 100 Best Hotels in the World. This list is a compilation of insider recommendations all sourced exclusively from Wendy Perrin's WOW List - an exclusive recognition reserved for Trusted Travel ... Read more »

Monarch Butterflies Are on Their Way to Mexico

Exciting news has come out of Michoacan today as the state has announced that this upcoming November 25th will be the date for the official opening of the Monarch  Butterfly Sanctuaries in Michoacan and Mexico State. The opening season ceremony will take place at El Rosario Butterfly Reserve wher... Read more »

Boutique Hotels in Mexico City

Mexico's pulsating capital, Distrito Federal  (known in English as Mexico City), is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. With a unique mix of tradition, modernity, and over a  dozen distinct neighborhoods each with their own charisma and attractions, travelers are sure to encounter ... Read more »

Puerto Vallarta Voted Most Friendly City in the World

Travel + Leisure recently asked their readers to weigh in on their favorite cities around the world, and while some stood out for their famous landmarks, staple gastronomy, or fabulous nightlife there were some that shined because of its genuine hospitality and warmth of the local people  In Trav... Read more »

Visit The Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Mexico

Travelers who are interested in learning about ancient cultures and civilizations will be delighted to learn that Mexico boasts 29,000 archaeological sites, 150+ of which are open to public. Many of these sites are designated UNESCO World Patrimony sites, meaning that they are recognized as sites t... Read more »

Travel + Leisure Celebrates Expert Travel Specialists 2015

Travel + Leisure recently celebrated their 14th annual A-List at the Hyde Bellagio during Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. The 2015 A-List of top travel advisors showcases the best specialists in the business—the people who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can get you into s... Read more »

Visiting Palenque in Chiapas

The Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque is a fascinating archaeological Mayan zone located in the State of Chiapas. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, Palenque is a prime example of a Mayan sanctuary during the Classica... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure, Chiapas