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

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

5 Culturally Enriching Experiences in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is one of Mexico's most culturally diverse states and an incredible combination of Mexico’s multi-layered past. The different ethnic groups in the valleys and mountains have all brought their own languages, traditions and customs that are still very much present today. What has resulted f... Read more »

Posted In: Adventure, Culture, Oaxaca

Journey Mexico List as Fastest Growing Private Company by Inc. 5000

For the 7th time in a row, Journey Mexico has made the Inc. Magazine‘s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies  in America. With a three-year growth rate of 124%, Journey Mexico ranks 30th in the travel industry, up 10 spots from last year. Only a small fraction of companies h... Read more »

Journey Mexico Unveils New Villa Portfolio & Website

Mexico City, August 10, 2015 – Journey Mexico – Mexico´s leading luxury travel company – is pleased to unveil a new website,, featuring over 100 villas and private residences throughout Mexico as part of its new villa program. Journey Mexico, a luxury Destination Management C... Read more »

ATMEX Adventure Tourism Fair in Chiapas

The 2015 International Adventure Travel Mexico Fair (ATMEX) is just around the corner and this year it will take place from August 26-29 in Palenque, Chiapas. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Mexico Tourism Board together with the  Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) wi... Read more »