Mexico has never been more affordable. The global economy is still recovering, which is why hotels, villas, restaurants, and most tourist services across the country are offering some great deals and are adding serious value to their packages, often including things like free room upgrades, additional nights free, complementary dinners, spa services, and more!
SAFETY Tourism is a pillar of the Mexican economy and the safety of its visitors is always Mexico’s top concern. While it’s no secret that Mexico has been getting some bad press lately, those who live here or have visited recently know that much of the bad news you read about is focused in just a few border towns and is NEVER directed at tourists. Journey Mexico prides itself on being a on-the-ground resource for the current state of affairs in Mexico, and you can always find the most up to date information concerning these matters on the Safety of Mexico section of our website.
NATURE Did you know that 39% of the Earth’s marine mammals either live in or visit the Sea of Cortes in their lifetime, and nearly all of the World’s Gray Whales are born just off the coast of Baja, Mexico? In addition to that, Mexico is one of the World’s Top 5 most bio-diverse nations on Earth. More than 30,000 plant species; 1,000 bird species; and 1,500 mammal, reptile, and amphibian species are native to Mexico. Mexico is fortunate to be the destination for three of the world’s most arduous animal migrations. Each year, thousands of Gray Whales migrate from the icy waters of Alaska to breed in the tropical waters of the Sea of Cortez, millions of Monarch Butterflies migrate from North America to the gorgeous hilltops of Michoacan, and thousands of whale sharks (the world’s biggest fish) migrate to the crystal-clear waters of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast!
Did you know that Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the Americas (including the US)? In addition to the sites, UNESCO recently awarded the cuisine of Mexico with World Heritage Status, which was the first time in history a cuisine has achieved the honor. The people of Mexico, known to be some of the warmest in the world, proudly maintain the traditions and customs of their ancestors, which date back to the time of the Olmecs, the Atecs, the Maya, and others – some of the most important civilizations the world has ever known! Also surviving from these ancient cultures are more than 60 indigenous languages – Mexico is second only to India in terms of native languages still spoken.
ADVENTURE Although Mexico has historically flown under the radar as an Adventure Travel destination, the secret is out. Mexico is home to world-class Adventure Travel experiences that range from scenic hiking trips to hardcore mountaineering excursions up volcanoes and glaciers. Whether it’s snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, kayaking, or surfing the coasts; ziplining or white-water rafting through the jungle; mountain biking or rally car racing through the deserts; Mexico’s got what you need to get your adrenaline pumping!
Did you know that Mexico now has 14 five-diamond resorts, which is more than the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Canada combined? In addition to the resorts, Mexico is noted for having some of the most picturesque hotels and private villas in the world, as well as some of the most impressive private yachts and planes you’ve ever seen. Whatever the fantasy, Mexico can make it come true.