MÉXICO » August-2023

Sectur will bet on the alleys of Magical Towns to rescue traditions and attract visitors

Palacios Domínguez emphasized that these initiatives align closely with Governor Rubén Rocha Moya’s vision, which prioritizes the creation of new tourist magnets to captivate and engage visitors, while simultaneously uplifting local communities through sustainable development. As a testament to this commitment, work will commence in El Rosario during the first week of September, promising more thematic alleys that are expected to be unveiled soon, thanks to their rapid progress towards completion.… Read More

Quintana Roo triumphs at the World Travel Awards 2023 with 21 awards

In a remarkable display of its tourism prowess, Quintana Roo has once again asserted its dominance, not just as a premier Mexican and Latin American tourist hotspot, but as a global tourist magnet. The 2023 World Travel Awards turned out to be a shower of accolades for this Mexican gem, with an astounding seven awards being clinched. This triumph has been confirmed by Bernardo Cueto, the Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo, who articulated that the region’s tourism model is underpinned by a joint commitment to fashion sustainable and inclusive destinations, fostering prosperity for all residents of Quintana Roo.… Read More

An innovative vineyard brings wine tourism to Quintana Roo

An unexpected twist has taken root in the tropical Mexican Caribbean, as a pioneering vineyard garners attention and acclaim, introducing a novel facet to the region’s tourism landscape. This innovative project, dubbed “Viñedo Viveros,” has not only redefined the traditional agricultural pursuits of the area but has also earned the prestigious “Tourism Innovation” award, adding a new dimension to Quintana Roo’s allure.… Read More

Discover the secret of the depth: the fascinating cave of the ‘Sleeping Sharks’

Beneath the waves lies a clandestine realm, a sanctuary for some of the planet’s most fearsome sharks, known for their ferocity. The azure waters of the Mexican Caribbean cradle an astonishing diversity of marine life, with sharks lurking within their depths. Situated 30 kilometers away from Isla Mujeres, a hidden underwater gem named the ‘Cueva de los Tiburones Dormidos’ or the ‘Cave of the Sleeping Sharks’ beckons divers from across the globe, offering a unique spectacle of sharks at rest.… Read More

The wine harvest seasons have given tourism in Querétaro a great economic opportunity

In a recent conversation with Adriana Vega Vázquez Mellado, Secretary of Tourism for the State of Querétaro, the remarkable progress and potential of the region’s wine tourism initiatives have been highlighted. This ever-evolving partnership between the Secretary of Culture of Querétaro, Tere García Besné, and the Secretary of Tourism, Alejandra Iturbe, is proving to be a pivotal force in the development of Querétaro’s cultural and tourism landscapes.… Read More

Technological development will be promoted for the tourism and business sector in Hidalgo

In a bid to foster innovation and usher in new technological advancements for the betterment of the business and tourism sectors, the National Chamber of Commerce, Services, and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur) has introduced the Business and Travel Development and Innovation Center (CDIET). This initiative stands as a platform poised to offer diverse competitive edges to enterprises.… Read More

The composer Arturo Márquez is immortalized in Álamos with a bust and plaque in his honor

In a heartfelt tribute, the town of Álamos, Sonora, has immortalized the renowned composer and conductor, Jesús Arturo Márquez Navarro, through the unveiling of a bronze bust in his honor. This event unfolded during the seventh edition of the ‘Álamos Pueblo Mágico’ Cultural Festival, which aims to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Municipal Government of Álamos, in collaboration with the Secretary of Tourism in Sonora, orchestrated this poignant ceremony to pay homage to a local luminary.… Read More

Quintana Roo occupies second place at the national level in attracting tourism investment

In a recent development, Quintana Roo has emerged as a leading destination for tourism investment in Mexico, claiming the second spot at the national level. Particularly noteworthy is the continuous influx of hotel investments into this region. As of the first half of this year, the state has welcomed 128,166 tourists, resulting in the addition of 767 new rooms. This is a significant rise from the 127,399 rooms reported at the closure of 2022.… Read More

Playa Miramar is “the jewel in the crown” of tourism in Tamaulipas

Playa Miramar stands out as the undeniable gem of Tamaulipas’ thriving tourism, welcoming a staggering 1.6 million tourists to its pristine shores. The State Tourism Secretariat has proudly revealed that this surge in visitors has triggered a notable boon across various sectors of the local economy, including restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and handicrafts, all of which have reported a significant upswing in profits.… Read More

Magic Towns and Green Angels will give a new face to tourism in Veracruz

The Secretary of Tourism for the Mexican Government, Miguel Torruco Marqués, along with Governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez, embarked on a productive journey through the state of Veracruz. The primary objective was to catalyze actions that bolster the region’s tourism by enhancing its attractions, infrastructure, and more, ultimately yielding economic gains for the local populace.… Read More

Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta consolidate the tourism sector of Jalisco

Jalisco’s thriving tourism sector is being firmly anchored by its two prime destinations: Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. These picturesque locales have solidified their positions through effective promotional strategies and the introduction of new attractions. As a result, an impressive economic surge of up to 45% compared to the previous year is anticipated, with an 8% growth when juxtaposed with the pre-pandemic era of 2019.… Read More

Interest is increasing to see the total solar eclipse of 2024 from Sinaloa

As the celestial spectacle of the total solar eclipse approaches, all eyes are turning towards Sinaloa, where plans are underway to make the most of this extraordinary event slated for April 8 next year. The Ministry of Tourism in Sinaloa is actively collaborating with various agencies to ensure that the “Great Mexican Eclipse 2024” becomes a truly unforgettable experience for both locals and tourists alike.… Read More

Tourism advances in Querétaro with citizen participation

Querétaro’s tourism sector is experiencing a significant upswing, thanks to collaborative efforts between government authorities and engaged citizens. At the helm of this initiative is Adriana Vega Vázquez Mellado, the State Secretary of Tourism, who recently spearheaded a pivotal meeting of the Tourism Citizen Participation Council. Comprising a mix of influential business figures and industry leaders, the council convened to assess the state of tourism within the region and to devise strategies aimed at mutual benefit.… Read More

Tourism sector in Mexico exceeds pre-pandemic levels by 19.3%

Mexico’s tourism sector is experiencing a remarkable revival, surpassing even pre-pandemic levels with an impressive 19.3% surge. The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) has disclosed that a staggering $15.577 billion has flowed into the country from international visitors during the first half of 2023. This reflects a substantial 12.8% increase in comparison to the same period in 2022, and astonishingly, it outpaces the earnings recorded from January to June 2019 by 19.3%.… Read More

Guanajuato again achieves the headquarters of the Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit

Guanajuato, a region renowned for its commitment to sustainable practices, is set to host the esteemed Sustainable & Social Tourism Summit for the second time. Previously held in Quintana Roo, this event stands as the pinnacle of sustainable and social tourism gatherings in Latin America. The forthcoming summit is scheduled to take place from August 30 to September 2 at the Poliforum León. This decision was formally announced by Guanajuato’s tourism authorities during a press conference held in Mexico City.… Read More

Price Travel Hot Sale boosts tourism in San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosí’s tourism landscape is basking in the glow of success, thanks to a strategic partnership between the municipal government and the Price Travel platform. The 2023 Hot Sale, a widely anticipated event, has breathed new life into the region’s tourism sector, propelling key metrics like reservations, lodging nights, and passenger numbers into impressive double-digit growth territory. Claudia Lorena Peralta, the astute Director of Municipal Tourism, shared this exciting development.… Read More

Los Cabos: a land of wild rocks and steep cliffs

Nestled in the heart of nature’s grandeur, Los Cabos emerges as a sought-after paradise inviting globetrotters with an array of enticing experiences. From seaside camel rides to captivating snorkeling in the renowned ‘Aquarium of the World,’ the allure of this destination has already captivated over two million visitors in the year 2023.… Read More

Jalisco is the third largest recipient of international tourism in Mexico

The first half of 2023 has showcased Jalisco’s rising stature in the realm of international tourism, as it welcomed a staggering 1.7 million foreign visitors. This impressive figure not only represents a remarkable 16.5% growth compared to 2022 but also an impressive 17% surge compared to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. Amongst Mexico’s various states, Jalisco now stands proudly as the third most sought-after destination by global tourists, surpassed only by the bustling Quintana Roo and the vibrant Mexico City.… Read More

Tecate will be beautified with the Magical Color Routes program

Tecate, a charming town nestled in the heart of Baja California, is set to undergo a stunning transformation through the implementation of the Magical Color Routes program. Accompanied by esteemed dignitaries including Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, Miguel Aguíñiga Rodríguez, Secretary of Tourism of Baja California, Edgar Darío Benítez Ruiz, the municipal president of Tecate, and the Honorable Zhang Run, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Mexico, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) officially announced the town’s continuation as a ‘Magical Town’ – a prestigious designation earned in 2012, thanks to the town’s dedicated efforts and captivating allure.… Read More

Nature tourism in Hidalgo is expected to triple

In a promising forecast, Elizabeth Quintanar, the visionary head of Tourism in Hidalgo, has unveiled a captivating vision for the region’s future. Envisioning a threefold surge in nature tourism, she has pinpointed agrotourism and ethnotourism as the driving forces propelling this anticipated growth. The allure lies in the immersive experience these forms of tourism offer, enabling visitors to authentically engage with local inhabitants, witness agricultural practices, follow artisanal techniques from field to final product, and even relish the flavors firsthand.… Read More

Sinaloa is ready for the First Festival of Magical Towns of the Sea of Cortez

The allure of magic, culinary delights, and irresistible attractions from Sinaloa’s five enchanting “Pueblos Mágicos” is set to take center stage at the eagerly anticipated First Festival of Magical Towns of the Sea of Cortez. This remarkable event is scheduled to grace the Plaza de Todos Santos in the scenic La Paz, nestled in the Baja California Sur region, from August 5 to 6. The remarkable announcement was made by the esteemed Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez.… Read More

Jalisco attracts a wave of tourists during the 1st semester of 2023

Jalisco, a picturesque state in Mexico, has witnessed a tourism surge in the initial six months of this year, fueled by thriving arrivals in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, leading to an economic windfall in the region. Notably, Puerto Vallarta, acclaimed for its sun-soaked beaches, has taken center stage, boasting a staggering 46.49 percent increase in tourists compared to 2019 and a notable 7.94 percent surge from the preceding year, solidifying its status as the premier beach retreat.… Read More

Tourists crowd Tamaulipas parks during summer vacations

Amidst the sun-kissed days of summer, Tamaulipas parks have emerged as a magnet for tourists seeking to bask in the natural wonders of the state and delve into its rich biodiversity. Eduardo Rocha Orozco, a key figure in the Tamaulipas Parks and Biodiversity Commission (CPBT), revealed that a surge in visitors has been witnessed within the initial fortnight of the summer vacation.… Read More

Xallitic: The heart of Xalapa and the city’s new “Magical Neighborhood”

For over half a century, the residents of Barrio del Xallitic in Xalapa have united to cherish and restore the fountains, bridge, wash areas, and green spaces, which they consider the heart of their city. Among the prominent advocates for preserving traditions and promoting care is 74-year-old Doña Tebi. Their efforts are now turning Xallitic into the first Magical District in the state of Veracruz.… Read More