MÉXICO » July-2023

Top 3 Magical Towns of Puebla

Puebla, Mexico, is a land of enchanting Magical Towns that offer travelers a diverse array of experiences. From breathtaking natural wonders ideal for outdoor enthusiasts to cultural events steeped in ancient traditions, including dances, crafts, and the world-renowned Puebla gastronomy, declared a Heritage Immaterial of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. Recently, the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico expanded the list to include two more municipalities: Huejotzingo and Teziutlán. Today, we bring you an exclusive interview with Karla Vázque Martagón, director of the Magical Towns of Puebla, who reveals the top three Magical Towns based on data collected.… Read More

Tourism in Sonora rose after the naming of Magical Towns

Tourism in the Mexican state of Sonora has experienced a significant boost following the designation of Ures and San Carlos as new Magical Towns. Since the start of the summer holidays, these two destinations have witnessed a remarkable increase in tourist arrivals, with a reported rise of at least 20%. Martha Arteaga, President of the Tourism Cluster, credits this surge in tourism to the allure of the new Magical Towns, attracting visitors from all across the country and beyond, eager to explore their rich culture, architecture, and gastronomy.… Read More

Everything ready for the Camino de la Asunción

Aguascalientes, a state known for its warm-hearted people, is gearing up to host the Camino de la Asunción, a thrilling three-day hike covering 93 kilometers through various towns. The event aims to boost sports and tourism in the region, drawing inspiration from similar walks in other countries and Mexican states, promising an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and athletes alike.… Read More

Puerto Vallarta captures 55% of the economic benefit from tourism in Jalisco, in the first semester

In the first semester of this year, Jalisco’s tourism sector experienced remarkable growth with close to 17 million visitors exploring its main destinations, which include Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Costalegre, Chapala, and San Juan de los Lagos. This influx of tourists contributed to a substantial economic benefit of 40 billion pesos. Among these destinations, Puerto Vallarta stood out as the top performer, capturing a significant 55% of the total economic gain.… Read More

Hidden side of Chichén Itzá will open its doors to tourists

In a thrilling announcement, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) revealed that starting from September 2023, a previously unknown area within the ancient ruins of Chichén Itzá, referred to as “Old Chichén,” will be unveiled to the public. The director-general of INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, disclosed this exciting news during a recent press conference, underscoring the potential for a more enriching experience for visitors.… Read More

Xallitic will receive the appointment of Magical Neighborhood in August

Exciting news for Xalapa’s Xallitic neighborhood, as it is about to be officially recognized as a “Magical Neighborhood” in August. This prestigious designation will be conferred by Miguel Torruco Marqués, the federal tourism secretary, during his visit to Xalapa. The announcement was made by Iván Martínez Olvera, the Secretary of Tourism in Veracruz, who highlighted the significant national exposure and promotion this title will bring to the neighborhood.… Read More

Hotel occupancy in the city of Oaxaca reaches 87% on the weekend before the Guelaguetza

In anticipation of the highly-awaited Guelaguetza 2023, the city of Oaxaca experienced a vibrant surge in economic activity and hotel occupancy during the preceding weekend. The Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca reported a remarkable economic benefit of 99.05 million pesos, as well as a remarkable hotel occupancy rate of 87% and 85% in five and four-star hotels, respectively.… Read More

Get to know these Hidalgo ecotourism centers for the summer

As summer vacation season kicks off, the ecotourism centers in Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, beckon visitors with promises of forest serenity, adventure, and loads of fun. Elizabeth Quintanar, the head of the State Tourism Secretariat, recently embarked on a tour of this charming town to promote its ecotourism offerings. The journey began at the Mangata ecotourism complex, a lush wooded area that boasts 15 cabins of various capacities, offering a soothing retreat for vacationers.… Read More

Sonora will have a great presence at the 2023 International Cervantino Festival

Excitement is building as Sonora, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and culinary delights, prepares to make a grand appearance at the highly anticipated 2023 Cervantino International Festival. Roberto Gradillas Pineda, the Secretary of State Tourism, proudly announced that Sonora will be well-represented through two prominent attractions: Casa Sonora and the Gastronomic Corridor.… Read More

The Guelaguetza is a powerful travel motivator that catapults Oaxaca

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) emphasizes the significance of the 91st edition of the Guelaguetza festival as a prestigious cultural event. Held under the theme “Guelaguetza 2023, Monday of the Hill,” the festivities showcase traditional dances performed by artistic groups from Oaxaca’s eight regions. The vibrant atmosphere of folklore, music, and colorful displays captivate both locals and visitors, highlighting the rich cultural and historical heritage of the region.… Read More

The Mexican Caribbean, prepared to receive the biggest year

The Mexican Caribbean is set to experience an extraordinary surge in tourism, as industry professionals predict that 2023 will surpass the record-breaking year of 2022. From the renowned destinations of Cancun and Playa del Carmen to the enchanting allure of Tulum and beyond, this tropical paradise has become one of the most sought-after holiday spots worldwide. With all the necessary preparations in place, the Mexican Caribbean is gearing up for what is expected to be its largest influx of tourists ever.… Read More

Oaxaca prepares to receive #Guelaguetza2023 with the visit of the Secretary of National Tourism

In a vibrant display of cultural enthusiasm, Saymi Pineda Velasco, the Secretary of State Tourism of Oaxaca, warmly welcomed Miguel Torruco Márquez, the Secretary of National Tourism. The two officials rendezvoused at the iconic Benito Juárez market in the City of Oaxaca, a place known for its culinary delights, cultural heritage, and the infectious joy of its people. The purpose behind this visit was to commemorate the grand celebration of the first Monday of the Hill, an age-old tradition deeply rooted in the region.… Read More

Mexico Gears Up for Summer 2023 Vacation Season

The Mexican government, led by Secretary of Tourism Miguel Torruco Marqués and Governor Rutilio Escandón Cadenas of the state of Chiapas, has launched the national Summer Vacation Operation 2023. The event kicked off in the picturesque town of San Cristóbal de las Casas and involves the participation of authorities from all levels of government.… Read More

45 million pesos are allocated to tourism promotion for Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Iván Martínez Olvera, recently announced that they have invested 45 million pesos in promoting tourism in the state through a two percent trust fund for lodging. This funding has been utilized for various national and international campaigns aimed at attracting visitors to Veracruz. Martínez Olvera highlighted that the impact of their efforts goes beyond the initial investment, as they benefit from numerous agreements, interviews, and meetings at the national level, which help promote Veracruz at no additional cost.… Read More

Cool off in the waters of the ‘El Colibrí’ spa in Ayala

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and indulge in a hidden gem of tranquility in the municipality of Ayala, just east of Morelos. Nestled in this serene location is a spa that may not be widely known but undoubtedly offers an unforgettable experience of relaxation and enjoyment for its visitors. At El Colibrí spa, you can immerse yourself in the refreshing pools or take a dip in the river that gracefully meanders through the premises. Conveniently located a mere five minutes from Ayala’s zócalo on Lázaro Cárdenas avenue, the spa is situated just 150 meters from the Public Security and Fire offices.… Read More

The Sustainable Tourism Expo is announced, to be held in Tulum in September

In an effort to foster sustainable practices within the tourism industry, the announcement of the Sustainable Tourism Expo has been made. Andrés Aguilar Becerril, Undersecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation, emphasized the positive impact such events have on the entire value chain and the consumption habits of both locals and tourists. The expo is scheduled to take place in Tulum in September.… Read More

Hotel occupancy of 70% is expected in summer in San Luis Potosí

In an optimistic projection for this summer season, Rafael Armendáriz Blázquez, President of the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels, estimates that hotel occupancy in San Luis Potosí could reach between 65% and 70%. After enduring three years of the pandemic, people are eagerly seeking opportunities to venture out, and while many may opt for beach destinations for their summer vacations, it is crucial to acknowledge that the lingering effects of the “economic pandemic” persist. Consequently, both the private sector and local municipalities must collaborate to devise strategies that encourage tourism in the region.… Read More

Increased arrival of foreign tourism in Tampico

Tampico, the bustling city in Tamaulipas, Mexico, has experienced a notable increase in foreign tourism during 2023, with a significant rise of 20%. This surge suggests that Tamaulipas is increasingly gaining recognition as a preferred destination among a specific group of international visitors, particularly in the southern part of the state. The influx of tourists from abroad, predominantly from Europe, the United States, and Canada, has contributed to the region’s thriving tourism market.… Read More

Tourism in Guanajuato grows, two million visitors will arrive by summer

Guanajuato, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant tourist attractions, is set to welcome a staggering two million visitors during the upcoming summer holidays. Juan José Álvarez Brunel, the Secretary of Tourism in Guanajuato, revealed that the Tourist Observatory has projected a hotel occupancy rate of 36 percent, which is expected to generate economic benefits of nearly five billion pesos from July 19 to August 20.… Read More

Costalegre, a destination in Jalisco full of paradisiacal beaches

Costalegre, a stunning destination located in the state of Jalisco, is a beach lover’s paradise. With the summer heat in full swing, there’s no better time to explore the sun, sand, and sea that this region has to offer. Among the many breathtaking locations in Jalisco, you’ll find Caletas in Puerto Vallarta and the famous Marietas Islands, each resembling something out of a fairytale.… Read More

Ministry of Tourism announces events in Sonora during July

The Secretary of Tourism in Sonora, together with local mayors, has revealed an array of captivating tourist events scheduled to take place throughout July across various municipalities. Roberto Gradillas Pineda, the esteemed head of the agency, has outlined that these highly anticipated events are expected to draw an estimated 115,000 attendees and generate an impressive economic benefit of around 36 million pesos for the region.… Read More

Urban Extreme Fest 2023 is presented for lovers of extreme sports

Urban Extreme Fest 2023, a thrilling sports festival catering to extreme sports enthusiasts, is just around the corner. Scheduled to take place on July 7, 8, and 9 in Hidalgo, this event organized by Platino Motocross is expected to draw in numerous visitors and tourists. Exciting disciplines such as motocross, free style, downhill, cycling, trail running, athletics, rzrs, and crossfit will be featured, with the festival’s president, Mauricio Montoya, eagerly anticipating a high turnout from adventure seekers.… Read More

Quintana Roo leads the preference of world travelers

Quintana Roo and the breathtaking destinations of the Mexican Caribbean have secured their positions as the preferred choice among world travelers, as revealed by the highly regarded Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2023 awards. This year, Quintana Roo’s destinations have claimed an impressive 30 spots across 14 categories in these prestigious awards, which recognize the “best of the best” in destinations, hotels, restaurants, and other activities, as rated by travelers.… Read More

Mexico recognizes 45 new “Magical Towns” and already adds 177 throughout the country

Mexico has officially recognized 45 new towns as “Magical Towns,” bringing the total number of such destinations in the country to 177, according to the Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués. Out of the 123 Mexican towns that participated in the selection process, only 37% of the proposed towns were chosen, after undergoing a meticulous review by a technical evaluation and verification committee from May 8 to June 2.… Read More