Tourism in Mexico News – December 2023

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Tren Maya
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The Inauguration of the Mayan Train is celebrated

The ongoing construction of the Maya Train represents a complex endeavor unfolding in two realms – one of fantasy and the other of harsh reality. In the realm of fantasy, it symbolizes progress and social justice, while in the realm of reality, it embodies devastation and colonialism. Yet, the crux of the Maya Train conundrum lies in its universal image of shooting in the dark. Ironically, the central issue isn’t the train itself or even the Mayan communities it claims to benefit.… Read More

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Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas Implements Lodging Tax Increase to Boost Tourism Promotion

The Secretary of Tourism in Tamaulipas, Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez, has assured that the recently approved increase in lodging taxes, from two to 3.5 percent starting next year, will not deter tourism in the region. Contrary to concerns, Hernández believes that travelers are generally aware of their expenses and are unlikely to be significantly influenced by slight changes in taxes.… Read More

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Oaxaca
Oaxaca

Oaxaca Expects Over One Billion Pesos Boost This Holiday Season

In what promises to be a bustling holiday season, the State Tourism Secretariat (Sectur Oaxaca) forecasts an economic windfall exceeding 1.3 billion pesos in the three main destinations of Oaxaca. Saymi Pineda Velasco, the head of the agency, revealed that from December 15 to January 7, 2024, Oaxaca de Juárez, Bahías de Huatulco, and Puerto Escondido are projected to achieve an average hotel occupancy of 68.55 percent, attracting 398,713 national and foreign visitors.… Read More

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Capital Cities of Mexico
Mexico

Mexico Sees a 3.4% Increase in International Tourists Despite Economic Dip in October

Mexico experienced a 3.4% rise in international tourist arrivals in October 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). The country welcomed 5.9 million foreign tourists during the month, marking a notable increase from the 5.71 million recorded the previous year. However, despite the growth in visitor numbers, economic income from tourism saw a 1.4% decline, as reported by Inegi.… Read More

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Durango
Durango

Durango Plans Cinematic School for 70th Film Anniversary

In a bid to celebrate the 70th anniversary of cinema in Durango, the State Tourism Secretariat, led by Elisa Haro, has announced the creation of the Technical School of Tourism and Cinematography. This ambitious project aims to boost the allure of the region for large-scale film productions. Haro expressed optimism about the upcoming year, anticipating a positive impact on tourism and cinematography.… Read More

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

Hidalgo Hotel Suppliers Expo Boosts Networking and Services

In a concerted effort to stimulate economic growth within the state and elevate service standards in the hotel and tourism industry, the Hidalgo Hotel Suppliers Expo is set to take place in Pachuca. Organized by the Mexican Association of Hoteliers and Motels in Hidalgo, Profeco, the Secretariat of Tourism, and the Chamber of Commerce Services and Tourism in Hidalgo, the event aims to establish a virtuous economic circle.… Read More

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Colima
Colima

Colima Emerges as Premier Tourist Hub with Sustainable Growth

Colima is making significant strides as one of Mexico’s preferred tourist hotspots, according to a report presented by Jorge Padilla Castillo, the Undersecretary of Tourism. The report, derived from Governor Indira Vizcaíno’s Second Government Report, underscores Colima’s remarkable tourism growth, attributing it to a well-executed positioning and promotion strategy.… Read More

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Sonora
Sonora

Strategic Alliance between Sonora and Arizona Boosts Regional Tourism

Tourism in the Sonora region is poised for a substantial uplift as the local government strengthens ties with Arizona, marking a strategic alliance set to redefine the tourist landscape. This collaboration foresees a significant surge in the promotion and steady influx of visitors to Sonora, promising a host of new and exhilarating opportunities for travelers keen on exploring the beauty of this Mexican region.… Read More

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Tulum, Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo

Exploring Tulum Airport Taxi Costs

Travelers heading to the Mayan Zone in Quintana Roo are raising eyebrows over the soaring costs of taxis at Tulum Airport. Social media is abuzz with complaints about the steep fares that have become a hot topic in recent hours.… Read More

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Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas Anticipates Year-End Surge in Tourist Numbers

Tamaulipas is gearing up to conclude the year on a high note with a notable uptick in tourist arrivals. Benjamin Hernandez Rodriguez, the Secretary of Tourism in Tamaulipas, shared that the tourist influx for 2023 has surpassed last year’s numbers. Current estimates predict that December will witness around 11.7 million visitors, surpassing the 2022 record of 11.4 million visitors.… Read More

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Cancun, Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo

Cancun Gears Up for Spectacular 2024 Carnival

The City Council of Benito Juárez in Cancun has kickstarted preparations for the much-anticipated Carnival in 2024. The First Ordinary Session with the Carnival Organizing Committee took place in the Presidents’ Hall of the Municipal Palace, where crucial decisions were made to ensure a seamless and secure event.… Read More

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City of Puebla
Puebla

Puebla Emerges as Mexico’s Second Most Visited Heritage City

Puebla, the capital of the eponymous state, has ascended to the position of Mexico’s second most visited heritage city, marking a significant milestone in its tourism resurgence. Despite ranking seventh among overall tourist destinations in the country, Puebla’s Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism, Alejandro Cañedo Priesca, emphasized its newfound status in an interview with the media.… Read More

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

Hidalgo’s Mountain Corridor Gears Up for Festive Season with Lights and Gastronomy

As winter approaches, the State Tourism Secretariat in Hidalgo is gearing up for a festive campaign celebrating December traditions and culinary delights along the picturesque Mountain Corridor route. The initiative will showcase tourism promotion efforts in Mineral del Chico and Tenango de Doria. Elizabeth Quintanar, the head of the tourism department in Hidalgo, revealed that the recently held Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos served as a prelude to the upcoming holiday-centric activities.… Read More

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Guadalajara, Jalisco
Jalisco

Jalisco Emerges as Mexico’s Tourism Leader with Record Growth

The state of Jalisco, Mexico, emerges as a frontrunner in the country’s tourism sector, boasting significant achievements in tourist influx, economic benefits, and hotel occupancy, thanks to successful strategies implemented by the Government of Jalisco through its Ministry of Tourism, Secturjal. The latest statistics reveal that by the end of October, Jalisco welcomed a staggering 28 million 373 thousand visitors, showcasing a notable 12% increase compared to the same period in the previous year when the figure was 25 million 222 thousand tourists.… Read More

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Tourist Attractions in México

Gastronomy of Puebla

Gastronomy

The Gastronomy of Mexico has a great diversity of typical dishes, which is why it was recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The basic and representative ingredients of Mexican dishes are: corn, coriander, chili, beans, piloncillo, nopal and tomato. Mexican cuisine is also characterized by its sauces, which serve as an accompaniment to traditional dishes, prepared based on spices.… Read More

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Beaches in Mexico

Beaches

On the Beaches of Mexico you can immerse yourself in the intense blue ocean of the Pacific bays, sunbathe on the shore of the warm and transparent waves of the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo or even rest on the beautiful coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican beaches hide wonderful secrets for the traveler. By visiting them, in addition to enjoying the excellent climate and water activities, you can discover splendid archaeological sites and interesting colonial cities without traveling long distances.… Read More

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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Sites

The Archaeological Zones are the cultural past of every Mexican. You will be amazed at the ambient, nature and the environment that surrounds them. Climbing to the top or being around it will take us back in time to admire every detail. México is a country of culture and traditions, many of which we have inherited from the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of this vast territory, although it is true that there were more settlements in the central and southern part of the country, it is also possible to find some archaeological remains in the north.
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Capital Cities of Mexico

Capital Cities

Folklore, gastronomy, literary culture, art and exhibitions, is what you will find in the capitals of the states of Mexico. To the north, colonial Mexico, Puebla, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, the Sonoran desert and the California peninsula. To the east Veracruz and the gulf. To the west Acapulco, Oaxaca and Tuxtla Gutiérrez. And to the south the Riviera Maya and the pyramids of Chichén-Itzá, Tulúm and Cobá in Yucatán, Palenque in Chiapas, the cenotes, and the Central American jungles.… Read More

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States Of Mexico

States Of Mexico

Mexico has an incredible diversity of landscapes, where the beauty of its beaches, internationally recognized, stands out. In its vast territory of coasts, there are beaches of unparalleled beauty, and colorful landscapes. A large network of first-class hotels and tourist services is available to visitors to these beaches. Mexico is also mystical places, dotted with archaeological testimonies inherited from its original inhabitants. Monuments made by the Mayas, Aztecs and Toltecs are located in magical landscapes, like lighthouses in an ocean of natural beauty. They offer visitors buildings that tell their history, and museums that collect their cultural heritage. And that keep alive ancestral traditions, in ceremonies and festivals, where you can enjoy cultural activities and entertainment.… Read More

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Ecotourism in Mexico

Ecotourism and Adventure

Mexico is one of the best countries for Ecotourism as it has a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as a large number of refuges for extraordinary species. You can enjoy recreational activities of appreciation and knowledge of nature through contact with it, such as: stargazing, observation of natural attractions, wildlife and bird watching. Throughout México there are more than 176 protected natural areas, 5 of them considered by UNESCO as Natural Heritage of Humanity. Just for this and much more, we believe that Mexico is a Paradise for Ecotourism.… Read More

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Magical Towns in Mexico

Magical Towns

A Magical Town is a place with symbols and legends, towns with history that in many cases have been the scene of transcendent events for our country, they are places that show the national identity in each of its corners, with a magic that emanates from its attractions ; visiting them is an opportunity to discover the charm of Mexico. The Magical Towns Program contributes to revalue a set of populations in the country that have always been in the collective imagination of the nation and that represent fresh and varied alternatives for national and foreign visitors. A town that through time and in the face of modernity, has conserved, valued and defended its historical, cultural and natural heritage; and manifests it in various expressions through its tangible and intangible heritage. A Magical Town is a town that has unique, symbolic attributes, authentic stories, transcendent events, everyday life, which means a great opportunity for tourist use, taking into account the motivations and needs of travelers.… Read More

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Interesting Sites and Activities

Traditions in Mexico

It is practically impossible to make a meticulous, and above all, accurate selection of the places to visit in Mexico. Each place that our country houses is unique and beautiful in its own way. Mexico, with its nearly 2 million km², has a large number of scenarios to offer, as well as endless activities to do. Do not lose your way and enter the places to visit in Mexico. In Mexico, apart from the beaches and its famous archaeological sites, there are many other really interesting sites and activities that you should know. In the surroundings of the main cities you will find places full of culture and tradition, where you can spend relaxing, interesting and fun vacations. On your trip through Mexico you cannot stop obtaining souvenirs, the crafts that are made here are of the highest quality and recognized worldwide. A shopping tour cannot be missed.… Read More

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