Tourism in Mexico News – February 2023

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Mazatlán, Sinaloa
Sinaloa

Sinaloa goes for more ‘accessible’ flights to the Tianguis Turístico 2023

The Mexican state of Sinaloa is aiming to reduce flight rates to Mazatlán and increase connectivity to the state by lobbying airlines ahead of the Tianguis Turístico 2023 tourism trade show. The secretary of tourism for Sinaloa, Estrella Palacios Domínguez, said her department would seek to increase frequencies with Mexico City and Tijuana on domestic flights, as well as reducing rates, especially in the domestic sector.… Read More

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Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas

Ministry of Tourism and Government of Madero agree to work for tourism reactivation

The government of Madero City, Tamaulipas, and the Ministry of Tourism have agreed to work together to promote tourism reactivation in the region. During a meeting between the Secretary of Tourism in Tamaulipas, Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez, and the municipal president of the city, Adrián Oseguera Kernión, they addressed issues related to various tourist spots in the city, and agreed to give greater impetus to infrastructure works in Playa Miramar, the highest destination of the state.… Read More

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Handicrafts from Oaxaca
Oaxaca

The “Orgullo Oaxaca” program seeks to position products from entrepreneurs in the region

The Head of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism in the Papaloapan Basin, Obdulia Morales Contreras, has announced that they are promoting various programs to support merchants, producers, and entrepreneurs in the region. One of these programs is called “Oaxaca Pride,” which aims to help local entrepreneurs market their products in large companies or national chains, allowing them to reach a broader market.… Read More

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Marcha INE Febrero 26
Mexico

Second march in favor of the INE: Cities summoned, date and times of the mobilization

Protests are being planned in support of the National Electoral Institute (INE) in Mexico, following President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) proposed “Plan B” reforms. The second march in defence of the INE will take place on February 26, 2023, and is being organized by “United for Mexico 2024”, a group that brings together more than 60 organizations across Mexico and abroad. Over 117 civil society organizations from at least 82 cities will participate, including politicians, academics, writers, and citizens. The maximum protest is expected in Mexico City and has been named “My vote is not touched”.… Read More

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Sonora
Sonora

Villa de Seris is recognized as a Magical Neighborhood in Hermosillo

Villa de Seris, a neighbourhood in Hermosillo, Sonora, has been recognised as a “Magical Neighbourhood” by the Federal Tourism Secretariat for its traditional coyota dessert, architectural conservation, and cultural traditions. This is the first neighbourhood in Sonora to receive this title. To achieve this, local authorities met a series of requirements and underwent a procedure, which was attributed to the community and residents of Villa de Seris.… Read More

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Gastronomy of Puebla
Puebla

Seven wonders of Puebla participate in the national contest “The Best of Mexico 2023”

The state of Puebla in Mexico is participating in the “Best of Mexico 2023” awards, a national contest that recognizes the best tourism experiences in Mexico. Puebla is nominated in seven categories, including “Best state to enjoy traditional and contemporary gastronomy” and “Best World Heritage City to live our history”. To win, the state needs the votes of the people of Puebla and those who know the entity. Voting is open until March 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.… Read More

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Puebla Surroundings
Puebla

The three most impressive caverns in Puebla

Puebla, a state in Mexico, is known for its natural beauty both above and below ground. The Sierra de Puebla mountain range is home to hidden caves and rock formations that are worth exploring. Here are three of the most impressive caverns in Puebla:… Read More

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Sonora
Sonora

Growing interest of Europeans for destinations in Sonora

European tourists are showing a growing interest in visiting the Mexican state of Sonora, according to Julio César Rascón Torres, the president of the Sonoran Association of Tour Operators. The association’s participation in the International Tourism Fair held in Madrid, Spain in January led to agreements with tour operators from Europe that are now bearing fruit. Some visitors have already arrived from Estonia and Spain, with more expected to arrive for Easter and before the start of summer.… Read More

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San Miguel de Allende
Guanajuato

21 million tourists leave a spill of 45 billion pesos in Guanajuato

According to recent data from the Guanajuato Tourism Observatory, more than 21 million visitors arrived in Guanajuato in 2022, generating an economic income of over 45 billion pesos. This represents an increase in both the number of visitors and economic impact compared to the previous year. The data shows that 2,947,494 occupied rooms were registered in 2022, a 27% increase from 2021, with an average stay of 1.2 nights per tourist, a 9% increase from the previous year. The occupancy rate was 32%.… Read More

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Durango
Durango

Away from the hustle and bustle of Carnival, how about a trip to Durango?

The Director of Tourism for the city of Durango, Elvira Silerio Díaz, has visited Mazatlán to promote Durango’s attractions and encourage people to take a trip to the Old West Walk, Zoo and numerous museums the area has to offer, especially during the busy Carnival period. Díaz mentioned that Durango is just two and a half hours away on the Mazatlán-Durango highway, which is safe and secure to travel. She suggested that people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Carnival should consider Durango as an alternative destination to Mazatlán.… Read More

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

Hidalgo is in carnival with typical costumes and characters

The Hidalgo Secretary of Tourism in Mexico has announced that Pachuca will host the “Hidalgo is in Carnival” parade, one of the country’s most joyous traditions. The parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18th, and is expected to draw more than 30,000 tourists from across the country. The carnival features the participation of more than 52 “comparsas” and 50 municipalities from across the state, who spend a year preparing for the festivities to keep the traditions alive. Visitors will enjoy the most representative gastronomy and crafts from the different regions participating in this event.… Read More

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Tlaxcala
Tlaxcala

Highlights Indoor Cycling tourist strengthening of Tlaxcala capital

Spanish trainer and certifier of Indoor Cycling, Carlos Gil, has praised the municipal president of Tlaxcala, Jorge Corichi, for his work in the field of tourism. During a meeting, Mayor Corichi highlighted the importance of visiting Tlaxcala Capital, particularly for sports figures. Gil, the creator of BikeLive, a Spanish company promoting sports, health and physical conditioning in more than 11 countries, including Mexico, commended the work of the Municipal Government in promoting tourism in Tlaxcala.… Read More

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Beaches in Mexico
Mexico

No more private beaches! Government will convert natural areas into protected and public parks

The Mexican government plans to convert more than 16,000 hectares of national reserves from the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) into public and protected natural parks. The move will provide citizens access to spaces “protected from profit” and help prevent the privatization of recreational spaces, according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Fonatur land will become natural reserves in protected natural parks, said Obrador, with the primary purpose of protecting flora, fauna, and endangered species while enabling the population to enjoy the spaces.… Read More

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Sonora
Sonora

Culture and tourism are promoted with the “Ruta del Bacanora”

The “Bacanora Route” is a tourism initiative that aims to promote the traditional Sonoran drink, bacanora, and the region’s culture, as well as to support its producers. The route involves visiting 12 municipalities to learn about the production process of the drink, among other recreational activities, with nine different products on offer. In all tours, the visit includes the factory and the plantation, where tourists can learn about the history and production process of the drink. The economic benefits of the route, generating income from meals, handicrafts, and regional products, stay in the visited municipalities, generating an economic spill of 5,000 to 15,000 pesos per tour. The tours are managed under a small group scheme to provide appropriate care to the visitors.… Read More

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Sinaloa
Sinaloa

Carnival tourism arrives in Mazatlan

National tourists are arriving in Mazatlan to enjoy Carnival 2023, just two days after the event has started. At least 20 buses are already parked in the lot located in front of the Mazatlán Aquarium, bringing visitors from different Mexican states who will be there for the whole week. Among them is Angélica Domínguez, who comes with her family from the State of Mexico to enjoy the beaches and the events of Carnival. The activities of the event will be from February 16 to 20, and include the coronation of the King of Joy, the Queen of the Floral Games, the Queen of Carnival, the Naval Combat and the parade.… Read More

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

“Aquilesva” by chef Aquiles and other productions, the new bet of Tourism in Hidalgo

The Hidalgo Secretary of Tourism in Mexico is using the audiovisual market to promote the natural beauties of the region, including a series of 36 episodes called “Aquilesva”, with Chef Aquiles, focused on local gastronomy. The region is also launching a WhatsApp centre which allows tourists to access information on the local area, including places to stay and eat, and activities available. The centre can be accessed through a QR code or a number, which will provide automatic information to help guide visitors. Hidalgo is the first region to offer this service and plans to work with other nearby states to showcase what the region has to offer.… Read More

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Tourist Attractions in México

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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