Tourism in Mexico News - July 2023

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Magical Towns in Puebla
Puebla

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

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Sonora
Sonora

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

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Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes

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

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Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco

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

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Chichen Itza
Yucatan

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

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Veracruz
Veracruz

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

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Oaxaca City
Oaxaca

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

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Hidalgo
Hidalgo

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

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Sonora
Sonora

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

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Oaxaca
Oaxaca

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

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Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo

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

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La Guelaguetza
Oaxaca

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

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San Cristobal de Las Casas
Chiapas

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

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Tourist Attractions in México

Capital Cities

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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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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Magic 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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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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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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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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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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