Except for too-long airport visits, it had been a while since I’d been to Mexico, but now I seem to be a regular visitor.

The end of 2017 brought three lovely visits to Cabo and to the Riviera Maya, and 2018 brought me to Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, and to one of my new favourite places, La Paz. For 2019, my trips were to San Miguel de Allende, the area north of Cancun called Puerto Mujeres, back in Cabo, and back to the Cancun area. For 2020, I was in Huatulco when the pandemic hit.

Almost all of these trips were press trips, but the views expressed here are, as always, my own, and no one except the editor of the publication reviewed my article. Articles so far:

Petting whales Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Photo by Johanna Read

My latest:

For Forbes:

Mexico City’s Airport

While this chilly and busy airport does get better every time I pass through, it’s far from my favourite airport in the world. I wrote tips for Fodor’s at How to survive a long layover in Mexico City. There’s a more detailed version here on

La Paz

On the Sea of Cortez, about two hours north of Cabo San Lucas is lovely La Paz with incredible animal encounters:

San Miguel de Allende

The Cancun Area 

Los Cabos 

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca — A quiet area on Mexico’s Pacific coast known for its surfing, quiet beaches and food.

Multiple locations

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