Popular Jeep adventures in beautiful Baja

For thrill seekers looking to experience the vastness and natural beauty of the desert that surrounds Los Cabos, look no further than enjoying a day behind the wheel of a 4X4 All Terrain JEEP.  The highlight of this type of activity is that you can choose your own adventure and in addition, included in each trip is a certified guide should you not wish to do the driving and just want to soak up amazing surroundings.

Splash through streams and roll by waterfalls and be sure to pack your swimwear to experience an adventure that will take you not only through the rugged hills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, but into the protected park of Cabo Pulmo.  Discover the fantastic “Aquarium of the World”, coined by the famous marine biologist, Jacque Cousteau as you snorkel through the colorful underwater oasis.  Get away from the crowds and dine at a local restaurant, to complete your day with authentic and regional dishes that will be sure to create lifelong memories.

The different trips and places you can visit don’t stop there – cruise over to the charming and colorful town of Santiago, home to the oldest Missions in Cabo.  Discover the history and culture of the area and continue onto the Santa Rita Hot Springs for a dip in the crystal clear spring mountain water pools.

Jeep excursions are a perfect way to see a lot in one day, and to explore the natural wonders of this rare and special region.  For more information or to book your next group excursion, visit www.miexperts.com and contact one of our experts today!

New Epiphany Center in Chicago’s vibrant west loop offers stunning event spaces

A landmark West Loop church has been transformed into the Epiphany Center for the Arts, one of the city’s largest cultural venues. It offers three magnificent event spaces that have maintained much of the historic church’s original elements, including Venetian glass mosaics designed by Tiffany, decorative terra cotta tiles, and sweeping arched trusses. Epiphany also offers an art gallery, cafe, and courtyard.

Conceived with the vision to return Epiphany to a place for people to once again congregate in, the shuttered, historic church of the Epiphany has been preserved and adapted into an iconic cultural hub ‘For the good of Art, Entertainment and Events’.

Thoughtfully designed, the exemplary 42,000 square foot campus boasts three distinct venues and a stunning array of amenities, including art studios, classroom, exhibit space and gallery, a commercial and catering kitchen, café, VIP suite and a collection of artistically appointed outdoor spaces; a charming quarter-acre courtyard, spacious terrace and stunning patio.

Epiphany’s diverse and inclusive art programming serve to unite community and artists alike while bringing Chicago together.

Cancun’s 2020 Occupancy Rate Reaches 82% for First Quarter

Beating out all other destinations in Mexico, Cancun’s hotel occupancy rates for the first quarter of 2020 are being forecast at 82 percent, says Reportur.mx.
During just this holiday season alone (December 21, 2019 through January 7, 2020), nearly 1,380,000 tourists have visited throughout the Mexican state of Quintana Roo—an increase of 2.8 percent over the same period in 2018.

The State Secretary of Tourism (Sedetur) estimates that this will generate an economic spillover of $1,400,000,000, representing 1.8 percent growth over the previous year.
Director of Tourism, Francisco López Reyes, recently disclosed to Reportur.mx that 2019 hotel occupancy numbers for Cancun would be closing at 83.1 percent, 2.4 points more than at the end of 2018, with plenty of reason to expect that tourism will continue to flourish in 2020.

Cancun International Airport, meanwhile, expects an excess of 26 million domestic departures and arrivals, which is almost five percent more than last year’s figures.

In terms of investments, there are more than 16,000 hotel rooms currently under construction whose operations are planned to begin in 2021, adding to the current inventory of 107,700 hotel accommodations already in the area.
According to a study by CI Banco on the projections of the exchange rate, should economic conditions in Mexico decline, the value of a U.S. dollar could skyrocket above 21 pesos.
Financial advisor Rafael del Moral told Reportur.mx that an increase in the exchange rate, which lends greater value to foreign currencies, could actually prove positive for Cancun’s tourism industry since visitors are attracted to the prospect of increased value for their dollars.
“The closing of this 2019 confirms the expectations of growth, strength and vitality of our tourist destinations,” said the Head of the Tourism Secretariat of Quintana Roo in a statement.

Conrad Punta de Mita Coming This Spring

Conrad Punta de Mita, part of the Litibu gated community, is a new property coming to Riviera Nayarit, and it’s accepting reservations beginning May 15, 2020.
This 325-room hotel will offer a tranquil retreat for guests, surrounded by palm trees and the Pacific Ocean. During a stay here, guests will be pampered with chic guest rooms, sandy beaches and premier dining, in addition to top-notch service.

Each guestroom has an ocean view balcony and 24-hour room service. The property has three pools, both tennis and basketball courts and a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day.
Conrad Punta de Mita is conveniently located 45 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
One & Only in Riviera Nayarit is another property to keep an eye out for, and Occidental Nuevo Vallarta will soon have 92 new rooms for visitors to stay in.
From adventure travelers and couples to families and multi-generational groups, the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta areas offer plenty to do.