The Puerto Vallarta–based founder of Journey Mexico worked his way up the industry ladder—he’s been a tour leader, driver, guide, and logistician—which gives him an inside perspective on the planning process. He collaborates with the country’s best hotels on everything from wellness-focused Tulum getaways to culture-filled stays in San Miguel de Allende. His coordinators personally check in with clients at least three times per trip.
Discovery: Guzina Oaxaca, in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco neighborhood, is an outpost of chef Alejandro Ruíz’s famous Casa Oaxaca restaurant. “Snag a wooden table in the cheerful space and order the duck tostadas,” he says.
Specialties: Mexico, Central America