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Playa del Carmen
One person has died and 11 more have been wounded in a shooting at a bar in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen. Prosecutors in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo say two gunmen entered the bar and opened fire with pistols late Monday. The bar is located relatively far from the...
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Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean coast provides...
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Guadalajara adds a new world record. On Sunday, the city hosted the largest tasting of tequila in the world. A total of 1,486 people participated, a record that at first seemed difficult to achieve, because just one night before, the same record had been broken in a hotel in Playa del Carmen with 1,449 people....
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Two people are dead and three are wounded following a shooting in the Mexican resort of Cancun. Prosecutors in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo say the shootings occurred at a house in a low-income neighborhood, far from the beachside hotel zone. The state prosecutor’s office said Monday that a pistol and drugs were seized...
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Mexico is frequently the focus of negative imagery in the U.S. media, often causing Americans to warn their friends to rethink their travel there, on social media and other communications platforms. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City, early in 2018, issued a brief travel warning for Playa del Carmen, following a February blast on a...
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Las Coloradas Mexico Really? Does this place exist? Yes, Las Coloradas Yucatan is a real place and very interesting to visit. We love going all around to bring you cool stuff to go see. We have actually been here several times, and this time took video and wanted to introduce you to it. Las Coloradas...
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maya train
The president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that the governments of Chiapas and Tabasco will start the Maya Train project, which by 2019 will have a budget of $16 billion pesos. In a private meeting at an exclusive hotel in the archaeological zone of Palenque, the constitutional and elected governors of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quinta...
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The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has narrowed its travel warning for the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen amid what it calls an unspecified “ongoing security threat” just as the spring holiday season is kicking into high gear. In a notice posted Friday on its website, the embassy also said the U.S. Consular Agency...
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It was an archaeological adventure: a 12-day family trip to Mayan and Aztec pyramid cities, from Mexico City to the Yucatan jungle. Our timeline spanned from the ancient city of Teotihuacan, founded before the birth of Christ, to sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Templo Mayor, built in the centuries before the Spanish conquest of...
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The government of the United States issued an update of its travel alerts to Mexico, where it reported that the problems of violence continue in various parts of the country; however, it excluded the tourist zones from the violent zones. In its report, the State Department specified that in the case of Quintana Roo, the...
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puerto vallarta
The U.S. State Department is expanding expanded its travel advisories to warn of dangers in more parts of Mexico. The new travel advisory doesn’t mention the Caribbean resorts of Cancun or Playa del Carmen by name. But the advisory issued Tuesday says “turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented...
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guadalajara vacation
Since my last article about our trip to Guadalajara, I have gotten many bits of advice and comments from people with more knowledge about the city. I’ve enjoyed reading people’s comments. One theme that got multiple comments was my experience with taxis. I have gotten mixed advice about how to get the best taxi prices....
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Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas might be some of the most popular and recognizable destinations in Mexico, but there are plenty of lesser-known options located close to these locales that are just far enough off the beaten path to show visitors what the real Mexico is all about. In fact,...
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