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Quintana Roo
The Riviera Nayarit, the nautical destination par excellence, is hosting the Sailing portion of the 2019 National and National Youth Olympics within the National Competition System from May 16-18 in the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Approximately 100 athletes from eight Mexican states will compete for the top spot on the podium...
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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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Playa del Amor, located in the Marietas Islands National Park, has been included in the ranking of the “12 Best Beaches in Mexico” according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine. These 12 beaches stand out thanks to their resorts, unique activities and overall beauty. Also known as Playa Escondida, or Hidden Beach, this gorgeous hideaway is...
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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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Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said in a statement that the attack took place in a club called La Kuka, which is located on a main avenue in central Cancun about...
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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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The US Department of State published the annual update to the Travel Alerts for Mexico on Thursday morning and classified parts of the country between level 2 and 4, recommending that people visiting Mexican territory be alert for the possibility of risks. There are no restrictions or advisories issued for Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, or...
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The governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval signed an agreement with the National Polytechnic Institute and SEDATU, Román Meyer for the application of an urban improvement program in marginalized areas of Puerto Vallarta. “Because as a governor who is just one month away from completing his term for which he was elected, I can point out...
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mayan train
Grupo Vidanta, a Mexican conglomerate of hotels, resorts and real estate developer, is interested in investing in the construction of the Mayan Train, informed its president, Daniel Chávez Morán, in the Tourism and Social Development forum. “The Mayan Train is a great idea, because in a decade of operation it will double the income of...
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2 Mexican marines found dead in resort of Cancun
MEXICO CITY — Authorities found the bodies of two Mexican marines wrapped in blood-stained sheets and dumped on a street in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun on Wednesday. The bodies were found in downtown Cancun, relatively far from most of the resort’s hotels. They had apparently been stabbed. The Mexican navy condemned the killings,...
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Tulum to become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism zone
Royalty free photo The municipality of Tulum will become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism development zone (ZDTS) within a month, the Quintana Roo tourism secretary claims. Marisol Vanegas Pérez said yesterday that President Enrique Peña Nieto will sign a decree to create the zone by October 15 at the latest, less than two months before he...
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Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel
Most people visit Mexico’s Isla Cozumel for one of two reasons: to scuba dive, or to kill time with food and drink before their cruise ship takes off again. Every day, up to ten cruise ships – each with several thousand passengers – will dock on the island and unleash a barrage of crowds to...
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Mexico has a list of sites considered World Heritage of UNESCO, 35 to be exact. They are divided between mixed, cultural and natural goods. In the list of natural assets we find six sites, know them! Sian Ka’an in Quintana Roo, since 1987 Its name in Mayan means ‘where the sky is born’ or ‘door...
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How does medical care compare in Mexico with what expats are used to from their home country? In terms of quality, accessibility and affordability, the answer is very good, according to the majority of expatriates contacted for a recent survey on the subject. The medical care they receive in Mexico Health in Mexico: a research...
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