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Merida ‘Lake House’ has sharp angles, rare view

Casa del Lago, a detached house in a real estate development in Merida, was recently featured in a prominent architecture site.

Protesters target animal-hunt organizer in Yucatan

Animal-rights proponents are fighting a Facebook page that invites tourists to fish and hunt game in Yucatan.

Tap water in Merida is the cheapest in the world

Photo: Courtesy While heavy in mineral content and requiring filters, Merida's tap water is the most affordable in...

City brings new taxis to Progreso, offering free rides to disabled and elderly

A new fleet of "Eco-Taxis" has come to Progreso. Photo: Facebook Progreso, Yucatan — Thirty new blue "Eco-Taxis"...

Yucatan prevails in border dispute as high court prevents land grab

Valladolid, Peto and other municipalities are still in Yucatan state.

Palacio de la Música wins national award for architecture

Reyes Ríos + Larrain Arquitectos set a precedent for urban projects, Obras editor writes.

Cuarteto Yucatán calls Palacio de la Música home this season

The Cuarteto Yucatán has been named Ensemble in Residence at the Palacio de la Música, and will present concerts as part of a larger chamber music cycle called Conciertos de Bolsillo.

Modern new bus terminal nearly ready to open in Merida’s Centro

The new TAME bus terminal is projected to be open to the public by the end of the year, said an ADO official.

How to make your home look like it belongs in a magazine

Photo: Courtesy We often see beautiful pictures of spaces in high-end decorator magazines. For many, the cost of...

INAH to approve 1,000 permits to Centro property owners in 2019

An increase in permits applications before INAH indicate a construction boom in Merida's Centro. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan...

Leones end winning streak in Leon, but still head to playoffs

Photo: Leones Leon, Guanajuato — A five-run rally in the third inning saved the Bravos de Leon from being...

Tom Daley visits Yucatan, holds hands with husband in park

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black visited Valladolid today. Photo: Instagram British diver and Olympic medalist Tom Daley...

14m pesos spent rearranging the sand at Chuburna and Telchac

Beach erosion is being combatted under a state program. Photo: Courtesy Yucatan state authorities are spending 14 million...

Bellas Artes dance company to conclude Yucatan Symphony’s upcoming season

Photo: Courtesy A first-time visit from the National Dance Company will conclude the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra's fall-winter season.

Mayan Train line expands with 3 new station stops

Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, announced an expansion of the Mayan Train project. Photo: AP It's time...

Tourists bearing apps increasingly bypass human travel agents and tour guides

Yucatan tour operators expressed disappointment by summer-vacation business volume, saying visitors are preferring to use apps to research and book rooms.

Ricky Martin underwrites ‘Peace’ concert as his gift to the Nobel summit

Ricky Martin is underwriting his own concert in Merida. Photo: Getty The Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin...

Government aid helps small farmers thrive in Yucatan

Young crops are protected with netting provided by government agencies. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Ministry of Rural...

Supermarket chain gives big exposure to small Yucatan brands

Small manufacturers in Yucatan are on Soriana shelves for a month. Photo: Diario Products made by small-scale Yucatecan...

Lethal bacteria from Yucatan threatens palm trees in U.S., Caribbean

A palm tree shades beachgoers in Key Biscayne, Fla. Photo: AP A fatal bacteria that originated in Yucatan...

Demand high for return of beloved local soft drink

A customer at the re-opened Sidra Pino store buys a taste of his childhood. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan...

Getting the Yucatan’s tourism back on track

The Yucatan in Mexico is known for its pristine beaches and historical significance, and as such has...

Inside an intimate, well-planned destination wedding in Valladolid

Paulina Ortega and Clark Kent Koga met in the Philippines and live in Australia. But they chose Valladolid, Yucatan for their destination wedding.

Salbut festival in Seye celebrates food of Yucatan

Seye is holding its first-ever Salbut Festival. Photo: Courtesy Seye, Yucatan — Delicious salbutes with breaded shrimp, queso...