Limits on gatherings, restaurants and driving to be loosened

Don't miss

More amazing birds in Yucatán, from pheasants to the American robin’s southern cousin

This week we kick things off with one of Yucatán’s most emblematic species, the great curassow or hocofaisán.

34 business shut down in Playa del Carmen over new COVID-19 rules

Affected business owners and administrators say that shutting down by 11 pm renders their businesses unviable, and will lead to permanent closures and layoffs.

New images of the Mayan Train spark imagination

Here are the designs that serve as an expression of the Maya Train's grandiose ambitions.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Hotels and restaurants in Yucatan will open more fully by Nov. 2. Photo: Lee Steele / YEL

Yucatan’s economic reopening turns another corner Monday, Nov. 2, when beaches and parks reopen and social gatherings can resume under health protocols.

The beaches and parks will still require social distancing and closed-off children’s areas.

Weddings, baptisms and similar social events will be allowed, but capped at 50 people in enclosed areas and 100 when the occasion is outdoors.

Shops and shopping malls may operate under staggered hours. Restaurants may seat customers and serve alcohol until 10 p.m.

Passenger limits in vehicles will be eliminated and hotels can book up to 50% of their rooms.

But a curfew on road traffic will still be maintained at 11:30 p.m.

Yucatan continues to officially operate under the “orange traffic light,” the second-highest state of alert.

While the availability of hospital beds is improving, Yucatan’s positivity rate remains at 50.7%, showing no change in 15 days, health officials reported Thursday.


Confused, jealous wife stabs husband after seeing her younger self in old photos

A woman who apparently didn't recognize herself in an old photo stabbed her husband when she suspected an affair. Photo: Contributed

55 years ago an aircraft mysteriously crashed in Yucatán. Now a team of adventurers seeks answers

It is uncertain if the adventurers will be able to make it to the crash site, but claim that the expedition is as much about the journey as the destination.

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival Breeze in July

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.