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Mérida on T+L ‘Best Cities’ list 5 years in a row

Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán as well as the largest city on the...

Should Yucatán develop its very own Cancún-like hotel zone?

Tourism developers suggest developing a three-mile-long hotel zone along Yucatán's coast.

New Tulum airport announced to serve the Mayan Riviera

The projected cost of the new airport has not yet been announced, but preparations and preliminary studies alone are said to exceed a budget of 12 million USD.

Kantunil’s new tourist attraction — the ‘rabbit cenote’

With the new improvements, locals are hoping that visitors from surrounding communities and abroad begin to visit their town and cenote in larger numbers.

Hope swells in Progreso as 28 new cruise arrivals announced

Carnival Cruises has announced that all of its passengers and crew will have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before ships are allowed to set sail.

Xcaret struggles to contain new COVID-19 infections

Grupo Xcaret says that the most recent series of infections was brought to the hotel by a group of 26 Bolivian students.

Tourists in Mexico go maskless to the dismay of locals

Although many cities and states in the United States have virtually done away with facemasks, this is not the case in Yucatán where the use of face and nose coverings remains compulsory.

Video mapping brings new life to Uxmal’s light and sound show

Uxmal's new and improved light and sound show utilizes video mapping technology and intriguing narratives to bring the ancient city back to life.

Hospitality industry in Yucatán braces for another slow summer

Yucatán's hospitality industry says it expects hotel occupancy rates to reach a maximum of around 50% over the summer season.

Cozumel schedules 24 new cruise-ship arrivals for June and July

In 2019 almost half of the 2,608 cruise ships to dock in Mexican ports arrived in Cozumel.

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

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

Yucatán prepares to welcome its first cruise ship in over a...

To be allowed boarding, all crew members and passengers must provide negative COVID-19 test results, taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

New closure for Uxmal archaeological site

Authorities have not said how long the popular attraction will remain closed but indicated that they would investigate the confirmed cases and sanitize the entire facilities before reopening.

Tourist survives being swallowed by a sinkhole in Aké

The woman, identified as María O, says that she had been walking around the perimeter of the site when all of a sudden she was shoulder deep in thick clay like mud.

Quintana Roo enlists the Navy in the fight against sargassum

Mexico’s navy has removed over 10,000 tons of sargassum from the coastline of Quintana Roo. The unsightly seaweed was cleared from beaches in seven municipalities across the state.

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.

Mérida’s airport begins to recover lost ground

Traffic continues to increase at Mérida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón international airport. The airport received an average of 5,200 passengers a day during the month of April.

New restrictions on the way as Quintana Roo turns back to...

Despite rules to the contrary, many locals and visitors in Cancún opt not to wear facemasks or follow social distancing protocols....

Cruises and new biosecurity measures on the agenda of the World...

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancún has remained Mexico’s top tourism destination. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht During...

Several hotels in Yucatán on the verge of closing down

Several hotels in Mérida have closed down for good over the past year. Yucatán’s hotel association says that many more are...

Yucatán declares 3 new heritage sites

The San Francisco de Padua convent in Izamal is one of three new additions to Yucatán’s list of recognized heritage sites....

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Merida’s existing international airport is run by the private company ASUR, and is capable of accommodating airplanes as large as the...

No more horse-drawn carriages in Mérida, activists urge

A horse-drawn carriage pulls tourists on Mérida's Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Animal rights...

Disney cruise ship on its way, but not with tourists

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cruise ships arriving in Progreso had steadily increased for over a decade. Photo: Courtesy