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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. Photo: Courtesy Due to...

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

During the World Travel and Tourism Council congress, Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal spoke with several business leaders, including the CEO of Carnival cruises...

Several hotels in Yucatán on the verge of closing down

Yucatán’s hotel association warns that several hotels, large and small, are at grave risk of closing down for good. The association pointed out that since...

Yucatán declares 3 new heritage sites

In a unanimous decision, Yucatán's legislature officialy designated three new heritage sites. The new heritage sites are the San Francisco de Padua convent in Izamal,...

New Mérida airport likely to cost over 10 billion pesos

Despite recent expansions at MID, Yucatán's state government is still considering a new airport for Mérida. Industry insiders have speculated that the cost of the...

No more horse-drawn carriages in Mérida, activists urge

Animal rights activists are calling for Mérida’s horse-drawn carriages to be phased out. The activists are planning a rally in front of the Cathedral on...

Disney cruise ship on its way, but not with tourists

Yucatán announces the arrival of its first cruise ship in over a year. But don't get too excited. The ship, Disney Wonder, will be docking...

Yucatán promotes pandemic-era tourism with a new campaign

While continuing to monitor crowds and activities, state authorities presented a new tourism campaign designed to attract domestic travelers to Yucatán.  The campaign, called “365...

Bacalar tour operators and tourists throw caution to the wind

Residents in Bacalar are complaining that motorized boats continue to violate navigation rules on the lagoon. Over last week's long weekend, boats and jet skis...

People in Mexico flock to the beach over long weekend

Over the long weekend to commemorate the birth of Benito Juárez, several beach resorts across Mexico saw a considerable spike in hotel bookings from...

Now at yellow, Cancún hotels double their top occupancy

Hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya are now able to fill their rooms at 60% capacity. The same policy applies to restaurants and beaches and...

After years of growth, Yucatán’s hotel industry is holding on for...

Occupancy in Mérida's hotels has reached an all time low despite discounts of up to 60%. Most hotels are currently getting by with an occupancy...

Cancun leads on international and domestic travel lists

Travel bans have reshuffled the world's most possible air travel routes. But Cancun still maintains its top-10 status on both national and international lists....

$4 flights are signs of the travel industry’s desperation

Faced with a deluge of challenges, Mexican airlines, hotels and resort destinations have slashed prices in hopes to attract domestic travelers. Tougher international travel regulations...

Canada flight ban: Why Mexico but not Miami?

Critics claim Canada's cancellation of all flights to México and the Caribbean is unfair to the region as it favors destinations such as Florida. Others...

Rio Lagartos debuts new and improved boardwalk

The popular coastal community of Rio Lagartos has unveiled its revamped boardwalk. Local and state authorities hope that the improvements will help attract tourists back...