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Progreso becomes Yucatán’s first disability-inclusive beach

Five floating wheelchairs and a set of movable rubber ramps are among the new amenities now available to disabled visitors who would like to enjoy the beach in Progreso.

Mérida prepares to host Mexico’s most important tourism trade show

The event known as the Tianguis Turístico Mexico will bring together representatives from the country’s 32 states, as well as buyers from 70 countries.

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

We have been writing a version of this story for years and years. And here we go again: Yucatán's capital city of Merida ranked...

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. 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...
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