###

Tourism official sues when parking spots at his hotel vanish

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.
El Conquistador Hotel on the Paseo de Montejo, Mérida. Photo: Lee Steele

Jorge Carrillo Sáenz, president of the Yucatan Tourism Business Council (Cetur) and the Paseo de Montejo Foundation, filed a protective order with the court after two flower beds replaced street parking in front of his hotel.

The cement islands, meant for greenery, demarcate bike lanes while preventing vehicles from serving guests by Hotel El Conquistador’s front entrance. The eight-story 159-room hotel specializes in welcoming tour groups that arrive by bus, and taxi drivers have historically congregated around the lobby entrance waiting for fares.

Carrillo Sáenz said that members of the Paseo de Montejo Foundation were never consulted about the state-city massive bike-lane project.

He told Diario de Yucatán that he is not against bicycle lanes per se, but they would be more relevant elsewhere, such as the Periférico, where cars and bikes exist in chaos.

Along the Paseo, bike lanes would have been better off placed somewhere on the walkways, he said.

Popular

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.