Cozumel’s lively Carnival 2017 set for Feb. 22-28


Cozumel’s city government has officially announced the dates for this year’s Cozumel Carnival, which will see the main week of events running from February 22 to 28, 2017. There will be pre-Carnival events too from January 28 to February 19, but if you’re planning to visit while Carnival is on then expect the biggest celebrations More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 16th, 2016

In a galaxy far, far away… Mexican Diego Luna never thought he’d be in a Star Wars movie!

For the last 40 years children have grown up picturing themselves in the Star Wars universe—learning to become Jedi, piloting X-Wings, firing lasers, and taking on the Galactic Empire. But for most of Star Wars‘ More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 15th, 2016

7 reasons destination weddings are on the rise in Yucatán

Are you engaged and considering a destination wedding? Mexico has long been an inviting place, and Cancun ranks among the top destination wedding locations in the world. However, there is a new trend replacing sandy More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Millions leap at “Quinceañera” party in rural San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming of age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parent’s video innocently asked “everybody” to attend ended up going viral. A local More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

American actor Willem Dafoe stars in Mexican production

American actor Willem Dafoe (a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles as Elias in Oliver Stone’s Platoon More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Kickstarter debuts in Mexico

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform that changed the world of entrepreneurship, is welcoming creators and artists from Mexico to the platform for the first time, reports. The move comes as part More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Life is a beautiful ride: Mérida’s ‘Bici Ruta’

La Bici Ruta. The bicycle route is a Sunday family tradition in Mérida. Feeling the breeze as husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, kids, aunts, uncles, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends, mothers, fathers… (you More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 11th, 2016

Canadian singer songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82

Leonard Cohen, the Jewish-Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Lineup announced for Tulum electronic music event Jan. 13

According to, Tulum is the place to be in January if you’re looking to get away and enjoy incredible music in a mystic setting. Day Zero has released the lineup for their January 13 event in the More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 7th, 2016

Robert De Niro calls Donald Trump ‘insane’ and urges voting for Clinton

Robert De Niro lashed out at Donald J. Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate “insane” from the podium of the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night. De Niro compared Trump to off-kilter movie More...