10 reasons to visit Merida now

Forbes.com contributor Nora Walsh joins a growing list of travel writers singing Merida’s praises. Here is her recent post enumerating 10 of the White City’s main attractions… MERIDA — This year, the Mexican city of Merida was named the American Capital of Culture for a second time, highlighting the Yucatán capital’s abundant More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Ready to race? Try Yucatan’s “Carrera de la Naranja”

The 10K race is December 10 at 7 o’clock, and the participation of 200 runners is expected… OXKUTZCAB, Yuc. — A popular feature of the traditional Oxkutzcab Fair, the third edition of “The More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Seeking a downtown Merida free of buses

Authorities say that by 2023, the fleet of 1,200 buses that circulate around the city will be totally renewed or replaced… MERIDA – The head of the Transportation Directorate, Humberto Hevia Jiménez, informed More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Citizen police try to help keep Merida one of Mexico’s safest cities

MERIDA — Mérida is one of the safest cities in Mexico, according to official crime figures, and residents of the Yucatán capital are determined to keep it that way.  The number of neighborhood police committees More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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ATM gang suspects busted in Merida

Inside the suspected thieves’ cars, police found pieces of the ATMs they allegedly had carted off, as well the stolen cash… MERIDA — Five individuals from different parts of the country were detained More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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More cruise passengers for Progreso next year

Carnival Cruise Line will bring more passengers to Progreso as it raises the number of cabins devoted to short cruises out of Galveston and New Orleans. The short cruises out of New Orleans and Galveston include More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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MAYAir an option for travel in southeast Mexico

If you are traveling around the Yucatan Peninsula and neighboring states, you may want to consider flying, since some of the major destinations can require lengthy driving times. An airline that is expanding service More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Uber fights proposed limits on cash fares in Cancun

CANCUN — Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Drone photo of pyramid lands photographer in hot water

Photographer was ‘trespassing’ when he used a drone to take photo at Chichén Itzá… CHICHEN ITZA, Yucatan –A breathtaking pre-dawn aerial photograph of the Kukulcán pyramid in Chichén More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Yucatecan artisans on display at this year’s edition of “Arte a Mano”

The event will be held December 8-10 at the National Chamber of Commerce of Yucatan (CANACO), near the Clínica de Mérida… MERIDA — In an interview with TYT, Viridiana Lagunas, the organizer of the More...