Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres make this list of most colorful Mexican towns

Izamal at night

Travel Pulse collaborator and a veteran travel writer, Art Kramer recently published an interesting list of the most coloful towns of México, which includes Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as San Miguel de Allende and the city of Guanajuato. So check it out…. When traveling, everyone wants that perfect photo More...

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Chicza chewing gum is produced in Campeche and Quintana Roo. (PHOTO: chicza.com.uk)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Mayan chewing gum penetrates global organic-foods market

Mayan farmers in the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo have become players in the global chewing gum market with their unique and organic product. Sold under the brand Chicza Organic Rainforest Gum, the biodegradable More...

Drought-like conditions increase chances of forest fires. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Maya forest at high risk during fire season

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Q. Roo — With the beginning of the critical season of forest fires in the Yucatan Peninsula, brigades from different communities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, are prepared More...

Gulf of Mexico oil platform near Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Pemex crisis produces major job losses in Campeche, Veracruz and Tabasco

In the oil states of the Gulf of Mexico — Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz — 42,379 formal jobs were lost in the last year, official figures show. In February, these entities accounted for 1,021,810 workers More...

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, navy sailors patrol as people sun bathe on the beach during spring break in Cancun, Mexico. (PHOTO: The Associated Press)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

U.S. travel warning advises spring breakers to avoid conflict areas

The U.S. State Department is warning college students across the country not to spend spring break in certain parts of Mexico, where rampant crime has made travel dangerous for Americans, foxnews.com reported. The More...

Time changes can be confusing. (PHOTO; chron.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Time changes can cause a bit of confusion

While clocks in most of the United States were set forward one hour Sunday March 12 to begin Daylight Saving Time, in Yucatan and Campeche states Daylight Saving Time won’t begin until April 2. However, in More...

Aerial view of devastated mangrove area (Photo: Noticaribe)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Environmental groups plot course to reverse loss of mangroves during World Ocean Summit

The World Ocean Summit, an event exploring how to sustain an ocean economy, wrapped up last week in Bali, Indonesia and will be held next year in Mexico. At the conference, the Global Mangrove Alliance lobbied More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Campeche real estate conflict

Expat property owners complain about Campeche real estate developer On Friday February 17th, Mrs. Jane Erway from Connecticut USA sent an email to The Yucatan Times, complaining about the situation with Playas More...

Downtown Campeche (Google)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Campeche: quintessentially colonial Mexico

Meagan Drillinger posted this Campeche travelogue on Travel Weekly recently.  If you close your eyes and think of colonial Mexico, what you are likely picturing, perhaps without even realizing it, is Campeche. More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Six hiking trips you can do in the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula straddles three states (Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan) in Mexico, including the neighboring countries of Belize and Guatemala.  Once a seabed, its topography consists mainly of limestone. More...