Merida’s Storied Past Comes to Life on this Hacienda Tour

For years it was the heartbeat of the Yucatán. Fiber from an agave plant used to create nautical rope once made Mérida one of the richest cities in the world.  For over 90 years, the port of Sisal was the world’s leader in henequen trade. Henequen became known to the world as “sisal” for being labeled a “Product of Sisal” on its export More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Merida’s city markets to be refurbished

Deep cleaning and painting will be done where needed in the property…. MERIDA —  Merida’s Secretary of the Interior, Guibaldo Vargas Madrazo, informed that the sub-department of Markets will soon More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Yucatan moves to promote melipona bee honey

The federal government wants to preserve this natural resource and will reinforce producers’ skills through workshops and efforts to protect the melipona bee…. MERIDA — The delegate of the Ministry More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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7 relatively ‘unknown’ archaeological destinations in Mexico

Mexico has a great archaeological tradition due to the number of cultures that inhabited this land before Mexico itself existed, which makes archaeology one of the most important topics when it comes to travel- More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Eco-solutions to the mosquito problem in Yucatan

With a local fish species, State government seeks to reduce the quantity of mosquitoes in Yucatan cenotes… MERIDA — More than 17,000 fish of the species Gambusia yucatana, also known as Mosquito-fish, More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Merida, Medical Capital of Southeast Mexico

The city has a great infrastructure of hospitals and health services to provide a highly diversified range of specialties and the highest quality of medical treatments… MERIDA – Merida’s health-care service More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Be prepared for Monday Nov. 20: street, office and school closures

This year’s Mexican Revolution parade will be made up of 5,972 elements organized into 80 contingents, from middle and secondary schools, to the state, federal and municipal police, as well as the Armed Forces… MERIDA More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Cenotes provide a secure water supply for Yucatan

Conagua authorities declare that the region enjoys a privileged status in respect to water supply… MERIDA — Yucatan is privileged because of its water situation, compared to other places in the country, More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Cancun timeshares company draws complaints

CANCÚN — Complaints and claims against Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) have affected the good image of Cancun, Novedades Quintana Roo newspaper reports. Even though visitors allegedly have been scammed More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Yucatan wind farms gear up for clean-energy production in 2018

The installation of the Dzilam de Bravo wind farm reports good progress; in addition, in 2018 and 2019, nine more wind farms are set to come on line… MERIDA — It is projected that in the first quarter More...