Check out these five choice boutique hotels in Tulum

A boutique hotel in Tulum. (PHOTO: Michelle Rae)

Writing in pastemagazine.com, Michelle Rae came up with a list of five particularly appealing boutique hotels in Tulum. “Tulum is the yoga capital of the world,” my guide says as we walk around one of the properties I was visiting during my short time in Tulum, Mexico. It was a declaration to be taken with a grain of salt. Still, the influence of More...

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Hotel Riu Caribe Cancun. (PHOTO: riucaribecancun.com)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Special events and new construction hold positive outlook for Cancun

Cancun – The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced a series of events to provide visitors with unique experiences that will create memorable vacations for all of them. “Throughout the years, More...

Left to right: Fernando Valenquela, Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín, and former team owner Carlos Peralta.  (PHOTO: Quintana Roo Tigres)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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MLB legend Fernando Valenzuela buying into Tigres of Quintana Roo

Before there was Fernandomania in Major League Baseball, there was simply Fernando Valenzuela in the Mexican Baseball League. The left-hander got his start in his home country, getting his feet wet in professional More...

A flyer on a taxi windshield reads: "Uber we don´t want you in Quintana Roo." (PHOTO: elfinanciero.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Taxi-drivers union fights to the death against Uber for lucrative Cancun market

CANCUN — With a market of billions of pesos at stake, the taxi drivers union “Andrés Quintana Roo” has maintained an open war for half a year against independent drivers affiliated with Uber, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Time ‘stands still’ in Cozumel

COZUMEL, Q. Roo — Clocks will change for summer daylight saving time in the U.S. and Canada on March 12, 2017, but the time in Cozumel won’t change. This means Cozumel will change from Eastern Time to More...

Moon Palace was the main site for COP13, a UN environmental conference in December 2016.
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Mexican government paid entire $22 million bill for Cancun environmental conference

Hosting the UN’s Biodiversity Conference in Cancún in December cost the Mexican taxpayers over 462 million pesos, or USD $22 million. The cost of staging COP 13, as the event was called, was 50 million pesos More...

Emergency vehicles outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, after a shooting recorded January 16, 2017. Photo: Afp
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Playa del Carmen aiming for new image

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo. — The mayor of the municipality of Solidaridad, Cristina Torres Gómez, confirmed the plans of remodelling of 12th Street in Playa del Carmen, where the Blue Parrot Bar used to operate. More...

Beach erosion in Cancun. (PHOTO: laverdadnoticias.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Authorities take steps to stop coastal erosion in Riviera Maya

Prior to the arrival of springbreakers to the state of Quintana Roo, actions need to be taken to counteract erosion in the main recreational areas of the Riviera Maya. This is how the beaches of five municipalities, More...

Apartments in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO: Blue Pearl Apartments)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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How to find a cheap apartment in Playa del Carmen

For travelerstoday.com, Marc Delize came up with this article on finding an inexpensive apartment rental in Playa del Carmen. Playa Del Carmen is a laidback beach town in Quintana Roo — a favorite destination More...

Some 500 undocumented migrants from Central America cross the border to enter Quintana Roo each day, according to unofficial estimates. (PHOTO: sipse.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Costa Maya has become ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented immigrants

XCALAK, Q. Roo — The Port of Xcalak has become a ‘sanctuary’ for people of Central American origin, such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, who illegally arrive to Quintana Roo’s Costa More...