New Yucatan convention center nears completion

Merida's International Congress Center (Photo: Google)

The new International Convention Center already has confirmed 10 meetings for 2018. MERIDA — The Yucatán International Convention Center has previewed its dates available for 2018, which has resulted in the confirmation of 10 conventions and a fully booked schedule in November of that year with more than 15,000 attendees, which is expected More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Yucatan hotel owners demand a 16% tax for renting rooms or houses through ‘apps’

They ask the government for an equal payment of taxes by all. MERIDA — The Mexican Chamber of Hotels in Yucatan (CMHY) reported that they will ask for people renting rooms in their homes through digital platforms More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Proposed Merida development wins sustainable housing contest

The first FIVS Contest 2013, organized by the National Institute of the Fund for Workers’ Housing, was convened within the framework of the 5th International Forum of Sustainable Housing (FIVS), with the subject More...

Calle 59 in Merida. (PHOTO: Condé Nast Traveler/Matthieu Salvaing)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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‘Merida is Mexico’s most creative and affordable city’: Condé Nast Traveler

After spending a few blissed-out days playing house in this cultural lightning rod of the Yucatán, you’ll want a fixer-upper of your own. Only here it’s actually doable, writes Paul Brady in the May More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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New mixed-use development announced: ‘Distrito Cancun’

Through last year the construction of many new urban developments has been started, prompting TYT to check Creato Arquitectos web site to learn more about a proposed new real estate project in Cancun. Render (Image: More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Two house rentals in Mexico gone wrong, and a guardian angel

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van. Staying in vacation homes in Mexico More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Buyer beware: Unregulated land sales in Puerto Morelos

PUERTO MORELOS, Q. Roo — Given the lack of legal certitude on the permits granted by the city council headed by Laura Fernández Piña, through landowner groups, the sale of land in the area is a multi-million-dollar business More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Renderings of “Paseo 60” reveal a new commercial complex in Merida’s hotel zone

A project that for so long lived in mystery is finally being revealed: PASEO 60. According to ForoMerida.com, the new development located behind the Hyatt Regency Merida on 60th Street in Mérida’s Hotel More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Hotel construction booms around Mérida’s new International Convention Center

City to add 2,500 more hotel rooms in tourist area. For the next year, the Merida hotel zone would have 2,500 more hotel rooms with the construction of the International Convention Center, said Saúl Ancona Salazar, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Merida is the safest city to live in, with low real estate prices: survey

Price of square meter of houses for sale in Merida is cheaper than in Mexico City. At least six out of 10 people in Mérida believe that it is safe to live in the capital of Yucatan. Merida tops the list of the More...