Mexico still safe for Canadians to visit, but stay in comfort zones: expert

Hotels in Playa del Carmen beach area. (PHOTO: reuters.com)

It’s still safe for Canadians to visit Mexico as long as they don’t get too adventurous, says a former British Columbia police officer and Mexico security expert. Walter McKay, a former Vancouver cop who spent seven years in Mexico creating and implementing a police reform training plan, said a recent fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Tulum and Cancun Top “Flight Network” Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

Flight Network is a web based travel platform, specialized in providing global travellers with convenient low-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. They recently published their Top 27 Winter More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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How traveling and living abroad gave me a better perspective on time and happiness

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.  In this story, Chuck discusses how traveling More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Mérida is number 3 in Forbes Top-10 travel trends and destinations for 2017

FORBES Magazine contributor, award-winning writer and avid photographer, Lea Lane, who has written for The New York Times, The Miami Herald and Gannett Newspapers, who was managing editor of Travel Smart and appeared More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Mexican airports report passenger traffic increase of 16.8% for December 2016

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V., (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) (“the Company” or “GAP”) announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of December 2016, compared to traffic More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Top 5 all-inclusive Cancun resorts for 2017

CANCUN — Known for big resorts with various bars, restaurants and nightlife activity, Cancun does all-inclusives right. Although some have excellent dining, water sports, and sleek guest rooms, others serve More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Isla Guadalupe, home to the Great White Shark

Isla Guadalupe in Mexico’s Baja California state has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias). The More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Isla Contoy, the sea-bird sanctuary of the Mexican Caribbean

Isla Contoy in the State of Quintana Roo is located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. The island is only 8.5-Km in length and has a More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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“Dinner in the Sky” celebrates three years in Mexico

Dinner in the Sky, which, according to their website, has criss-crossed the skies of 45 countries, celebrates its third anniversary in Mexico with the world-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, owner of the Osteria Francescana, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Visit Querétaro, craddle of Mexican Constitution and World Heritage state

Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, is home to Iturbide’s Theatre, where current Mexican Constitution of 1917 was proclaimed; it was also the third most important capital city during the Spanish Viceroyalty in More...