Check out these five choice boutique hotels in Tulum

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

Writing in, 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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By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017

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...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Foreign tourism to Mexico up 9 percent in 2016

The number of international tourists in Mexican rose nine percent in 2016, a year in which the dollar gained around 20 percent against the peso. Some 35 million international tourists visited Mexico last year compared More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 18th, 2017

In 2017, “Go Big or Go Boutique” in Cancún

Cancún and Riviera Maya have always had all the elements of an upscale vacation destination: glittering white Caribbean beaches, thriving mega-cities, pre-Columbian ruins, world-class cuisine and an ever-expanding More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 17th, 2017

Cancun wants you to know it’s open for business

CANCUN — In the last month, some of the headlines coming from Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have been less than ideal, leaving many travel agents wondering if it’s really such a good idea for their clients More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cancun prepares for more than 35,000 spring breakers in coming weeks

CANCUN — City officials have declared themselves ready to welcome more than 35,000 North American students expected to arrive in Cancun for the Spring Break season. Mayor Remberto Estrada Barba said that this More...

Carnival Cruise Line  docks at Puerto Maya on Cozumel. (PHOTO:  Carnival Corp.)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Cruising to Cozumel: Things to know takes a look at the ins and outs of cruising to Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Cozumel is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world and if you choose a cruise that sails to the Caribbean More...

Juanito with his sister and granddaughter in the village of Takkbil’Ja. (Photo: Kevin Rushby for the Guardian)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Meeting the Mayans of the Yucatan

Kevin Rushby reports in The Guardian on a new style of tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula that promotes “home stays” with local residents. After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all More...

03172003 WEST PALM BEACH - Friends Donna Shea, left, of Port Charlotte, and Marla Guthrie, right, of Wellington, sing along with the band Innisfree during a St. Patrick's Day celebration at O'Shea's Irish Pub in downtown West Palm Beach Monday night.  Clematis street was blocked off in front of O'Shea's to accomodate a beer tent:  bagpipers, Irish dancing, Corn Beef and Cabbage and "Guinness, Guinness and more Guinness" was featured.  PHOTO BY:  RICHARD GRAULICH. ORG XMIT:   ORG XMIT: MER0709061529514369
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day in the Riviera Maya

March 17th is the date to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. However, this day is celebrated all over the world, not only in this country. Mexico is one of the countries More...