Holbox: Encountering whale sharks just one of many attractions

Swimming with whale sharks is popular on Holbox. (PHOTO: latimes.com)

Los Angeles Times writer Christopher Reynolds recently visited Isla Holbox and came away raving about the island’s many attractions. Several weeks before I found myself uncomfortably close to the world’s largest shark, I told a few folks I would be going to Holbox. “Whole what?” asked more than one.  “Holocene,” corrected my smartphone. “Ohl-bosch,” More...

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Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres. (PHOTO: youtube.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Playa Norte of Isla Mujeres voted one of the best beaches in the world: TripAdvisor

Playa Norte, located on Isla Mujeres, is one of the ten best beaches in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers Choice. It is one of the widest beaches in Mexico, as it is up to about 100 meters More...

Isla Holbox. (PHOTO: Caribbean News Digital)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Canada’s Sunwing adds Holbox package tours

TORONTO — Sunwing has added Isla Holbox to its roster of vacation hotspots in Mexico, reports travelweek.ca. Part of the Yum Balam Natural Reserve, and pronounced ‘ole-bosh’, Isla Holbox offers a pristine More...

(PHOTO: Coastal Living)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Tulum vs. Puerto Vallarta: Take your pick

Two of Mexico’s most storied destinations duke it out for top honors in a contest sponsored by Coastal Living magazine. It’s just like being forced to pick a favorite child, when considering More...

Izamal at night
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres make this list of most colorful Mexican towns

Travel Pulse collaborator and a veteran travel writer, Art Kramer recently published an interesting list of the most coloful towns of México, which includes Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan Peninsula, More...

Springbreakers in Cancun (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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The hottest destination for spring break is Mexico, because of the dollar’s strength against the peso

According to Marie Callan, author and collaborator for BanderasNews.com, although many college students are either already sipping margaritas on a Mexican beach, or have had their spring break destinations booked More...

Hacienda Temozon. (PHOTO: Luxurious Mexico)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Hacienda Temozon: A jewel in Yucatan

Destination expert Chris Moss writes on The Telegraph that Yucatan’s Hacienda Temozon is a jewel of a resort. Here is Moss’ review. Location It’s about 50 minutes’ drive north to the attractive colonial More...

Cordoba-1.8
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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The Road from Puebla to Córdoba: Otherworldly canyons and meeting celebrities

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, we find out what it’s More...

Many of the stranded Mexicans now lack the cash to afford airport prices (Photo: El Pais)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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Passenger Traffic Up 10.9% in Mexican Airports

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (“GAP”) has announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of February 2017, compared to traffic figures for February 2016. During More...

View of Tulum's Jashita Hotel, where one luxury penthouse suite rents for $12,000 a night. (PHOTO: forbes.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Tips for enjoying Tulum

Mexico’s Caribbean jewel, Tulum, combines a rare mix of beautiful beaches, fascinating archaeology and peaceful villages. Travellers can sunbathe on the Yucatan sands within sight of the well-preserved Mayan More...