Diving with the dead in Xilbalbá, the Maya underworld

Romey returned to Mexico to join up with de Anda for another week of exploring the cenotes. Join them as they dive remote sites for the first time! (Photo: Melisa

Thousands of entrances to Xibalbá, the Maya underworld, can still be found across the Yucatán Peninsula. These water-filled sinkholes, or cenotes, served not only as passageways to the afterlife, but as lifelines for the present. In this riverless land, the Maya depended on the cenotes as their primary source of water. Great cities like Chichén Itzá More...

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Church of San Francisco in Puebla. (PHOTO: 123rf.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The road from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla: Undiminished anticipation and an unexpected oasis

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 describes the More...

A boutique hotel in Tulum. (PHOTO: Michelle Rae)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Check out these five choice boutique hotels in Tulum

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 More...

Hotel Riu Caribe Cancun. (PHOTO: riucaribecancun.com)
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...

(PHOTO: thisiscozumel.com)
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...

Spring Break Cancun (Photo: springbreaktravel.wordpress.com)
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...

Spring breakers in Cancun. PHOTO: cuartoscuro.com
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

Cruisehive.com 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...