Cruise not allowed to dock in Cozumel on suspicion of COVID-19

Two Caribbean ports denied access for fear of the coronavirusand now Cozumel is the third one. Mexican authorities denied permission to the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship to reach the Punta Langosta cruise terminal, in Cozumel, Quintana Roo after being rejected by Jamaica and Grand Cayman, on suspicion that a crew member is infected with COVID-19. Webcams More...

by Riviera Maya Times | Published 7 months ago
By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Rejected by two ports on virus fears, cruise heads to Cozumel

A ship operated by MSC Cruises is sailing for Cozumel, Mexico, on Wednesday after authorities in two Caribbean ports effectively denied it disembarkation over coronavirus fears. On Tuesday, Jamaican More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Carnival Glory sets sail after repairs from crashing into other cruise ship in Cozumel

Following some quick repairs to damage from the incident that took place on Friday 20th, when the “Glory” hit another Carnival ship in Cozumel, the cruise ship set sail from the Port of New Orleans Monday More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Unesco signs agreement to protect coral reefs in Cozumel

The organization notes that globally, 60% of these natural habitats face direct threats. COZUMEL(Times Media Mexico).- The UNESCO office in Mexico joins efforts to guide and enhance the conservation of the Mesoamerican More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, November 25th, 2019

Brazilian Ironman participant dies in Cozumel

Brazilian Ironman participant, Paulo Pereyra, died during the swimming part pf the competition, after suffering a cardiac arrest in Cozumel on Sunday Nov.24. The accident happened Sunday during the swimming phase More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 25th, 2019

28-year-old bartender goes solo in Cozumel to complete her diving certification

This is how much a 28 year old American tourist spent on her solo diving trip to Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Age: 28 Occupation: Freelancer copywriter and bartender Salary: Approx. $55,000 Hometown: Brooklyn, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Cozumel service providers protest coral reef closures

Nearly 500 Cozumel families will lose their only source of income. Tourism service providers have protested the decision to close some of the reefs around the island of Cozumel due to the presence of a disease that More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Coral bleaching disease triggers closure of access to Cozumel reefs

Some of the most popular reefs around the island of Cozumel will be closed to the public due to white band disease, which is killing the coral. The Natural Protected Areas Commission (Conanp) will restrict access More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, August 25th, 2019

8.7 Million Tourists Expected to Cruise to Mexico in 2019

The cruise industry in Mexico continues to thrive, as popular vacation destinations across the country expect to see a total of 8.7 million tourists arriving by ship in 2019. According to El Financiero, a recent More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, August 23rd, 2019

21 year-old man from Israel drowns while kitesurfing in Cozumel

A 21-year-old student from Israel who volunteered at Chabad House on Cozumel Island in eastern Mexico drowns in the sea while kitesurfing. The young Israeli drowned after getting caught between swimming markers More...