1,200 people join Playa del Carmen protest over beach public access

As many as 1,200 people gathered outside a beach club in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, on Sunday to protest the infringement of citizens’ access to the country’s beaches. The protest was held in response to last week’s arrest of a couple who had refused to buy food and drinks from Mamita’s Beach Club. The club’s management More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Playa Hotels & Resorts names new Vice President of Revenue Management

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (December 13, 2019) – Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, ‘Playa’), the owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean has named More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla’s Royal Service Offers Guests an Exceptional Stay

Those who seek an extra level of refinement and a heightened degree of exclusivity in their luxury vacation may find their answer in Paradisus La Perla’s elevated Royal Service all-inclusive category. While all More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Climate change could cause parts of the Yucatan Peninsula to be underwater by 2050

According to a new study conducted by the organization Climate Central, as a result of climate change, rising sea levels are expected to affect cities on the west coast of Yucatán, such as Progreso, Celestún, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Spanish tourist taken hostage by armed man in Quintana Roo, rescued by local police

On Sunday November 3rd, police and military corporations activated the security protocols for the report of an armed robbery onboard a van that provides tourist transportation services on the Cancun-Tulum highway, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Catrinas come back to life only to walk Playa’s Quinta Avenida once more

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, QUINTANA ROO (Agencies)- The festival “Todos somos catrinas” (All of us are catrinas), which began years ago with “papel picado” classes in different venues and will conclude More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Is extortion tax a common practice in Playa del Carmen?

A team of cartel gunmen stormed a restaurant in Playa del Carmen and opened fire, killing the owner and wounding four others before fleeing Sunday October 6th. Authorities attributed the incident to a failure to More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Gulf Cartel leader “El Pantera” arrested in Playa del Carmen

The leader of a Gulf Cartel cell operating in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, was captured Wednesday. The cell known as “Los Pelones” is believed responsible for much of the violence in the tourist region. Jonathan More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Man executed outside Playa del Carmen supermarket

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man was shot to death in broad daylight on Tuesday September 24th, during the morning, right in front of a supermarket in the far west side of Playa del Carmen. The shooting happened More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Long weekend fails to meet expectations in Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, SOLIDARITY, September 13.- Compared to other years, the current “low season” is hitting the tourism industry hard in Playa. They report operations of only 30 percent, which according More...