Manta rays caught on video in Holbox during lockdown (VIDEO)

Due to the absence of tourists on the beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula, as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a local resident caught on video a pair of manta rays swimming off the coast of Punta Cocos, on the island of Holbox. In a video posted on social networks, the pair of majestic animals are seen advancing near the coast. Although More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Touring the Yucatan

Thousands have left home to move to what is known as the Yucatan, a peninsula off the southeast coast of Mexico. In particular, the capital Merida offers job opportunities for expats looking to settle in quickly. More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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First day of spring: equinox

Whether it’s a yellow sprinkling of daffodils lining your favourite park or turning down the thermostat on your heating, it’s clear that the vernal equinox – the signalling of the start of spring More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Travel expert shares his experience in the Riviera Maya

Paul Kay is a Hong Kong-based journalist and media consultant, and the former editor of Time Out Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tatler, he recently toured the East coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and this is what he wrote More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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What will happen to the 53 hectares of protected area in Holbox legally claimed by a private company?

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) lost an injunction (amparo) trial against the company Península Maya Developments, which voided an agreement that would allocate 53.8 hectares of the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, December 16th, 2019
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A “New” Cancun Rises in the Mexican Caribbean

It’s not Isla Mujeres. Nor Playa del Carmen. The hottest destination on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is Playa Mujeres — a.k.a. Costa Mujeres — a booming new resort area about a half-hour north of Cancun’s More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Rosewood Mayakoba Unveils 20 Million Dollar Transformation

A new destination for wellness and luxury emerges amidst the emerald jungle and white sand beaches of Riviera Maya with the unveiling of Rosewood Mayakoba, fresh from a total transformation of its 129 on-property More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Quintana Roo, the state with the highest real estate growth in Mexico

In Quintana Roo the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Real Estate sector exceeds 25 percent, a figure that positions it as the state with the greatest development in this area in the whole country, said the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Dust of the Sahara that reaches the Yucatan Peninsula increases by 300% every year

MERIDA, YUCATAN.- Dust clouds from the Sahara desert reach the Yucatan Peninsula each and every year. “However, the amount of particles that come across the Atlantic, all the way from Africa into the Yucatán More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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6 Traditional Mayan-Mexican Day of the Dead foods you must try

These are a some of the most traditional foods associated with the “Day of the Dead” season in Mexico. These dishes are only prepared and eaten at this specific time of year, since they are also placed on the More...