More than 30 million peso invested in public lighting for Playa, Puerto Aventuras Mexico Playa del Carmen 

More than 30 million peso invested in public lighting for Playa, Puerto Aventuras

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Government of Solidarity has announced an investment of more than 31 million peso in the expansion and rehabilitation of public lighting in different neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras. The Director General of Infrastructure, Urban Development and Environment, William Conrado Alarcón, reported that in total there are five works that were developed in 2017 in public spaces such as parks, roads and sports units, which contributes to the safety of users, as well as the enjoyment and enjoyment of these areas. “These are works…

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Swimming with turtles at Akumal suspended for September Mexico Tulum 

Swimming with turtles at Akumal suspended for September

Tulum, Q.R. — Swimming with the turtles at Akumal Bay has been suspended for the month of September due to spawning and hatching of the sea turtles. The month of September marks the busiest month for sea turtle mating, which is why authorities have suspended all turtle swimming and sightseeing activities in the Biosphere Reserve of the Mexican Caribbean. The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) have suspended sea turtle activities until September 30 in front of the Bay of Akumal. Although sea turtle activities have been suspended, all…

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Akumal Bay to have environmental monitoring committee Mexico Tulum 

Akumal Bay to have environmental monitoring committee

Akumal, Q.R. — A new environmental monitoring committee will be set up for Akumal Bay that organizers say will help preserve and protect the area. Due to citizen demands, a meeting has been held that will see the organization of a monitoring committee for Akumal Bay. The new committee will set a goal of protecting and conserving sea turtles, underwater flora, reefs and other flora and fauna of the area. Once the new monitoring committee is formed, it has been agreed that a comprehensive strategy to better monitor tourist activity…

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New US travel warning for Mexico includes Cancun, Riviera Maya Cancun Mexico Travel 

New US travel warning for Mexico includes Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — A travel warning has been issued by the United States against Mexico, this time including the state of Quintana Roo. The United States has issued a new travel warning for what they say, are criminal activities in the area explaining that this travel warning replaces the last issued travel warning for Mexico in December 2016. Gun battles between rival criminal organizations or with Mexican authorities have taken place on streets and in public places during broad daylight. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to…

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Playa del Carmen to get first casino Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen to get first casino

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen will see the opening of its first casino in the facilities of the old Tequila Barrel on Fifth Avenue. Although the bar was, for years, known for sports betting, not all local entrepreneurs are keen on seeing a casino take its place. Riviera Maya Hotel Association’s vice president Andrea Lotito, says that a casino will fracture the essence of the focused services such as gastronomy and  handicrafts. “I think this type of business does not go with the essence of the destination which is sun, beach…

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French designer sells 235 peso handbags for 28,000 Business Mexico 

French designer sells 237 peso handbags for 28,000

Mexico City, D.F. — Famous French designer, Christian Louboutin, takes 2,000 Mayan bags to Italy where they are sold for an average of 28,000 peso each. The French designer, who is famous for his red-soled ladies shoes, hired four Maya women to hand-embroider 2,000 woman’s bags to be sold at a show in Italy. The five-month project was accepted by a handful of Maya women in the municipality of Santo Domingo, Maxcanú, located south of the state. Late last year, the women contacted Louboutin through the Maya World Haciendas Foundation and…

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New Playacar shopping center opens

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new shopping center has opened in Playacar, offering a combination of tourist services and authentic Mexican crafts. Municipal president, Cristina Torres was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, after which she toured the new facility. Located in the community’s Hotel Zone, the newly established Playacar Center is a two-level shopping center with underground parking, escalator and numerous shops and services including restaurants. Enrique Dominguez Mañueco, general director of Realty Executives Riviera Maya which is in charge of the promotion and commercialization of the…

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