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 Mexico Playa del Carmen 

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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Cancun confirms two cases of Zika virus Cancun Mexico 

Cancun confirms two cases of Zika virus

Cancun, Q.R. — Two confirmed cases of Zika virus have been reported in Cancun. The State Health Secretariat (SESA) confirmed that two cases of Zika have been detected in Cancun. Both of those cases involve pregnant women who are from suburb areas of the city in the region of Manzana 510. Juan Ortegón Pacheco, SESA head, says there are currently 37 pregnant women registered in the state with zika, 17 more than the week before. He says, “The most important thing is that the community helps us eliminate all breeding sites…

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Riviera Maya Xsenses Park officially opens Mexico Riviera Maya 

Riviera Maya Xsenses Park officially opens

Cancun, Q.R. – The ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of Xsenses in the Riviera Maya was a huge success. Xenses group representatives from Experiences Xcaret including the president and vice president, Miguel Quintana Pali and Carlos Constandse respectively, were in attendance for the event. Xsenses is a the latest in the string of the company’s parks. The concept of Xsenses is to offer a range of new experiences for visitors. There are zip lines, slides, a river of mud, a waterfall of rain as well as visual games and optical…

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