Dreamworks gets boot, Maya cosmogony new theme for Amikoo Resort Mexico Riviera Maya 

Dreamworks theme park changed to Maya cosmogony

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — DreamWorks theme park gets booted and instead, is replaced by Maya themed park. A highly anticipated announcement came late yesterday as the president of Mexico, along with Quintana Roo state governor, were scheduled to officially announce the permanent placement of the new DreamWorks theme park for Riviera Maya. That statement, however, took a turn when officials announced a radical change in conception that instead of DreamWorks, the same proposed park area will be Maya-themed Amikoo Resort. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, explained that it’s important to remain…

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Mexico welcomes Dreamworks as permanent attraction Mexico Riviera Maya 

Mexico welcomes DreamWorks as permanent attraction

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A formal announcement is expected today that will welcome DreamWorks into Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a permanent attraction. The formal acknowledgment of the investment Master Plan Amikoo, will be made today in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto and Quintana Roo state governor, Carlos Joaquín González. The mega-project consists of a large $300 USD million investment that is expected to draw more than 4 million additional visitors to the region each year. The project is part of an ambitious investment package for Quintana Roo that officials are hoping will…

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Quintana Roo receives 40 nominations and 25 awards Mexico Riviera Maya 

Quintana Roo receives 40 best destination nominations, 25 awards

Cancun, Q.R. — The results of the World Travel Awards held at the Hard Rock saw the state of Quintana Roo receive 40 nominations and 25 awards. Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas Pérez was on hand to welcome representatives from the Mexico and Central America destinations who traveled to Cancun for the event. Sion Rapson, vice president of World Travel, was also on hand to congratulate the winners for their hard work, dedication and investments to achieve day to day success. Awards presented included Riviera Maya for Best Beach Destination for Mexico…

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Mccaw population nearly doubles thanks to program Around Mexico Mexico Riviera Maya 

Mccaw population nearly doubles thanks to program

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Thanks to a wildlife program at Xcaret, Mexico has seen the population of the Scarlet Macaw nearly double. Rodolfo Raigoza Figueras, Director of Conservation of Xcaret says that a reintroduction program by the facility has seen a significant increase in the Scarlet Macaw population in the jungles of Mexico. He says in particular, the species has nearly doubled in the areas of Chiapas and Veracruz. He explained that in 2013, they had 250 Scarlet Macaws that lived in those areas but since then, the facility at Xcaret has added…

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Many Americans remain in Mexico due to Harvey Mexico Riviera Maya 

Many Americans remain in Mexico due to Harvey

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Approximately 2,000 tourists remain in Cancun and Riviera Maya due to the closure of the Dallas, Texas airport. With Dallas being a main hub for flights in and out of Cancun, approximately 2,000 people remain in the area due to canceled flights. Andrea Lotito, vice president of the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya says, “Dallas is a major hub for many flights to and from Cancun. But many flights were diverted which is when we saw many last-minute reservations from Texas residents who preferred to stay in the…

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New nautical weather equipment for Riviera Maya Mexico Riviera Maya 

New nautical weather equipment for Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Riviera Maya may soon have its own nautical alert weather equipment that will allow up to 15-day forecasts. A group of private individuals have banned together to purchase two Wind Guru weather stations that have been earmarked for use in Riviera Maya. Miguel Ángel Ramírez, president of the Riviera Maya Nautical Association said that the project emerged between 50 entrepreneurs and Port Captaincy who have all agreed to pay for the device. The Wind Guru is a product of Czechoslovakia that is popular in Europe as well…

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Sea turtle eggs being eaten by loose dogs Mexico Riviera Maya 

Sea turtle eggs being eaten by loose dogs

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Members of the sea turtle monitoring committee at Mahahual have requested the assistance of Profepa for loose dogs consuming turtle eggs. The Mahahual Surveillance Committee received visits from Profepa inspectors to start a dog cage project. They say that people in the area are not keeping their dogs confined at night and the dogs are wandering the beaches, digging up turtle eggs and eating them. Víctor Rosales, a member of the Monitoring Committee, says they have talked with the owners of the dogs and asked them to tie the dogs, or in…

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Reef system undergoes strategy to prevent further tourism damage Cancun Mexico Riviera Maya 

Reef system undergoes strategy to prevent further tourism damage

Cancun, Q.R. — A work plan for reef care in the Cancun-Riviera Maya region is underway as an international organization says it’s necessary to prevent further damage due to tourism. The Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (Marti) will initiate a work plan to prevent further reef damage by the tourism industry. Sara Connor, General director of Marti, explains that to do this, a five-year strategy will be required which will encompass not only Quintana Roo, but extend to four countries reaching as far as Honduras. Marti is an organization that for the past ten years, has worked primarily…

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