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No daylight savings time observed for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. – Daylight savings time (DST) no longer affects Cancun or the state of Quintana Roo since the federal government generated its own time zone in 2015, however, there are some Mexican states that have already begun DST.

In the early morning hours of March 13, ten municipalities in the northern part of the country observed daylight savings time, moving their clocks ahead one hour. These 10 municipalities include:

Acuna, Coahuila
Anahuac, Nuevo Leon
Juarez, Chihuahua
Matamoros, Tamaulipas
Mexicali, Baja California
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Ojinaga, Chihuahua
Piedras Negras, Coahuila
Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Tijuana, Baja California

In 2010, ten municipalities that share a border with the United States began a pattern of starting daylight saving time three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March, and ending on the first Sunday in November.

Previously all of Mexico, with the exception of the state of Sonora which does not observe daylight saving time, began and ended daylight saving time at the same time. Now, the states of Sonora and Quintana Roo no longer observe DST where clocks remain unchanged throughout the year.

For the rest of Mexico, daylight savings time will be observed at 02:00 a.m. on Sunday April 3, 2016.

The local time in Quintana Roo is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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