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How To Pay The New Cancun Tourism Tax Required For All Visitors

All international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum must pay a new tourist tax effective April 1, 2021. The new fee called Visitax will cost 224 pesos (USD $11) per visitor and must be paid before boarding your departure flight. Here is all the information regarding …

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Will Return To Cozumel In June

Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis has announced in a press release that Royal Caribbean will return to the island of Cozumel in June. The cruise line announced that sailings will resume June 12 from Nassau, Bahamas to Mexico with a port stop in Cozumel. “There have been months of a lot of work. We have …

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Seaweed Season Will Arrive in Cancun Within 2 Weeks

Sargassum which is a brown type of seaweed will arrive on the coasts of Quintana Roo in the next 15 days with low density reported the Sargassum Technical Advisory Council of Quintana Roo. The council is made up of scientists and specialists that advise the the three levels of government on forecasts, management and collection of …

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Cancun Hotel Association Asks State To Delay Tourist Fee Until 2022

The Cancun Hotel Association is asking the state government of Quintana Roo to delay the new tourist tax until January, 2022. Beginning April 1, international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum will begin paying a new tourist tax. State officials have said the new fee …

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Digital Nomad Community Booming in the Mexican Caribbean

As the pandemic-era workforce shifts to remote work practices, the Quintana Roo Tourism Council has reported an increase in digital nomads relocating to the Mexican Caribbean.  Mexico’s relaxed entry requirements, relatively lenient restrictions, and attractive climate already make it an ideal location for travelers. More recently, enhanced office accommodations and growing remote-work communities in the …

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Visitors To Cancun Will Begin Paying New Tourist Tax On April 1

Beginning April 1, international visitors to the state of Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum will begin paying a new tourist tax. State officials have said the new fee proposed by Governor Carlos Joaquín González and approved by the state Congress last year, will generate 600 million pesos (US $29.1 …

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Cancun Seaweed Season Approaches As NASA Spots 44 Sq. Km Sargassum Patch

With the Sargassum season approaching, Cancun and Quintana Roo officials are concerned over a 44 square km patch of seaweed floating off the coast of Africa. Sargassum is a brown type of seaweed that collects on the white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean every year. In recent years the Sargassum has continued to get …

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Cancun and Area Receive 2.4 Million Tourists In First Two Months of 2021

Cancun and the state of Quintana Roo continues to defy the odds in the face of the pandemic. While most countries around the world are suffering from low international flight numbers, the resort city of Cancun and surrounding tourism hotspots including Cozumel have re-established 55 routes from different cities around the world. In the first …

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Cancun To Tulum Maya Train Begins Construction

Construction has officially started on the the section of the Maya Train that will run from the Cancun International Airport to Tulum. The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquin were on location to kick off the project. This part of the route will be fully electric and will …

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Royal Caribbean Could Move Home Port To Cozumel Amid Restart Delays In U.S.

Royal Caribbean may move its home port to Cozumel, Mexico amid delays to restart the cruise industry in the United States. According to Cozumel Mayor Pedro Joaquin Delbouis, Royal Caribbean approached the city about designating the island as a home port for its cruise operations. “A company has established a Plan B, if in April …

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