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Two Illegal Parties And Five Hotels Shut Down In Tulum

As a result of higher occupancy rates this Easter weekend, Tulum officials investigated populated areas in the city, which led to hotel closures.  Officials from the Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) inspected many public areas located around Tulum to make sure the city is obeying COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Over the …

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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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Cancun Remains At Yellow Covid Risk But Governor Warns Of Increasing Cases

The state of Cancun will remains at the ‘yellow’ risk epidemiological light for Covid-19 for another week. Governor Carlos Joaquin has warned that although the risk will stay at the yellow warning level, there is an increase in cases over the last week, noting that while two municipalities have reached a ‘green’ level, all the …

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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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New Tourist Transportation Route Connects Riviera Maya to Costa Maya

A new public transport route has been announced connecting Riviera Maya to Costa Maya. Tourists can now move around using the newly provided Mahahual-Tulum public service route which transports individuals from one area to another through collective vans or combis. The Costa Maya has the largest Mayan ruins and is renowned for its quaint fishing …

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Cancun Expected To Enter Low Covid Risk Green Zone

Currently classified as a ‘yellow’ zone in terms of COVID-19 contagion and cases, the state of Quintana Roo is making its way towards the green zone following recent progress in controlling transmission. Over the past two days, the state registered zero deaths and a decrease in new daily cases. Governor Carlos Joaquín expands on the …

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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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