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250 Km Of Beaches Around Cancun Overcome With Seaweed

It was a tough weekend for Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean in the fight against sargassum which is a brown type of seaweed that accumulates on beaches from May until August. 250 kilometers of beaches in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Tulum were affected. The arrival of the seaweed caught hoteliers off guard as the arrival …

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Cancun Could See Increased Restrictions As Cases Surge

Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquín has warned that the state could see increased restrictions and be forced to return to an orange warning level as cases continue to surge in both Cancun and Tulum. If the current trend continues to rise, the state will revert back to orange beginning the first week of May. The …

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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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