Fire consumes Isla Mujeres ferry

The Yucatan Post

CANCUN — Passengers preparing to board an Ultramar ferry to the island of Isla Mujeres, off the coast of Cancun, were caught by surprise Wednesday Jan. 25 when a massive fire broke out aboard the vessel. One passenger said the fire happened as people were boarding. Other posts on social media stated no one was hurt. […]
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Texas developer plans eco-friendly condos in Tulum

The Yucatan Post

TULUM, Q. Roo — Austin, Texas-based company Los Arboles Group debuts plans for its newest project in a long line of sustainable living developments in the Riviera Maya. Designs include a built-in wetlands system as a self-sufficient wastewater treatment and solar energy panels to keep residents as off-grid as possible. “It’s one thing for people to […]
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Drug gangs fight turf war in Cancun

The Yucatan Post

There are no more “gentlemen’s agreements” between authorities and criminal groups in Quintana Roo, a change that has led to increased violence as the latter fight over lucrative territory for drug dealing and extortion. A federal report obtained by the newspaper El Universal also revealed that an independent gang, referred to as the Cártel de […]
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Death toll in Playa del Carmen shooting rises to six

The Yucatan Post

On Monday Jan. 23, officials reported the death of the sixth victim of the shooting incident at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen a week ago. Giovanni Arturo Amparan had been receiving treatment in the general hospital “Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” in Cancun for the past week. In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office […]
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Cozumel’s lively Carnival 2017 set for Feb. 22-28

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Cozumel’s city government has officially announced the dates for this year’s Cozumel Carnival, which will see the main week of events running from February 22 to 28, 2017. There will be pre-Carnival events too from January 28 to February 19, but if you’re planning to visit while Carnival is on then expect the biggest celebrations […]
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Merchants move to ban music festivals in Playa del Carmen

The Yucatan Post

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – In light of recent events, local businesses in Playa del Carmen are lobbying to ban festivals such as BPM and ARENA, while general security for the Cancun-Riviera Maya region has been generously increased. In a city council meeting last week, it was made clear that the request to cancel these types of […]
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New cartel is operating in Cancún and Riviera Maya: army chief

The Yucatan Post

A new year, a new cartel. Yet unnamed, the new criminal organization operates in the Cancún and Riviera Maya areas of Quintana Roo, according to a high-ranking Army official. “There is effectively an independent cartel operating locally, here in the state of Quintana Roo. We’re still searching for those that belong to it,” said Brigadier General Gustavo Nieto […]
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Tulum and Cancun Top “Flight Network” Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

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Flight Network is a web based travel platform, specialized in providing global travellers with convenient low-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. They recently published their Top 27 Winter Sun Destinations for 2017 with Tulum and Cancun heading the list: Just as the frigid temperatures and unrelenting snowfall start to settle in for the season, the Flight […]
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9 interesting facts about Playa’s BPM Fest

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1. The BPM Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and attracts people from around the world. 2. BPM is a ten day and night music festival that gathers Djs and producers from around the world. 3. A three-day pass to the festival runs 395 dollars, plus service charges. 4.The Blue Parrot is a famous […]
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