Barcelo Hotel Group Is Expanding in Riviera Maya
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Barcelo Maya Palace is one of the biggest resorts in the Riviera Maya. And in December 2019, this all-inclusive resort complex plans to grow even bigger. They are adding the Barceló Maya Riviera, an adults-only property that will feature hot tubs on all the guest room balconies. Even more, there will be 110 swim-up style suites. This ambitious new project is estimated to cost $250 million.

Mexico Develops Plan to Attract More Chinese Tourists
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Mexico along with other Latin American countries don’t welcome as many Chinese tourists as they would like. This holds true for two main reasons - lack of direct flights and the misperception that it’s not safe. Because Mexico has much to offer in the way of culture, diversity of landscapes, climates, and history, they have formulated a plan to attract Chinese travelers who seek thrill and adventure.

Remarkable and Awesome Family Vacations in Riviera Maya
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One top choice for your stay in Riviera Maya is the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda by BlueBay Hotels. It’s a five-star resort in Playa del Carmen with stunning sea views. BlueBay offers guests several different waters sports to participate in. This includes windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. There’s also a kids camp with lots of activities designed for all ages.

Japanese Are Top Spenders for Mexico Tourism
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A country’s potential in tourism isn’t measured in the number of visitors to the country, but rather by the amount of money spent, especially in per-capita expenditure,” says Miguel Torruco Marqués, Mexico’s Tourism Secretary. In 2017, Mexico was the sixth most visited country in the world, but was 40th overall based on the average amount spent by tourists.

Rafael Nadal's New Tennis Centre Opens up Near Cancun
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On February 18th, Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal, will host the official inauguration of his brand new Tennis Centre. Situated just north of Cancun, the tennis complex resides in Costa Mujeres. Nadal is ranked second in the world in men’s singles tennis. Since the beginning of his career, Nadal has won the Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament in Acapulco twice. This year the tournament begins February 25th.

Uber is Coming Back to Cancun
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A federal judge in the state of Yucatan declared Uber as a private operation, meaning they are not regulated the same way traditional taxis are. The Communications Manager for Uber Mexico, Saul Laborem, said "we are currently evaluating possible scenarios for our return to Cancun with the commitment to restart operations in the best possible way."

During 2018 Cancun International Added Over 30 New Routes
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Marisol Vanegas Pérez, Tourism Secretary, announced that promotion efforts to draw travelers to Cancun paid off with additional flight routes. The routes added came from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany, Russia, Belgium, and Columbia. From January to November, 22.9 million passengers flew into the Cancun International Airport.

What You Need to Know About Mexico's Healthcare Services
Saatal Group

If you're planning to move to Mexico, you should acclimate yourself with the local medical facilities. Search to find the nearest hospitals and clinics. You can also search for any specialists in your local area. And don't forget about dentists and opticians. Get the appropriate contact information, so when you’re ready to book appointments, you'll be all set.

10 Must-See Destinations to Visit in 2019
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Traveling the globe has never been so easy. Airlines offer longer, cheaper flights that can take you almost anywhere quickly. With hundreds of options, where does one even begin? Many of us often hear about the popular, frequently visited countries. But, what about those that have yet to be discovered.

The Government Has Outlined Nine Mega-Projects for Quintana Roo
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The port facilities in Puerto Morelos were recently modernized to accommodate the influx of cruise passengers. The cruises offered by Victory Cruise Lines are called The Grand Mayan Experience. They’re offering cruises to the Riviera Maya from January through early May. They will take a short break then return for a second season from November until May of the following year.

A Study Predicts Cancun Will Become a Condominium Destination
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The port facilities in Puerto Morelos were recently modernized to accommodate the influx of cruise passengers. The cruises offered by Victory Cruise Lines are called The Grand Mayan Experience. They’re offering cruises to the Riviera Maya from January through early May. They will take a short break then return for a second season from November until May of the following year.

How to finance your retirement with income producing properties.
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The port facilities in Puerto Morelos were recently modernized to accommodate the influx of cruise passengers. The cruises offered by Victory Cruise Lines are called The Grand Mayan Experience. They’re offering cruises to the Riviera Maya from January through early May. They will take a short break then return for a second season from November until May of the following year.

Cruise and Land Adventure Coming to Quintana Roo
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The Miami-based company, Victory Cruise Lines, acquired a second ship called the Victory II last year. The intent of this new ship is to introduce passengers to what they’re calling “the first all-inclusive cruise and land experience in Mexico.” Early next year, the cruise ship will take passengers to three states located among Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula: Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche.

Two More Cruise Companies Adding Stops in Puerto Morelos
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Victory Cruise Lines and Ponant have started offering cruise services to Puerto Morelos. The first visit from Victory will take place during their January 23 route. Other cruise lines have expressed their interest as well.

The port facilities in Puerto Morelos were recently modernized to accommodate the influx of cruise passengers. The cruises offered by Victory Cruise Lines are called The Grand Mayan Experience.

Real Estate Prices Are Expected to Increase With Maya Train Project
Saatal Group

In a few other news articles, I’ve talked about the construction plans for the new Maya Train project. As a reminder, it’s a 1,500-kilometer railroad project that will connect five states in the Yucatan Peninsula and in southeast Mexico. Those five states are; Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas. The project is slated to begin on December 1 and is going to be lead by the new incoming government.

Sundara, a 4-day Music Festival, Is Coming to the Riviera Maya
Sundara Tulum

The electronic music band, Odesza, recently announced an upcoming festival that they curated and will headline. The 4-day event is going to be held at the all-inclusive Barceló Resort in the Riviera Maya from March 13th through the 16th.
Sundara will feature yoga classes, an exclusive pop-up shop, daytime pool parties, off-site day trips such as snorkeling, catamaran cruises, drink tastings, and more.

Another Cruise Dock May Be Built in Cozumel
Cozumel

Due to the number of cruise passengers visiting Cozumel, local officials are conducting research to determine whether another dock is needed. During the first 10 months of the year, the island of Cozumel has already received more than 3.1 million cruise ship passengers. These statistics have been reported by the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo.

Welcome To The Mexican Caribbean: The Less Traveled Towns Edition
Riviera Maya Reef

Quintana Roo is the state in Mexico that’s home to several of the country's top tourist spots. Many people know about, or have spent time in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and many others, but what about the towns of Chetumal, Bacalar, and Isla Holbox? Fortunately for the adventure and explorer types, there are even more great cities waiting to be visited in Quintana Roo.

Playa del Carmen's Adventure Park Was Rated Best In the World
Riviera Maya Reef

Xplor Park located in the Riviera Maya, right outside of Playa del Carmen, is a jungle adventure park with zip-lining, amphibious vehicles, underground rivers, and rafting. And it just so happens that Petzl, the leading safety equipment manufacturer of caving and climbing gear, awarded the park with the “High Vertical Recognition." This honor means that Xplor is the most visited zip-line adventure park in the world. They welcome more than 500,000 visitors each year.

The First Coral Reef With Its Own Insurance Policy
Riviera Maya Reef

If you’ve ever been snorkeling or diving in your life, then you know first hand the beauty of coral reefs and the aquatic life that lives beneath the sea. What you may not know, however, is the danger that many reefs around the world are facing because of long-term issues, like bleaching and disasters that occur naturally, such as hurricanes.

Rentability
Saatal Group

It’s no secret that tourism is what drives the economy of the Riviera Maya and with good reason, from it’s white sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, reef life, activities, it’s culinary attractiveness (holding it’s ranking in the top 10 cuisines in the world).

Travel to Mexico for a Unique Destination
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The warmth of the locals, the never-ending variations of cuisine from state to state, the ethereal mountains to the sunny embrace of the east and west coasts… ask anyone that’s travelled to Mexico about their time there and they will demand that you visit.

Cancun & Riviera Maya Set for New Tourism Record
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Since the record breaking end of 2016, tourism professionals in Cancun and the Riviera Maya have been holding their breath for what 2017 will hold. And it has been no easy ride. With what many have deemed unnecessary travel warnings from the U.S, tourism officials where concerned for the future of Riviera Maya

Mexico #1 Retirement Destination
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The relocation experts at International Living have voted Mexico as the number one retirement destination 2017. And while Mexico is being honoured this year, it’s popularity as a retirement destination has been known for some time. In fact, for U.S. citizens, it’s the most popular retirement destination in the world.

Condé Nast Traveler’s Choice Awards Riviera Maya
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On October 24th 2017, publishing giant Condé Nast released the 30th annual Condé Nast Traveler’s Choice Awards from their prestigious publication of the same name. A bible for many intrepid travellers, the Traveler’s Choice Awards asked as many as 300,000 experienced travelers to name the best of the best in the travel industry.

Playa Del Carmen Real Estate: Retirement Haven
Saatal Group

More Americans than ever before are considering moving abroad come retirement. With insufficient retirement funds making a certain standard of living harder and harder in the U.S, more than a third of Americans now consider moving abroad. Whether it’s healthcare, housing or just day-to-day living, Americans now planning their retirement are looking to make their Social Security go further.

Playa Del Carmen for the Holidays
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As fall descends upon us and days get colder, many are looking to book last minute vacations in the sunshine for the upcoming holidays. A new report by GoBankingRates.com has outlined the best and worst places to vacation over the Holidays, with a focus on affordability.

Riviera Maya Real Estate Success
Saatal Group

Many people believe that the reason for Cancun and Riviera Maya's growth is the blue of its waters and although this is a great attraction for the millions of people that come here, there are political and economic forces that drove these destinations to be amongst the most coveted in the world.

Cancun International Airport T4 Open Oct 10th
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Many people believe that the reason for Cancun and Riviera Maya's growth is the blue of its waters and although this is a great attraction for the millions of people that come here, there are political and economic forces that drove these destinations to be amongst the most coveted in the world.

Migrants Seek Real Estate Riviera Maya
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Jorge Alemán Yudico, President of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI), has commented on the situation. The Mexican Caribbean is a popular place for Mexicans to relocate to. Alemán Yudico states that,” The usual is that people await to summer periods, such as July and August, to migrate to another state because of the school calendar year.”

Bacalar Rejects Formation of Natural Protected Area
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The municipality of Bacalar and it’s adjoining lagoon is a little-known treasure of Quintana Roo. Often referred to as ‘La Laguna de Siete Colores’ or ‘The Lagoon of Seven Colours,’ the Bacalar lagoon is an incredibly beautiful natural area with crystal waters of turquoise, emerald, teal and cerulean all merging together.

Riviera Maya Beach Clean Up Success
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The event ‘Limpieza Internacional de Costas y Cuerpos de Agua' was organised by the municipality of Solidaridad, which encompasses the Riviera Maya. This year was the 32nd anniversary of the coastal clean-up that happens annually at this time of year.

Mexico's Foreign Investment for Tourism
Saatal Group

Mexico is looking towards the UAE in hopes of increasing the amount of foreign investment coming into the country. Investment opportunities currently include many sectors of the economy such as energy and infrastructure. However, one of the main areas Mexico is looking to attract foreign investment into is the tourism industry.

Riviera Maya Awarded Best Beach Destination
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The Riviera Maya has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Destination.’ The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala 2017. It’s official, Riviera Maya is the best beach destination in Central America!

Akumal Conservation Efforts
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Akumal Bay is one of the most naturally diverse areas of the Riviera Maya. Home to a variety of ecosystems both on land and in the sea, Akumal attracts thousands of visitors who want to witness the bountiful nature on show.

Isla Holbox Bioluminescent Beaches
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The municipality of Bacalar and it's adjoining lagoon is a little-known treasure of Quintana Roo. Often referred to as ‘La Laguna de Siete Colores’ or ‘The Lagoon of Seven Colours,’ the Bacalar lagoon is an incredibly beautiful natural area with crystal waters of turquoise, emerald, teal and cerulean all merging together.