Riviera News

Articles from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

An astounding 30 handmade 26-foot canoes will cross the sea from the Riviera Maya to Cozumel in the historic Travesía Sagrada Maya, or Mayan Sacred Journey, an event being held from May 21 to 23.

This celebrated three-day reenactment brings to life the ancient, mystical journey taken by the Maya in their quest to pay tribute to the Goddess Ix Chel, whose sanctuary rests on the island.

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Sacred Mayan journey.
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ASUR, the operator of 9 airports in the Riviera Maya and the rest of south-east Mexico, said yesterday that developments at their airports worth some $595 million between now and 2023 have been approved.

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The landmark election this week of the first Mayor in Tulum, on the coast near Cozumel, marks a new era of development, said realtors RE/MAX Investment Properties today.

The PRI party's Marciano Dzul won with almost two-thirds of the vote and will take office on April 1st.

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Beautiful coastline at Tulum.
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With the Euro worth more than 18 Mexican pesos, Europeans get a really great deal in Mexico right now.

This means that today, Mexico is some 40 per cent cheaper for Europeans than just 3 years ago, when the Euro was worth less than 13 pesos.*

More and more Europeans, including Italians, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Scandinavians are visiting the Riviera Maya on the coast near Mexico now.

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Euro worth 40% more.
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At first it was just a speck on the horizon of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Then we could see the first of the native dugout canoes with four men in loincloths and one woman in a Mayan dress paddling steadily in the choppy ocean.

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