Riviera News

Articles from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

Mouths will be watering and tastebuds tingling in Playa del Carmen this September, at the Taste of Playa 2009 International Food Festival.

Last week, organizers announced this exciting new event to showcase the unique gastronomic visions and creativity of over 35 of the best local restaurants.

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Mexico's response to the flu scare was praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and others, during a two-day summit of health ministers and officials in Cancun, near Cozumel, which finished on Thursday.

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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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