Riviera News


Articles from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

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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Local airline, Mayair, wants to better connect the island with Cancun and mainland attractions such as Chichen Itza.

To this aim, they have signed an alliance agreement with Mexicana, one of Mexico's largest airlines.

 
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Flights to Chichen Itza
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AMPI, the Mexican realtors' association, will be holding their 37th annual conference on the Riviera Maya close to Cozumel this November 20-23.

The association is the Mexican equivalent to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the US and has close ties with their counterpart across the border.

 
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Real estate conference.
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Following last year's success, the second annual 'Sacred Mayan Crossing' will take place at the end of the month.

Thirty 26-foot canoes, each with a crew of four to six, will paddle from the mainland to Cozumel and back.

The 3 day event re-creates ancient ritual pilgrimages undertaken by the original inhabitants of Yucatán to Polé (Xcaret) and then on by canoe to Cuzamil (Cozumel).

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