2008 Archive


News from our archive for 2008.

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New 'Luxury Marina Complex'

 

Work started on the construction of a new 'luxury marina complex' in Cozumel earlier this month.

The Mexican Secretary for Tourism, Rodolfo Elizondo Torres, and the head of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion, Miguel Gómez Mont, visited the island to lay the first stone.

The project, called Marina Cozumel, will have space for 330 boats, hotels, residential properties, shops, a pier, pathes, cycle ways and public spaces.

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Great Local Grub

FEATURE: There it was, parked on the side of the cobblestone street just off the downtown square of Cozumel.

Nearly camouflaged by hordes of passing tourists carrying bags stuffed with tacky puca shell necklaces and coconut heads, and gigantic fluorescent sombreros hanging from their necks

 

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'5 De Mayo' Remembered

 

Mexicans remembered the Battle of Puebla last week, on May 5th.

The 5 de Mayo marks the defeat of the French army in the Mexican city of Puebla in 1862.

Celebrated widely by Mexicans in the United States, the day is not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico, but voluntary.

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Bag A Bargain Snorkel Tour

Low season for cruise ships is approaching in Cozumel. That means some real tour bargains are available.

You can now take a 2 to 2½ hour glass bottom boat snorkel tour for just $29 per adult, more than a third off the usual price.

 

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Pilgrims Paddle To Cozumel

 

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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