2008 Archive


News from our archive for 2008.

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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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Trump Shelves Cozumel Plan

Following rumors earlier this month, the Trump Organization said yesterday that it has, at least for now, shelved plans for a controversial new development on the island.

Trump's spokesperson, Selma Langer, told This is Cozumel that they were "looking at a project in Cozumel, but the project is not being pursued at this particular time". She declined to give further details.

 

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A Hit With Brits

The number of Brits coming to Cozumel on vacation continues to increase.

Earlier this month, British travel operator, First Choice, doubled the frequency of its London flights to the island and added a new route from Manchester in the north of England too.

 

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Quirky Mexican-Dutch Art

 

A quirky exhibition by Dutch artist of international renown, Jackie Sleper, opened at the Island Museum last week.

The artworks are inspired by, and dedicated to, Mexico and the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

Cozumel is the second location for Dulce y Amargo or 'Sweet and Bitter'.

The island exhibition forms part of a Mexican tour by the artist throughout 2008 and 2009.

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