2006 Archive


Stories from the year 2006.

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Carnival Photo Show


A colourful display of Carnival photos by local photographer Tania Nacif can be seen at Cozumel's museum. The free exhibition - entitled "Frenzied Images" - is on until 17 March 2006.
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The Winning Photo


Congratulations to Bill Asbell, the winner of our photo competition. His photo of Thanksgiving Day sunset taken from Las Brisas received 43 per cent of some 300 readers' votes.
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Bill Gates In Cozumel


Mexican newspaper Por Esto! reported this week that Bill Gates, the Microsoft computer billionaire, was vacationing in Cozumel. The paper said he was staying on his private yacht - "Tatooch" - equipped with all sorts of luxuries including sports cars and a personal helicopter.
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Raft Of Big Hotels Re-Open


Cozumel's Hotel Authority said yesterday that over 2,000 hotel rooms will be available on the island in the next week, following the re-opening of many of the largest resorts in January, with more due to open in February. The authority acknowledged they had hoped even more rooms would be available by now, but most the remaining hotels are on schedule to open very soon.
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New Seafront Bars


Two new bars have recently opened on Cozumel's seafront. The Fu Bar is between the Hotel Barracuda and Punta Langosta, at the south end of the downtown promenade. It features swinging bar seats, a great ambience and is Anglo-Mexican owned.
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New Plan To Protect Reefs


A new five year plan is being introduced to study and protect Cozumel's reefs, reported Mexican newspaper Por Esto! earlier this week. The paper said the plan is part of the "Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative" - an ecological project organised by international conservation organisations.
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Tequila Tasting Time


Ever wondered how Mexicans turn a cactus into their national drink? The Hacienda Antigua tequila tour can provide you with all the answers. The tour costs USD $10, includes two delicious tequila drinks and lasts about 40 minutes. You learn about the many types of agave cactus and how it is cropped, pulped, fermented and distilled.
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Boost To Diving in Cozumel


Organisers have announced that Mexico's prestigious National Underwater Dive Show will be hosted in Cozumel again this year, due to the island's "reputation as a diver's paradise".
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Party On Cozumel!


Carlos'n'Charlies, Fat Tuesdays and Viva Mexico are all open and partying on downtown in Cozumel. These 3 bars have long been popular with tourists for their fiesta fever and awesome drinks.
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Buy A Guide And Help A Kid


A new Cozumel guide book has just been launched and 20% of profits will go to Cozumel children's charity Chrysalis.

"Cozumel: The Complete Guide", by Patrica A. Holt, draws on years' of research and has already had a post-Wilma update. It contains comprehensive information about the island, including lists of hotels, bars, restaurants and dive operators.
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