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New Maya Train That Will Connect Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, And Tulum Gets Final Launch Date

Years in the making, it seems like Mexico’s Maya Train is finally setting off on an inaugural journey next year, with a final launch date announced by the country’s highest authority. The scenic train will run on a loop around the Yucatan Peninsula, connecting the tourist cities of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and numerous …

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Cancun and Playa Del Carmen Likely To Sell Out This Winter Despite Rising Prices

Cancun and Playa Del Carmen are still likely to sell out this winter – despite prices rising significantly in both locations. Whilst there have been a string of other places in Mexico and the wider Central American/Caribbean region that have recently been touted as the new top destinations in town, the sheer volume of hotel …

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Expect To See Armed Military Policing These Popular Beach Destinations This Winter

Travelers dreaming of faraway beaches for a trip this winter may be surprised to find armed military patrolling their favorite beach destinations. However, this should not be alarming, and it is becoming standard practice in some areas. Tourism is a huge source of income for many countries with beautiful beaches, and protecting visitors is a …

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Mexico Has Already Welcomed 36 Million International Tourists This Year

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, recently announced that country welcomed over 36 million international visitors between January and July of this year. As destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum continue to break visitor arrival records, this number will only grow. Mexico’s most popular beach destinations have witnessed an explosion of …

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Travelers Are Still Required To Pay Tourist Tax When Visiting Cancun

On April 1st, 2021, the Mexican government implemented a tourist tax for international visitors coming into the state of Quintana Roo. Many of the most popular destinations in Mexico, including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel, are located within Quintana Roo. As a result, most tourists entering Mexico are subject to the tax, which …

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Playa Del Carmen And Tulum Set New Tourist Records Following Cancun’s Success

Mexico is having a moment. Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are wildly popular and have each broken tourism records recently. Cancun has broken records nearly every month of 2022, and now Playa del Carmen and Tulum have joined the fray. It’s no secret that Cancun is the King of tourism. However, it seems travelers …

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New Maya Train Will Make Cancun More Popular Than Ever

Cancun has consistently broken tourism records nearly every month this year, and the trend isn’t slowing. However, an ambitious project is underway that will take tourism in the area to heights never before seen, The Maya Train. A sprawling 1500 km (≈932 mi) long railway will connect Cancun to the entire Yucatán Peninsula, allowing travelers …

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Playa del Carmen: Top 10 Things Travelers Need To Know Before Visiting

Thinking of visiting Playa del Carmen, Mexico? What was once a fishing port just across from Cozumel has transformed over the past two decades into one of the biggest tourist destinations in Mexico. No matter the time of year, people are flocking for some of that Playa sun. Whether you’re planning a trip there for …

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U.S. Warns Tourists To Be Cautious After Dark In Cancun, Playa Del Carmen And Tulum

Safety in Mexico is always a top concern for many tourists and during the past few weeks, with the rise of travel, authorities have been more alert. A few days ago, the US State Department issued a warning for US citizens regarding touristic destinations in Mexico.  The government made an update to their page on …

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Popular Playa Del Carmen Beach To Remain Closed To Tourists Due To Seaweed

`Sargassum seaweed continues to accumulate along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, with a number of beaches in the area battling an excessive landfall. Playa El Recodo, one of the most popular beaches in Playa Del Carmen, is one of those greatly affected, with local authorities announcing the natural attraction will remain off-limits temporarily. Recently, Mexico has quickly …

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Mexico President Proposes New Cruise Port For Playa Del Carmen

The president of Mexico has recently proposed a new cruise port for the coastal resort town of Playa del Carmen – in Mexico.  In a press conference – which took place last week – the country’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced plans to gain back the ownership of 2000 hectares of land – which …

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Top 5 Hostels To Stay At In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Looking to visit paradise on a budget? Here are some of the best hostels in Playa del Carmen for solo travelers, party goers and more. Che Playa Hostel & Bar Best hostel for: Backpackers looking to mix local culture and late nights in Playa Dorm price (avg): $25 USD/night Private suites for 3-4 people (avg): …

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