Quintana Roo Taxi Rates to Increase

Make sure you have more pesos in hand to pay for your taxi ride while vacationing in Cancun and the Riviera Maya!  As of December 1, 2017, rates are supposed to go up a whopping 20% in order to compensate for rising gas prices in Mexico.  With the new restrictive Uber Mobility Laws being implemented (rides can only be paid for with a credit/debit card, etc.) and a new report of armed robbery for colectivo/combi riders, public transportation choices will be more difficult to make.

Colectivos Becoming Unsafe?

Use caution when choosing to take a colectivo/combi in the Riviera Maya; there has been a recent report of a robbery of a driver/passengers in the route from PDC to Puerto Aventuras on a Saturday night around 9:15 p.m.  Three individuals reportedly stopped the vehicle on the pretense of wanting transportation, got inside, then threatened to use force/guns if valuables including cell phones/purses, etc. were not handed over.  The robbers got away, so if they were successful once they may decide to do the same crime again.  Others may also see this as a quick way to make money and follow suit.

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New Riu Dunamar to Open in December

For those of you wanting an update on the new Riu Dunamar, looks like it is slated to open the first week of December 2017 and is expected to be close to fully operational upon opening date.  I originally had some questions as to its location, and from what I can gather it is situated north of Secrets Playa Mujeres more towards the end of the peninsula–next to Secrets is the new Palladium that is being built.  While Riu Dunamar is listed as being in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, it is not actually ON the island of Isla Mujeres (which is a ferry ride across the sea).  The new Riu is supposed to be a doable walk from the public beach area of Isla Blanca where winds are relatively stiff and kiteboarding is popular.

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New Hotel Xcaret Opening Soon

Looking to try out a new all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya?  Check out Hotel Xcaret, an “All-Fun Inclusive” resort located at km. 282 near beautiful Xcaret Park.  This all-suite resort with 900 rooms offers a new concept–unlimited access to several Riviera Maya parks and attractions including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, and tours to cenotes, Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum ruins.

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New Changes at the Cancun Airport

There are several significant changes to the Cancun airport, the most notable being the opening of the new Terminal 4 Oct. 31, 2017.  While not all airlines have switched over yet from the other terminals, these are the airlines which are supposed to operate from here: Continue reading