Riviera Maya’s Xel-Há Park is set to debut the world’s fourth tallest waterslide this summer. Faro-Tobogán will be 141 feet tall, and riders will travel at 26 feet p/second; toboggan riders will end their ride in a cenote. In addition to the waterslide, the Faro-Tobogán water park will include tunnels and submerged sculptures, so the waterslide is part of a new attraction within the existing park.
The Hard Rock resort in the Riviera Maya will be the host for the first time music festival called Rock Getaway. The festival will occur during two separate multi-day events, Oct. 26-29, and Nov. 2-5, 2017. Performances will occur at multiple locations throughout the resort and will include the following performers: Continue reading
There is a pilot project beginning in Mexico City’s airport Terminals 1 and 2 which signals a significant change to the current Customs and Immigration procedure currently in place at Cancun and other Mexican airports. Mexico wants to do away with the Declaration Form and instead have everyone’s bags X-rayed between connecting flights or prior to unloading baggage onto carousels; also, the dreaded red/green light at Customs entry points is also going to be a thing of the past. No more will travelers need to stand in line wondering whether they will get the red light and have their bags randomly searched–I’m all for that! Traveling can be stressful enough without adding a procedure which purposefully induces more stress.
I found a nice link concerning the most recent info about snorkeling in Akumal Bay–it even has a small map so that people can get an idea of where snorkeling is allowed. Just follow this link.
Akumal Bay snorkeling tour groups are once again allowed to enter the water to swim with the turtles under the following conditions: Continue reading
There is now a taxi service out of Playa del Carmen which is composed of women drivers who serve women-only customers. It is called Taxi Rosa; the business was started with the intention of promoting gender equality in Mexico’s male-dominated transportation industry while at the same time providing safe transportation for women in the area.
As of March 28, 2017, these are the most up-to-date and concise rules concerning snorkeling in Akumal Bay: Continue reading
While the snorkeling tours in Akumal Bay continue to be halted by PROFEPA, the newest info suggests that individual snorkelers are being strongly discouraged from wearing fins as well. This is being done in order to help prevent snorkelers from standing on the coral (which kills the coral over time) as they adjust their masks, etc. For the least amount of disruption to your snorkeling experience, be prepared to snorkel in front of the Secrets resort instead of further north, and please respect the buoys/markers for now.
The famous Blue Parrot Nightclub in Playa del Carmen will remain permanently closed after the investigation of January’s shooting is completed. Instead, a new hotel will be opening in its place along with a concert area. The nightclub was actually purchased two years ago and the new owner had been waiting for the current lease to expire. Work on the hotel will begin in approximately four months along with an extensive renovation of 12th Street. The new hotel’s name has not yet been mentioned.