28-year-old bartender goes solo in Cozumel to complete her diving certification

This is how much a 28 year old American tourist spent on her solo diving trip to Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Age: 28 Occupation: Freelancer copywriter and bartender Salary: Approx. $55,000 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Trip Location: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Trip Length: 9 days Annual # Of Vacation Days: Freelancing means I can take More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Cozumel service providers protest coral reef closures

Nearly 500 Cozumel families will lose their only source of income. Tourism service providers have protested the decision to close some of the reefs around the island of Cozumel due to the presence of a disease that More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Coral bleaching disease triggers closure of access to Cozumel reefs

Some of the most popular reefs around the island of Cozumel will be closed to the public due to white band disease, which is killing the coral. The Natural Protected Areas Commission (Conanp) will restrict access More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Sunday, August 25th, 2019

8.7 Million Tourists Expected to Cruise to Mexico in 2019

The cruise industry in Mexico continues to thrive, as popular vacation destinations across the country expect to see a total of 8.7 million tourists arriving by ship in 2019. According to El Financiero, a recent More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, August 23rd, 2019

21 year-old man from Israel drowns while kitesurfing in Cozumel

A 21-year-old student from Israel who volunteered at Chabad House on Cozumel Island in eastern Mexico drowns in the sea while kitesurfing. The young Israeli drowned after getting caught between swimming markers More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, August 1st, 2019

This summer, Cozumel is a land apart

Traveling to Mexico, even its tourist destinations, always raises the unfortunate question: Is it safe? While no place on earth is 100 percent safe, I discovered why Mexico’s biggest island, Cozumel, is considered, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Boat carrying eight people sinks off the coast of Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. July 21, 2019— Eight people were saved from their sinking boat Saturday off the shores of Cozumel when shortly into their journey, the vessel began to take on water. Some of the crew and passengers More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, July 19th, 2019

Cozumel east coast severely affected by tons of sargasso

The east coast of the island of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, is being severely affected by the massive arrival of tons of sargasso, which has caused eroded beaches and mountains of stinky seaweed pilling up on the white More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, July 5th, 2019

National and foreign tourists praise the Beaches of Cozumel

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, July 3, 2019. – Thanks to the coordinated work of the municipal and state governments, national and foreign visitors praise the natural beauties of Cozumel, such as its beautiful beaches More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Cozumel coral reef is dying, damage increases to 40%

Cozumel. Quintana Roo- The white syndrome, which in February this year, affected 30% of the coral in the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, continues to advance and has damaged 40% of the reef now, with Paradise More...