Climate change could cause parts of the Yucatan Peninsula to be underwater by 2050

According to a new study conducted by the organization Climate Central, as a result of climate change, rising sea levels are expected to affect cities on the west coast of Yucatán, such as Progreso, Celestún, Sisal and El Cuyo, as well as other coastal towns of the Mexican Caribbean. The new findings indicate that by the year 2050, depending on the More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Spanish tourist taken hostage by armed man in Quintana Roo, rescued by local police

On Sunday November 3rd, police and military corporations activated the security protocols for the report of an armed robbery onboard a van that provides tourist transportation services on the Cancun-Tulum highway, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Catrinas come back to life only to walk Playa’s Quinta Avenida once more

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, QUINTANA ROO (Agencies)- The festival “Todos somos catrinas” (All of us are catrinas), which began years ago with “papel picado” classes in different venues and will conclude More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 11th, 2019

Is extortion tax a common practice in Playa del Carmen?

A team of cartel gunmen stormed a restaurant in Playa del Carmen and opened fire, killing the owner and wounding four others before fleeing Sunday October 6th. Authorities attributed the incident to a failure to More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, October 4th, 2019

Gulf Cartel leader “El Pantera” arrested in Playa del Carmen

The leader of a Gulf Cartel cell operating in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, was captured Wednesday. The cell known as “Los Pelones” is believed responsible for much of the violence in the tourist region. Jonathan More...

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

Man executed outside Playa del Carmen supermarket

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man was shot to death in broad daylight on Tuesday September 24th, during the morning, right in front of a supermarket in the far west side of Playa del Carmen. The shooting happened More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, September 16th, 2019

Long weekend fails to meet expectations in Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, SOLIDARITY, September 13.- Compared to other years, the current “low season” is hitting the tourism industry hard in Playa. They report operations of only 30 percent, which according More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Leader of Playa del Carmen criminal gang linked to homicides, extortion, drugs arrested

A joint operation by the National Guard and the Quintana Roo state police has led to the arrest of the suspected leader of the Playa del Carmen cell of the Los Pelones crime gang. “Ernesto “N,” also More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Dead turtle graphically shows damage that sargasso does to marine species

Once again, users of social networks made viral the finding of a female turtle that got entangled in the excessive amount of sargassum on the beach of Paamul, municipality of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo. In photographs More...

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

Cosmopolitan travel expert says Playa del Carmen is “Magical”

Cosmopolitan‘s travel expert RUBEN CHAMORRO made a recent trip to Playa del Carmen and published a review on the luxurious Mahekal Beach Resort… check it out! After staying in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, More...