Loss of OHIP Out-of-Country Coverage

The Ontario government confirmed on May 1, 2019 that it will eliminate OHIP’s out-of-country travel insurance coverage after a brief six day public consultation. The change is expected to take effect by Oct. 1, 2019. The government is eliminating out-of-country travel insurance as part of its larger initiative to reduce the provincial deficit More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Study confirms that there is no organic waste that affects tourists in Riviera Maya

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo.- The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) confirmed that the beaches of Cozumel, Tulum and Solidaridad are not a danger for the health of thousands of tourists More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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“Eta Aquariids” Shooting stars from Halley’s Comet will light up the Yucatán night sky

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year with peak activity on or around May 5. Unlike most major annual meteor showers, there is no sharp peak, but rather a broad More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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7 Things to do on a cruise to the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatán peninsula of Mexico is a popular port of call for many cruises that are sailing in the Western Caribbean. Passengers are invited to spend their time ashore shopping, sight-seeing or relaxing on the More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Mexican Caribbean hit by massive arrival of seaweed (again)

Large quantities of sargassum began washing ashore this week on the coast of the resort town of Tulum, in what experts say is just the start of a new deluge of this floating algae in Mexico’s southeastern More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Yucatecan actress Ofelia Medina claims the Maya Train Project will create ‘indigenous slavery’

Yucatecan actress, social activist and writer Ofelia Medina, expressed her discomfort for the Maya Train Project, by indicating that the project will create more ‘indigenous slavery’, as she claims, More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Late summer or early fall, best times of year to visit Mexico (SF Gate)

If a Mexico beach vacation is on your radar, the best time to go if you want to get a deal is late summer or early fall. That’s according to the travel experts at Expedia, who have combed through its treasure More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism shares new promotion strategies (Travel Pulse)

The worldwide closures of the Mexico Tourism Board offices left both a void and plenty of speculation as to what the country would do to hold onto its status as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Massive arrival of sargassum expected for southern Quintana Roo

In the next few hours a massive arrival of sargassum is expected in the southern part of the state of Quintana Roo. According to reports from the Sargazo Cancun Monitoring Network, and satellite images shared by More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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99.9999% chance humans are causing global warming, and other science-based facts on climate change for Earth Day

Climate change is real and increasingly a part of our daily lives. New research and studies out in just the past six months highlight the latest facts about the human-caused shift to our global weather systems More...