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A Gift from Mexico

Did you know that the poinsettia, or nochebuena (Euphorbia pulcherrima) as it is called here, actually comes from Mexico? According to ancient lore, the Aztecs used its leaves and flowers for medicinal purposes and also to dye cotton cloth. After…

Beach Restoration Gathers Pace

With two boats now operating round the clock to dredge sand from two sandbanks in area waters near Isla Mujeres and Cozumel and pump it onto the Cancun shoreline, restoration work has speeded up. The sand on beaches in the Punta Cancun area…

Latest Cancun Beach Project News

Beach restoration is underway again in Cancun after a delay caused by the recent bad weather that affected the area on November 5-7. Faced with the prospect of high winds and stormy seas, the project coordinators decided to move the dredger…

An evening with the Maya

If you have always wanted to learn more about the Mayan culture, an evening trip to Dos Palmas, a tiny Riviera Maya community six miles from Tulum, may be the answer. The Dos Palmas visit is part of a sustainable development project to create…

All that Jazz

November 26, musicians took to the stage last night for the first concert in the Seventh Riviera Maya Jazz Festival in Playa del Carmen. The Royal Band, Colin Hunter, Aguamala and Sacbe entertained local and internatThe Healthy Way Diet: New…

Day of the Dead, Timeless Mexico

Flickering candles, the scent of copal incense, sugar candy skulls and garlands of marigolds herald one of Mexico’s most important and colorful festivals, Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead, which takes place on November 1 and 2. Mexicans…

Royal Resorts Advance Concierge Service

Nowhere else in the world are you assigned a Personal Concierge to assist with information, restaurant and tour reservations and anything else you might need during your stay at the Royal Resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. This invaluable…

Turtle Update

It has a been a busy few days for the turtles at The Royal Sands, eight females nested at the weekend and three more on Monday, bringing the tally to 63 nests and 7,628 eggs. A further 180 hatchlings were released last night to begin life at…

Welcome to the World

We are delighted to announce the birth of the first sea turtles of the season earlier today at The Royal Sands. All 117 are doing fine and will be released after dark tonight when there are fewer bird predators such as sea gulls and frigate…