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The State of Quintana Roo moves to Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2015, clocks go forward one hour in the Mexican Caribbean

On the night of January 31, 2015 the clocks will be put forward one hour in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and elsewhere in the state of Quintana Roo, bringing the Mexican Caribbean into the same time zone as cities along the eastern seaboard…

Grand Residences Executive Chef Yann Cozic named Caribbean Journal’s Hotel Chef of the Year 2014

One of the delights of staying at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, the latest award-winning luxury property by Royal Resorts, is sampling the tempting culinary creations of acclaimed French chef Yann Cozic. The editors of Caribbean Journal certainly…

Xcaret’s Festival of Life & Death is a celebration of Mexico’s timeless Dia de Muertos traditions

Flickering candles illuminate a petal-strewn trail to an altar laden with garlands of cempasuchil or orange marigolds and velvety red cockscomb flowers, crosses and images of saints, fruit and gourds full of food and drink. The scent of aromatic…

Royal Resorts Spreading Happiness, Children’s Party, May 3 

A sea of smiling faces, the sounds of laughter, children playing games and having fun. That was the scene on the morning of May 3 at Colegio Alamos, a Cancún high school when 300 children were the guests of honor at a very special Children’s…

Cancún Welcomes the 39th Tianguis Turístico Travel Fair

May 6, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurates the 39th Tianguis Turístico Quintana Roo 2014 today in Cancún. The Tianguis is Mexico’s leading Travel Fair and one of the most important events in the world tourism calendar. From…

One Tamal, Two Tamales… Celebrating a Mouthwatering Mexican Tradition at Hacienda Sisal, February 2

On February 2, Candle Mass Day or Día de La Candelaria as it is known here in Mexico it is the tradition to eat tamales. Hacienda Sisal Restaurant will be celebrating this custom this Sunday offering a selection of these tasty corn dough…
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A Glimpse of a Mexican Treasure; Xoximilco

One of the highlights of a trip to Mexico City is a visit to Xochimilco, an area of canals and floating gardens on the outskirts of the city.  You board a trajinera or traditional, brightly painted barge for an unforgettable trip along the…

Xcaret Hosts the Festival of Life and Death Traditions

October 30 to November 2 Flickering candles illuminate a trail through the jungle lined with altars laden with garlands of cempasuchil or orange marigolds and velvety red cockscomb flowers, crosses and images of saints, fruit and gourds full…

Traveling to Mexico is Safe

With all the news about crime in Mexico that has been circulating in the international press in recent years, you may have travel concerns. Our advice is to visit this beautiful country, do not change your vacation plans. It is safe to travel…

Mexican food tastes better with beer.

He stands before us like any simple guy, in sandals and jeans. No pretensions. His fresh image inspires me with confidence as I sit to enjoy what ultimately will be a conversation rather than a conference. Enrique Olvera takes a chair and invites…