I spent 5 days at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for $399 — with one catch. Here's why it wasn't a scam and a deal I'll definitely book again.
Hotels in places like Mexico offer cheap deals for all-inclusive resorts if you attend a timeshare presentation. But are they too good to be true?news.yahoo.com
Australian woman missing in Mexico after child found alone
Authorities on Mexico’s Caribbean coast have issued an alert for a missing Australian woman whose 2-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in the resort city of Cancun. Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo said Tahnee Shanks, 32, was last seen on Monday in Cancun. Aguirre Astudillo is also 32 and was also last heard from Monday.news.yahoo.com
Tourists run amid bangs at airport in Mexico's Cancun resort
Tourists were sent scrambling by loud bangs heard at the international airport in the Mexican resort of Cancun Monday. Flights were briefly suspended after authorities received reports of gunshots at the airport, the National Guard said in a statement. The Guard said there was no evidence of any gunshots having been fired, and said the bangs may have occurred after someone knocked over three free-standing vertical display stands in the terminal.news.yahoo.com
Mexican president once again lashes out at environmentalists
A group of Mexican singers, actors and environmentalists have issued a public protest against plans to cut down a swath of low jungle between Cancun and Tulum to build a tourist train line. In a series of videos, more than a dozen celebrities ask President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to stop the project, which requires massive tree cutting and threatens to collapse underground caves known as “cenotes.” On Tuesday, actors like Eugenio Derbez and Kate del Castillo, and singers like Natalia Lafourcade, published a video asking the president to stop the construction.news.yahoo.com
Mexican journalist escapes attack in Cancun
Mexico’s violence against journalists nearly claimed another victim, saved only when his attacker’s pistol malfunctioned in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun. Netzahualcóyotl Cordero García, director general of the online news site CGNoticias, said the man told him Tuesday night in the street in front of his home, “I am going to kill you like a dog.” Four journalists were murdered in Mexico in January.news.yahoo.com
Canadian Guests Killed After Gunfire Erupts at Ritzy Playa del Carmen Resort
Quintana Roo Defense DepartmentA shooting at a ritzy resort near Cancun left two Canadians dead and one other injured Friday, Mexican authorities said. The gunman remains at large. The shooting is the latest in a spate of horrific violence in the vacation hotspot.A man wielding a gun was caught on CCTV at the five-star Xcaret Hotel, located at popular Playa del Carmen, in a gray sweatsuit by the pool. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the Public Secretary of Defense for the state of Quintana Roo, saidnews.yahoo.com
Trudeau calls party flight to Mexico a slap in the face
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls videos of a party on a recent Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico a “slap in the face” to those who have tried to stay safe during the pandemic and says the country’s airline regulator is investigatingwashingtonpost.com
Mexico COVID-19 infections up, especially at tourism centers
COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, especially in two states home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday season. According to data from the federal government, Quintana Roo, where tourists flock to Cancun, Tulum and other spots along the Mayan Riviera, and Baja California Sur, which draws beachgoers to the twin Pacific resorts that make up Los Cabos, are both experiencing some of their highest infection totals since the start of the pandemic. Baja California Sur saw 700 new infections Dec. 29, compared to a previous high in July of fewer than 600.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Ted Cruz shamelessly mocked Biden for going on 'vacation' by dredging up controversial Cancun trip, which he took during Texas crisis
"Cancun is lovely this time of year," Sen. Cruz responded to a tweet from Republicans about President Biden going "on vacation" to his home state Delaware.news.yahoo.com
Stepfather of Texas firefighter found dead in Cancun says son's actions were 'out of character'
When Elijah Snow, 35, didn't return to his hotel room on Sunday night, his wife, Jamie, notified Mexican police, who discovered his body early Monday trapped in a bathroom window in another hotel.news.yahoo.com
Nurse, retired GM factory worker among four sweepstakes winners announced today
“I saw so many horrific things just working in the COVID units with it,” said Berger, vaccinated at Henry Ford Hospital in Clinton Township. “First off, you know, safe, keeping my family safe. Vaccinated residents will receive $5 million through the lottery, paid for with federal COVID-19 relief dollars. They are pulled daily from a pool of residents vaccinated on a single corresponding day this month. Read more on MLive.com:Public health workers do not report rise in vaccinations since Michigan sweepstakes launchmlive.com
Mexico sees increase in American tourists despite ongoing pandemic
Mexico sees increase in American tourists despite ongoing pandemic Despite a CDC warning to avoid all travel to Mexico, vacation hotspots like Quintana Roo and Cancun are seeing a surge of American tourists. This February and March, available flight seats are up almost 10 percent compared to 2020. Wendy Gillette reports.cbsnews.com
Mexico sees increase in American tourists despite ongoing pandemic
Mexico sees increase in American tourists despite ongoing pandemic Despite a CDC warning to avoid all travel to Mexico, vacation hotspots like Quintana Roo and Cancun are seeing a surge of American tourists. This February and March, available flight seats are up almost 10% compared to 2020. Wendy Gillette reports.cbsnews.com
Ted Cruz gets slammed, but Americans are flocking to Cancun
Even Sen. Ted Cruz admits his decision to vacation in sunny Cancun, Mexico, this week while his home state of Texas was suffering record cold and massive power outages was "obviously a mistake," as he told reporters in Houston upon his hastily arranged return. While the Republican firebrand's public relations instincts may have been off, his travel ones weren't — at least according to Expedia Group. 1 destination Americans are booking flights to in so far 2021, the online travel agency found in its 2021 Travel Trends Report. And the so-called Riviera Maya just south of Cancun, which includes seaside resorts Playa del Carmen and Tulum, is just behind, in second place. Mexico, which has some of the world's loosest border restrictions amid the pandemic, does not require any testing before visitors' arrival.cnbc.com
Ted Cruz under fire for family trip to Cancun as Texas grapples with winter storm
Ted Cruz under fire for family trip to Cancun as Texas grapples with winter storm Texas Senator Ted Cruz is facing criticism after he and his family went to Cancun, Mexico, this week as his home state struggled with the aftermath of a deadly winter storm that left millions without power. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details.cbsnews.com
Ted Cruz says he went to Cancun during Texas crisis because he wanted to be a "good dad"
Photos of Cruz arriving at the airport for the trip went viral on social media, sparking widespread criticism of the senator for leaving during the emergency. Cruz on Thursday said he wanted to escort his children who were leaving for a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon," Cruz said in a statement. The senator said he's been in "constant communication" with local leaders "to get to the bottom of what happened" in Texas. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via GettyAt least 25 deaths were attributed to the storm, 11 of the victims were from Texas.cbsnews.com
Sen. Ted Cruz flies home after furor over Cancun trip during Texas deep freeze
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) carries his luggage at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021. Images purportedly showing Ted Cruz board a United Airlines Flight to Cancun, Mexico from Houston, TX. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to the media at the Cancun International Airport before boarding his plane back to the U.S., in Cancun, Mexico February 18, 2021. Images purportedly showing Ted Cruz with Heidi Cruz (circled) board a United Airlines Flight to Cancun, Mexico from Houston, TX. "In the middle of one of the worst crises in Texas history, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz jetted off to Cancun, Mexico.cnbc.com
Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim
Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta, the 27th named storm of a very busy Atlantic hurricane season, was a hurricane when it began raking across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday. It emerged in the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm but was expected to regain hurricane strength before landfall south of New Orleans on Wednesday evening. Officials in two Mexican states hit by Zeta reported power outages and damage caused by downed trees, but no deaths. The extraordinarily busy hurricane season has focused attention on the role of climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.
Hurricane Zeta closes in on resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan
Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Carlos Joaquín warned that “nobody should be on the streets ... you shouldn’t go out anymore” until the hurricane passed. Zeta broke the record for the previous earliest 27th Atlantic named storm that formed Nov. 29, 2005. There was also a Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005, but that year had 28 storms because meteorologists later went back and found they missed one, which then became an “unnamed named storm."
Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears
Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)MIAMI – Hurricane Zeta lashed Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts around Tulum with high winds and rain Monday night as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. It was the second time this month that boat captain Francisco Sosa Rosado had to perform the same maneuver, after Hurricane Delta hit the resort in early October. Trees felled by Hurricane Delta barely three weeks earlier still littered parts of Cancun, stacked along roadsides and in parks. There was also a Tropical Storm Zeta in 2005, but that year had 28 storms because meteorologists later went back and found they missed one, which then became an “unnamed named storm."
Hurricane Delta lashes Mexico's Yucatan, then heads for US
Police clear debris from a road after the passing of Hurricane Delta in Tizimin, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as a Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power to some resorts along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Delta could make landfall, possibly as a Category 3 storm, sometime Friday south of Morgan City, La., the forecast said. The hurricane came ashore in Mexico around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph). It knocked out power to about 266,000 customers, or about one-third of the total on the Yucatan peninsula.
Hurricane Delta hits Mexico, toppling trees and knocking out power to some resorts
Hurricane #Delta makes landfall along the coast of northeastern Mexico near Puerto Morelos around 5:30 AM CDT with estimated maximum winds of 110 mph. Latest information at: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/cWKYybKCMi — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 7, 2020Delta's rapid intensification was the fastest in the Caribbean since Hurricane Wilma's. A view of some of the debris left by Hurricane Delta in Cancun, in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. State tourism officials said more than 40,000 tourists were in Quintana Roo, a fraction of what would normally be there. "We hope that in this place we are surely much safer," Quintana Roo Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas said.cbsnews.com
Hurricane Delta now Category 2, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan
Fishermen pull in a boat before the arrival of Hurricane Delta in Puerto Juarez, Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm Tuesday while on a course to hammer Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf Coast later in the week. From Tulum to Cancun, tourism-dependent communities still soaked by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gamma could bear the brunt of Delta. Delta increased in strength 80 mph, more than doubling from a 60 mph storm at 2 pm EDT Monday to 140 mph at 2 pm EDT Tuesday.
Mexico desperate to reopen 11 million-job tourism industry
A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Mexico's tourism income crashed in April, when it was only 6.3% of what it was one year ago. Tourism provides 11 million jobs, directly or indirectly in Mexico, and many of those workers were simply sent home to wait it out. The situation is so desperate that Mexico's tourism secretary proposed making the industry one of Mexico's essential activities, so that it could reopen just as the construction, mining and automotive industries have already started to do. Other beach resorts are drawing up plans for limited reopenings as early as next week.