4 men found dead at Mexican beach resort of Playa del Carmen

DATE: 24 March 2022


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the troubled Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen said Thursday they found the bodies of four men dumped near a housing development.

The prosecutors office in the state of Quintana Roo said the mens’ bodies did not show signs of bullet wounds, so it was unclear how they died.

But the fact the bodies were dumped together in the shrubs beside an access road suggested a gangland-style killing.


Mexico seeks to settle $1.1 bln Vulcan suit over limestone mine closure

Date: February 3, 2022

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Thursday that it is negotiating the settlement of a $1.1 billion lawsuit by Vulcan Materials Co (VMC.N) over a government effort to shutter its limestone mine near the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at a news conference that he has given the company until March to respond to an offer of facilities to develop a tourism project in the area in exchange for withdrawing its complaint and halting mining activities in the area.

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Mexico Removes All COVID-19 Entry Requirements Including Health Form


Source: Travel Off Path

exico—the world’s most popular travel destination throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—has now dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements as of January 1, 2022. El Salvador was the world’s first nation to drop all COVID-19 entry requirements in November 2021, with Mexico now joining El Salvador as the world’s second nation to drop all covid-related entry restrictions.

Unlike most of the world, Mexico has kept its borders open throughout the whole pandemic. As a result, it’s become the world’s most popular destination since 2020.


Covid-19 cases rise in Mexico tourism areas


Source: NBC News

LA PAZ, Mexico — 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.


Gunfire broke out in Mexican beach resort of Cancun, witnesses say

Source: Associated Press

Gunfire was reported on a beach in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Cancun Tuesday, sending tourists scrambling for cover, but authorities said nobody appeared to be injured. 

Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the chief of police of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled up to the beach on jet skis and opened fire at a beach in Cancun’s hotel zone. Hernández Gutiérrez said the jet skis had been found and seized.


A Mexican visitor’s permit no longer guarantees a 180-day stay


Source: Mexico News Daily

It once was all but guaranteed that a visitor entering Mexico would receive a permit to stay for 180 days, the maximum length of time allowed under current Mexican immigration rules.

But many aspects of immigration policy have been changing over the past few years, and length of stay for visitors appears to be one of them. More and more travelers have been reporting that they were allowed 30 or fewer days to complete their travels in Mexico.


American tourist shot by gang’s gunfire at Mexico beach resort: ‘I thought this is it’


Source: ABC News

Tanner Vanvalkenburg is speaking out after he was shot on vacation in a popular resort area in Mexico late last week, caught in the crosshairs of gunfire by rival gangs.

“I was just like, man this is it, like I’m probably not going to make it,” he recalled to ABC News.

The tourist from America was with his partner and two friends when the incident began.


Medical Tourism Mexico: High Quality, Affordable Prices

Source: PRNewswire

According to Hair Center Mexico, a hair transplant clinic in Tijuana, the number of American patient’s visiting Tijuana has been increasing even with the current travel restriction.

The world has seen a change in patient mobility. People travel abroad to access tiptop medical care at affordable prices.

Approximately 1.2 million travelers around the world visit Mexico for medical procedures which are costly in their countries or aren’t covered by their insurance plans.


In Heart of Mexico City, Tourists Embrace Day of the Dead Celebrations

Source: US News

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Foreign tourists and Mexicans taking part in Day of the Dead celebrations flocked to downtown Mexico City on Monday, drawn by elaborate offerings to the departed.

Visitors peered at large altars decorated with chocolate skulls, fruit and freshly-cut marigolds around Zocalo Plaza, Mexico City’s bustling main square built near the ruins of the Aztec Empire’s most holy temples.


Despite pandemic, Michoacán braces for influx of Day of the Dead tourists


Source: Mexico News Daily

Despite the ongoing pandemic, at least 250,000 tourists are expected to travel to Michoacán for Day of the Dead celebrations.

The municipalities of Pátzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan, Erongarícuaro and Quiroga are preparing for an influx of visitors, according to the newspaper Milenio.

The state government said that strict health measures will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at cemeteries that are popular with Day of the Dead tourists.