Saturday, June 28, 2008

Swimming with Whale Sharks, A Reality Near Cancun
CANCUN, JUNE 26-.Swimming with the Whale Shark, the largest fish in the world is a dream that can only become a reality in few places throughout the world, such as Australia and Belize. Closely and conveniently situated near the U.S., Cancun located in the Mexican Caribbean, is particularly privileged due to the fact that the majority of the whale shark species prefer these waters. The best time to be a part of this fantastic adventure is during the summer months of July and August.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WestJet Expands International Network With Two New Sun Destinations
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the introduction of seasonal non-stop service to two new international sun destinations in the Caribbean: Bridgetown, Barbados and La Romana, Dominican Republic. These new sun destinations are part of WestJet's enhanced winter schedule, which will also include new service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from various cities across Canada. WestJet will announce schedule details for the new Mexican destinations shortly.
Native ingredients and rituals distinguish Mexico's top spas
Once known mainly as cheaper alternatives to U.S. or European destination spas, Mexico's spas now offer thoroughly unique experiences that combine sophisticated treatments from all over the world with indigenous rituals such as the temazcal sweat house and native materials like nopal cactus, volcanic ash, chocolate, vanilla and honey — all from Mexico's tropical forests. Here are 10 of Mexico's most outrageous spas.
Tips to avoid being victimized on vacation
CANCÚN The vendors selling jewelry on the beach will say just about anything to get you to buy their merchandise. Police say you should be skeptical of their claims. Jewelry sellers often tell tourists that their wares are made of real silver and then quote prices starting at around $20, says Verónica Fajardo, a spokeswoman for the Cancún police.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mexico's sales-tax refunds could prove taxing for U.S. tourists
Mexico is now offering sales-tax refunds for goods bought by foreign visitors in five popular tourist haunts — Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. But collecting the cash will require digesting lots of fine print as the program gets off the ground.

The refunds are for value-added tax paid on retail goods, and exclude hotel and restaurant tabs. The items must be purchased in stores that have registered with the rebate program — only about 5% of total retailers at present, though the government is "aggressively" marketing the program to others.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mexico: This summer, a sales tax rebate for visitors
Starting this month, foreign shoppers can get a refund on Mexico's 15 percent VAT (value added tax). Claim your refund by picking up a form at at a VAT booth at one of the following airports: Cancún, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta. At Mexico City's main airport, for instance, there are currently nine booths.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

5 Post Graduation Getaways for Grads
Cancun, Mexico - Since most graduates are notoriously short on cash, you'll be relieved to know that you can do Cancun on a limited budget - and still have the time of your life. Besides being a part of a non-stop party, there's plenty to do and see in Cancun. Spend a day exploring the Mayan ruins in Talum or checking out Chichen Itza.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tropical Storm Arthur over Yucatan
CANCUN, Mexico, May 31 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Arthur was over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Saturday, prompting warnings from Cabo Catoche to the Belize border.

The storm was expected to weaken over land as it moved toward the west-northwest near 8 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.