Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pollution killing world's coral reefs | Reuters
CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Dainty blue fish dart around coral shaped like moose antlers near the Mexican resort of Cancun, but sickly brown spots are appearing where pollution threatens one of the world's largest reefs.

Parts of the reef, nestled in turquoise waters, have died and algae -- which feed on sewage residues flowing out of the fast-growing resort city -- has taken over.

Coral reefs like Chitales, near the northern tip of a Caribbean reef chain stretching from Mexico to Honduras, are dying around the world as people and cities put more stress on the environment.

Climate change alone could trigger a global coral die-off by 2100 because carbon emissions warm oceans and make them more acidic, according to a study published in December.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mexico magic for families
Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the fastest growing hotspots of the Caribbean. A third terminal at Cancun airport opened last May and efficiently delivers even more sun lovers to this coast full of natural wonders and Mayan ruins.

At the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Xcaret, the gang won't get bored dining around at the resort's 11 restaurants and 14 bars. A daily program for children, aged 4 to 12, includes snorkeling, an introductory scuba class, tennis and a host of other activities.

At the adjoining Xcaret ecological theme park, water babies swim with dolphins, snorkel through crystal clear subterranean rivers, dive without a tank using "Snuba" equipment or stroll along the bottom of the ocean wearing a Sea Trek helmet. Stone pathways lead through the jungle to ancient sites.
Cancun is hot, hot, hot
When it gets to be winter at home, armies of us climb aboard airplanes and don't come down until we hit Mexico and magic places like Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

It was the beaches that first drew us to Mexico's Yucatan -- endless stretches of silky white sand and turquoise waters, lying under a bright blue sky -- but the fun doesn't end on those beaches.

There's much, much more.

We've discovered that Cancun is a jumping-off point for all kinds of pleasures.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Escape to Puerto Morelos, a delightful jewel in the Mexican Caribbean
With no buildings over three stories in height, only two main streets in the entire town, and a beautiful white sand coastline, its hard not to unwind in the former fishing village of Puerto Morelos, also known as “The Jewel of the Caribbean.”

The town’s relaxing atmosphere, charming boutique hotels and natural beauty create the perfect setting for complete relaxation and tranquility. “The Jewel of the Caribbean” is located about 20 kilometers south of Cancun and is lined with spectacular beaches that are ideal for reading a book, sunbathing, and taking a palapa-shaded nap on a sunny afternoon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Alaska Airlines to Slash Capacity By 8%, Announces Staff Cuts
The airline will end seasonal service on three Mexico routes, between San Francisco and Cancun, Mazatlan and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Alaska Airlines continues to serve these destinations non-stop from Los Angeles, and operates a daily seasonal non-stop flight between Seattle and Cancun.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bennigan's Grill & Tavern Opens in Cancun, Mexico | Blue MauMau
(Cancun, Mexico) – September 8, 2008 – Bennigan’s Franchising Company is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern location in Cancun, Mexico, continuing the overseas expansion of the brand.

The new restaurant, with a sleek, modern design, is centrally located in Cancun’s hotel zone in the “Plaza Form By The Sea” on Kukulcan Blvd., the hottest nightlife area in town. It offers unbeatable views of the beach and ocean, as well as the great food and happy hour all Bennigan’s are known for.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for August 2008 Up 12.9% Year Over Year
MEXICO CITY, Sept 08, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for August 2008 increased by 12.9% when compared to August 2007.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula delight
MARTINSBURG - A visit to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico would not be complete without a visit to at least one of the ruins that abound there. This was the land of the ancient Maya. At one time the Maya occupied 125,450 square miles of land which included the present states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo in Mexico and stretched south to include Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and parts of El Salvador.