Cancun Goes Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

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The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce its participation in the Twelfth Annual Crusade against Breast Cancer along with Grupo Desafio this October.

On October 1 and throughout the rest of the month of October, the Cancun International Airport Bridge, all government buildings in Quintana Roo, and the Benito Juarez Municipal Palace lit up pink to celebrate the united fight against breast cancer. Continue reading

Cancun Unveils the Completed Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans Project

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 The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announces the inauguration of the Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project in Isla Mujeres, opened to the public on July 27. Sea Walls consists of a series of 15 large-scale murals created by some of the top names in contemporary street art.

This project was organized by PangeaSeed, an international organization that raises public awareness for the conservation of sharks and other marine species. This installation is presented in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, World Art Destinations, Juxtapoz Latin America and Mapla, and is the organization’s largest project to date. Continue reading

Cancun Goes Turquoise on Earth Day

 

 

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The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to launch the new Cancun Goes Turquoise initiative. Kicking off on Earth Day, this new campaign will promote and support efforts by hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other entities in the destination that strive to become more environmentally-friendly.

Turquoise is a combination of the colors blue and green, which are represented by the region’s lush jungles and crystalline waters – two of the area’s most important natural resources. Cancun Goes Turquoise will honor those organizations that implement programs to reduce their carbon footprint; preserve wildlife and their natural habitats; and support educational efforts on these fronts. The CVB hopes this campaign will also encourage more organizations to device more ambientally practices. Continue reading

Cancun Joins Ultra Marathoner Norma Bastidas in Her Fight Against Human Trafficking

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The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Fiesta Americana hotels are proud to announce their support for Norma Bastidas (dual citizen of Canada and Mexico), who is looking to achieve a Guinness World Record in an Ultra Triathlon by completing a 3,535 mile trek in the span of 26 – 45 days. Her race began at the beaches of Cancun and will end in Wwill then continue cycling though San Antonio and Houston, Texas and on to New Orleans, Louisiana. Once she reaches Montgomery, Alabama, she will then finish her marathon by running to Washington D.C., a total of 689 miles – running an average of 30 – 50 miles per day. Continue reading

A Local’s guide to Cancun

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Here are a few tips if you are on vacation in Cancun and would like to venture a little further than the hotel beach and pool.

A good beach to spend the day is at Playa Gaviotas.  You can reach this beach by a small pathway right next to Coco Bongo nightclub.  Its hidden behind the Hard Rock Cafe right in the Party Centre but the ocean and sand here are truly beautiful although the waves may be a bit big if you have small children.  If you have kids with you then another great choice would be Coco’s Beach Bar at Km3  which has a beautiful wide beach with plenty of seating and shade under the palm trees.  They also have swimming pool here so the kids really do have a ball.

Many tourists do not venture into town but its worth going to the Parque de las Palapas, a large market square where the locals gather in the evenings.  They often have live music and shows and lots of street stall selling delicious local food.  The children also love it here as they have play area and electric cars to drive around the square.

For really tasty authentic Mexican food at much more reasonable prices there are plenty of restaurants downtown worth a vist, from street stalls to much more classy restaurants.

So during your vacation in Cancun, be adventurous and explore where us locals go.  www.cancun.travel

Holbox Gastronomic Festival 2013

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Holbox Gastronomic Festival is organized by the Holbox Restaurant Association.   This will be the Second Annual Holbox Gastronomic Festival October 16 – 20 showcasing the best dishes from the region’s top chefs and also local dishes.   The festival will be held from the 16-20th October, from 2.30 pm until late.

Holbox, a small island, just 26 miles long, off the coast of Cancun and this event draws both  locals and tourists to this beautiful island located just northwest of Cancun.   Visitors can admire the natural scenery of Holbox as they stroll down the streets lined with picturesque Caribbean-style houses and sample the great restaurants and local cuisine.  There will be food, wine, tequila and mezcal tastings and live entertainment each evening. Continue reading

Google to promote MUSA, Cancun Underwater Museum

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Cancun’s Underwater Museum situated just off the coast of Isla Mujeres has been selected by Google to be promoted under their list of most interesting museums to visit.  They will appear alongside 70 other museums such as the British Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York within the catalogue from the Google Cultural Institute.

All of the chosen museums will have an interactive online search where you can take a virtual online tour of the museum.  This will be a fantastic way to promote MUSA which is an incredible sight to behold. Continue reading

Ultrafemme Cancun – 18th Annual Summer Festival

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Ultrafemme submerged the guests of the 18th Annual Summer Festival in a shower of fragrances, beauty and color at the Ultrafemme boutique in Luxury Avenue.

Several special guests enhanced the event, which included the International makeup artists and cosmetologists of important brands such as Estée Lauder, Chanel, Clinique, Lancome and Shiseido.  Marta Guzmán, who was the weather girl on the ECO TV news show and also worked beside Adela Micha on Primero  Noticias, was the official master of ceremonies. Her experience in reporting the weather proved to be quite beneficial while she reported on the various showers of aroma, beauty and color that were happening all around the boutique. Continue reading

6th Annual Whale Shark Festival, Cancun July 11-14

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Cancun and Isla Mujeres welcome the world’s largest fish with the 6th Annual Whale Shark Festival taking place July 11 – 14.
Whale Shark season officially began on May 15 and will last until mid-September. These fish, known locally as Dominos, measure between 15 to 50 feet in length and weigh as much as 15 tons, making swimming alongside these species a thrilling experience.

These bus-sized creatures gather off the coast of Cancun in very large numbers during this time, becoming quite a spectacle for locals and tourists alike.  It is estimated that 1,400 whale sharks pass through the waters of Isla Mujeres every year, making the Island of Women a hot spot for whale watching and other activities. Continue reading

Sea Turtle Season Begins in Cancun

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Sea turtle season is currently upon us and in response, the destination is implementing the efforts of an established conservation program. 90% of all beachfront hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos work with the City Council and the Department of Ecology to set up Campo Tortu-gero, a marine turtle conservation program.
Prior to nesting season, informational pamphlets are sent to all beach-front hotels and advice how to facilitate the nesting process, what to do when spotting a nesting turtle and the precautions that should be taken. Training information for security and beach patrols are also given with specific focus on how to differentiate between turtle species and how to build nest barriers to keep the eggs safe.

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