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Riu Dunamar Opens Doors in Mexican Caribbean

 By the Caribbean Journal staff All-inclusive giant Riu Resorts has officially expanded in the Mexican Caribbean with the debut of the new Riu Dunamar. The new family-friendly all-inclusive is set in the relatively new Costa Mujeres development, about 30 km …

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30 Caribbean Islands You Can Visit Right Now

 As the Caribbean works to recover from last month’s hurricanes, (a process that is already taking shape), one of the biggest questions we hear from travelers is, “where can I still visit?” Or, for some, “can I still visit the …

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How to Take an Eco-Tourism Trip to Cancun

 Cancun is looking to make itself a greener destination. “We are highly committed to providing tourists with additional reasons to choose Cancun as their preferred vacation destination year after year,” said Lizzie Cole, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “The destination’s …

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 Heading to Cancun this summer? There’s a host of options to check out for every kind of traveler, from more traditional activities to secret island getaways. Here are five experiences to try in Cancun right now. Isla Holbox Those seeking …

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 The Western Caribbean is synonymous with the large, marquee destinations such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba and Belize. But there are petite gems in the region, too, that offer appeal for visitors curious enough to venture beyond the usual island …

 Whether you’re searching for a culinary retreat or a luxe getaway, now’s as good a time as any to come to the Caribbean — for whatever kind of trip you’re looking for. Because the Caribbean just keeps getting better, with …

Things to Do in Cancun

 As Spring Break approaches thousands of travelers will be heading to Cancun. But there’s much more to the sun-drenched, party-hearty Mexican-Caribbean mecca than beaches and bongs of beer. Thankfully, CJ Travel Editor has you covered with the top tips for …

Isla Mujeres Hotels

 Despite the sheer natural beauty (and wonderful beaches) of Isla Mujeres, the island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico remains something of a closely-guarded secret. But the attractions are numerous here, with lush jungle, abundant sea life and even an …

Sea Walls

 On a small island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a group of artists are working to promote marine conservation in a rather special way. It’s called Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, and it consists of a series of ocean-themed …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Headed to Cancun? There’s an app for that. Launched earlier this year by the Cancun Convention & Visitors’ Bureau and tech company Smart Group, the mobile app (which has already been downloaded 40,000 times) includes …

 It’s something all Caribbean Journal readers have in common (other than loving to travel to the Caribbean): you love small islands. Sure, bigger destinations have a lot to offer — but there’s something endearing about the less-traveled places, the ones with small …

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 All inclusive Mexico: it’s a different part of the country, and often a very comfortable and luxurious one. We’ve always said that there’s no shortage of top All Inclusive Mexico resorts, particularly the eastern coast of Mexico. Indeed, the 81-mile stretch between Puerto …

 It’s the Caribbean’s most precious resource. It’s right there. It’s beckoning you. You’re on the beach, taking in the sun, and you’re fascinated by what’s going on in the vast blue world right in front of you. It’s why so …

 Mexico’s Riviera Maya borders the Caribbean and stretches 86 miles south of Cancun, comprising the towns of Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, as well as the island of Cozumel, six miles offshore. It’s the perfect sun-drenched place to …

 Above: the Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun is opening its doors on Saturday, according to the company. The property is a rebranding of the former Villa …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the …

 Above: Sun Palace Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Palace Resorts has named Alan Doyle its new vice president of global sales, meetings and incentives, the company announced. Doyle had previously been serving as the company’s corporate director of sales …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor You don’t have to spend a fortune to eat well in the Caribbean. Sample some authentic local flavor – and get back change from a $10 bill – when you try these island street-food favorites. …