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Caribbean-Mexico to See 10,848 New Hotel Rooms in 2015: Report

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico region will see almost 10,900 new hotel rooms open in 2015, according to the latest hotel development pipeline report from STR. The region is expected to see 58 hotels totaling 10,848 rooms debut …

Island Bites: Tasting Aguachile, Mexico’s Version of Ceviche

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a ceviche I didn’t like. Fish, shrimp, mixto ¬¬¬– I’ve devoured them all with gusto, and for me, no trip to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is complete without least a bowl a day. …

10 Ways You Can Eat in the Caribbean For Less Than $10

 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. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a rendering of the Excellence Playa Mujeres By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort is coming to Playa Mujeres in Mexico. Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts is opening the Finest Playa Mujeres on March 1, 2015, the …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline has risen to 167 hotels totaling 28,140 rooms, according to a July report from hotel analytics firm STR. That represented a …

 Above: Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca is ramping up its service to Cancun, the Colombia-based carrier announced. The company began a new daily nonstop flight from Bogota to Cancun on Aug. 15, meaning it now operates two daily …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Mexico and Taiwan are supporting the renovation of St Lucia’s St Jude Hospital. The hospital was devastated in a 2009 fire, following which a request for assistance was made …

 Above: Cozumel’s Puerta Maya cruise port By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Cozumel off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is off to a very strong start in the cruise sector so far this year. Cozumel received 1.786 million cruise passenger …

 Above: the Riu Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Cancun has opened its doors with a new look. The Riu Cancun officially opened its doors at the beginning of this month following a $30 million renovation project. The …

 Above: La Marea at the Viceroy Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Viceroy Riviera Maya has named Paloma Carvajal its new Chef de Cuisine, the property announced. Carvajal will oversee the property’s restaurants including La Marea and Coral …

 Above: a rendering of the new Hotel Cacao By the Caribbean Journal staff A new boutique hotel is coming to Mexico’s Playa del Carmen. The Hotel Cacao, the brainchild of hotel management firm Cornerstone, is set to open in September …

 Above: the meeting in Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Juan Carlos Varela met this week with former Mexico President Vicente Fox in the context of the Business Future of the Americas conference. Varela and Fox discussed …

 Above: humanitarian workers in San Marcos, Guatemala (graphic: GA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico, Guatemala and Belize were shaken by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The very strong quake rocked the …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of rooms in the Caribbean hotel development pipeline continues to climb. There were 163 hotels comprising 28,630 rooms in the development pipeline at the end of May, according to …

 Above: the Haitian stand at Mexico’s Fair of Cultures and Friendship By the Caribbean Journal staff For the fifth year in a row, Haiti took part in Mexico City’s annual Fair of Cultures and Friendship. Haiti had a presence as …

 Some all-inclusive resorts are true destinations for food. And it’s now quite easy to find high-level gourmet food at an increasing number of Caribbean all-inclusives. But some are true standouts — with fine dining, famous chefs, a blend of cuisines …

 Above: Havana’s Miramar Trade Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Mexico have signed a new agreement on economic cooperation, Cuba’s government announced on Monday. The purpose of the agreement between Cuba and ProMexico, Mexico’s investment promotion arm, was …

 Above: the Viceroy Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Viceroy Riviera Maya resort has named Brianda Aldape as the property’s new spa manager, it announced on Monday. Aldape will oversee the resort’s Wayak Spa. She had previously served …