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February 15, 2004 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
People say they come to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico for the beaches, reefs and ruins. What many really mean to do is snooze in hammocks, books collapsed on their chests. Never mind touring Maya archeological sites, snorkeling and scuba. On this 70-mile stretch of coast south of Cancun, there's world-class sleeping. Of course, all beds and bedrooms aren't created equal, which is why I came to the Riviera Maya in November. I wanted to test their charms in three hotels.
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March 5, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Americans think destination weddings are less stressful to plan and more fun than traditional ceremonies and that beaches are the ideal spots for boosting the romance factor. Those are the findings of a survey released this week along with the announcement of a new Expedia online wedding-planning service featuring Hawaii , Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos), Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. Expedia and marketing firm Northstar surveyed 1,000 single or engaged people in what they're calling the American Altar Report.
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March 5, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Americans think destination weddings are less stressful to plan and more fun than traditional ceremonies and that beaches are the ideal spots for boosting the romance factor. Those are the findings of a survey released this week along with the announcement of a new Expedia online wedding-planning service featuring Hawaii , Mexico (Cancun, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos), Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. Expedia and marketing firm Northstar surveyed 1,000 single or engaged people in what they're calling the American Altar Report.
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February 5, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Foodies can taste their way through Mexico 's Riviera Maya from March 14 to 17 when 30 culinary events take place as part of the annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival . The festival, set at several Riviera Maya resorts, will feature taste-offs, chef competitions and tastings of mescal and wine.  Why hold the event in Riviera Maya, a slice of the Mexican coastline that stretches south from Cancun along the Caribbean? ...
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November 8, 2009 | Jennifer Olvera
Waiting to board, I saw passengers wearing socks with flip-flops. Someone asked, poker-faced, whether Mexico was a state in the U.S. When applause broke out upon landing, it was all I could do to disembark. These are my fellow countrymen? I cringed, skulking to my (clearly marked) cab. Ignoring the yardlong-drink contingent poses a challenge, but I had reasons to head south of the border, the primary one being to taste and smell foods that captivate me. My launching pad for the next four days was the all-villa Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba, which opened in March on the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya coastline.
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Foodies can taste their way through Mexico 's Riviera Maya from March 14 to 17 when 30 culinary events take place as part of the annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival . The festival, set at several Riviera Maya resorts, will feature taste-offs, chef competitions and tastings of mescal and wine.  Why hold the event in Riviera Maya, a slice of the Mexican coastline that stretches south from Cancun along the Caribbean? ...
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January 15, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Catch some rays and become a oenophile - connoisseur of fine wines - at the same time in Riviera Maya, Mexico , where a new program highlights wine and food. Riviera Maya, which stretches south from Cancun along Mexico's Caribbean coastline, is in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.  The week-long Culinary Series, a collaboration between Jackson Family Wines and Karisma Hotels & Resorts , takes place monthly at El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort . Each program spotlights a chef and winemaker.
TRAVEL
December 18, 2005 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
MOST Americans who book an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean turn to one of three hotel chains: Sandals, SuperClubs or Club Med, groups that account for most of the marketing and advertising of one-price-for-everything vacations. These travelers have only a dim awareness of competitive all-inclusive chains -- such as Barcelo, Iberostar, Occidental-Allegro, Sol Melia and Riu -- owned by Spanish or Dominican interests.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Mexico plans to spend 1 billion pesos ($91.6 million) to replace sand on the Caribbean beaches of Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya that has been eroded away by storms, threatening to turn off tourists.
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August 6, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Prices are falling and interest rising in Cancun as summer draws to a close, according to statistics compiled by Kayak.com, the airfare and travel comparison website. If you're looking for a budget-friendly, last-minute beach destination to end your summer vacation, Mexico 's Riviera Maya may be a winner. Kayak 's techies analyzed more than 100 million inquiries a month that were conducted on the website from Memorial Day through July to find late-summer deals in August.
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January 15, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Catch some rays and become a oenophile - connoisseur of fine wines - at the same time in Riviera Maya, Mexico , where a new program highlights wine and food. Riviera Maya, which stretches south from Cancun along Mexico's Caribbean coastline, is in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.  The week-long Culinary Series, a collaboration between Jackson Family Wines and Karisma Hotels & Resorts , takes place monthly at El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort . Each program spotlights a chef and winemaker.
TRAVEL
November 8, 2009 | Jennifer Olvera
Waiting to board, I saw passengers wearing socks with flip-flops. Someone asked, poker-faced, whether Mexico was a state in the U.S. When applause broke out upon landing, it was all I could do to disembark. These are my fellow countrymen? I cringed, skulking to my (clearly marked) cab. Ignoring the yardlong-drink contingent poses a challenge, but I had reasons to head south of the border, the primary one being to taste and smell foods that captivate me. My launching pad for the next four days was the all-villa Banyan Tree Residences Mayakoba, which opened in March on the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya coastline.
TRAVEL
February 15, 2004 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
People say they come to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico for the beaches, reefs and ruins. What many really mean to do is snooze in hammocks, books collapsed on their chests. Never mind touring Maya archeological sites, snorkeling and scuba. On this 70-mile stretch of coast south of Cancun, there's world-class sleeping. Of course, all beds and bedrooms aren't created equal, which is why I came to the Riviera Maya in November. I wanted to test their charms in three hotels.
TRAVEL
February 22, 2004
Every week I eagerly await the Travel section. In my frequent travels, I try to keep to a small budget in order to stretch my dollar as far as possible. Therefore, it is usually frustrating that the Los Angeles Times rarely caters to people in my budget range. Arthur Frommer's On a Budget column is a misnomer. "Glut of Cruise Ships Crowds the Islands" (Feb. 15) talked about cruises that people in the low end of the travel budget spectrum certainly do not take. Try an overnight ferry where you sleep on the deck in a sleeping bag in Alaska or Tunisia.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
The end is near. Or maybe it's not. One way or the other, it's time to party in Mexico . For the past year, Mexican marketing teams have been promoting Dec. 21 (that's Friday) as the end of the Maya calendar , hinting that doomsday may be right around the corner. But now that the date is speeding toward us, the message has changed. “Rather than the end of the world, the Maya people believe the end of the Maya calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, actually symbolizes the start of a new era and therefore is something to be celebrated,” said Dario Flota, general director of the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office.
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