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BREAKING NEWS – Cancun area travelers

DC Vekic blog March 23, 2021

BREAKING NEWS for Cancun area travelers:

As announced by the Quintana Roo government on March 19, 2021, beginning April 1, all international visitors to the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, 15 years and older, will need to pay a Tourist Usage Fee of $224 Mexican pesos (MXN), approximately $10 USD depending on the exchange rate. Popular vacation destinations in the state include, but are not limited to Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel. 

Payment must be made prior to the traveler’s departure using an official payment platform which will be available in the upcoming days.

The following information will be required:

• Number of people traveling

• Name, age, and passport number – for each traveler

• Departure date

• Data to make the payment electronically

Families or groups can make one payment, as long as each individual is listed on the registration form. Individual payment receipts will be provided.Confirmation of this payment must be shown during the departure security filter in order to continue to departure gates for departing flights.

For more information, or any travel related needs, feel free to contact us dc@cosmopolitantravels.com, or call us at 310-490-1893.

See you in Cancun!

The year of the sea grass…

DC Vekic blog August 14, 2018

This has been one of the toughest years with so much sea grass floating all over the Caribbean Sea. It devastated all our sugar white beaches from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Mexico …

This is definitely nowhere near as bad as it got, but as much as we had cleaning crews on sire there was not much to be done. The seagrass could be seen from the airplane all over. Over the water bungalows in Mexico and Jamaica look like they are standing in flood water.

It is just one of those years… We don’t have seagrass in Costa Rica, but Costa Rica is mostly covered in black sand. Cabo and Puerto Vallarta are on the Pacific Coast where we don’t have this issue, but everyone has already been there..

I think this article describes it the best, I did not want to go with such dramatic photos,  although everything they posted it quite true… Although the article is about Playa Del Carmen, it’s quite accurate about an entire Caribbean and we have a link to the current seagrass map… THE SUMMER OF SEAWEED is an accurate description

Expedia will never tell you about it, so always use your travel professional to plan your travel. We can even price-match…