Quintana Roo to get New Time Zone

This just announced today, I thought I would share this with readers of the blog.  This means that basically Mahahual and Quintana Roo now will be in the Eastern Time Zone, which is the same as the eastern part of the USA and Canada.  This also will help stop a lot of confusion amongst the cruise ship passengers, because most of the cruise ships are on EST also.  The article below is translated from Spanish.


Q. Roo soon will have a new time zone hour
With 258 votes in favor, deputies authorized the creation of a new time zone, which would benefit the tourism sector.
Yesterday Thursday, December 4, 2014 17:48

With the new time zone state will have more sunshine hours, which will benefit the tourism sector.
Adrian Barreto / SIPSE
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo.- In ordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies, which was held today in the city of Mexico, was approved almost unanimous decision to apply the Law on the time zone change to govern Quintana Roo.
To change the modification of the second and third items are carried Hours Act System of the United States of Mexico , in order to create a new time zone to the southeast, which would be applied to the State of Quintana Roo .
New time zone in the southeast
In order to boost tourism in the state, deputies took a vote on the amendment for the time zone, with 258 votes in favor and only one against, Quintana Roo have a more sunshine hours, which would benefit the tourism sector.
The change in the time zone will translate to an extra hour of sunshine , which means that when in Mexico City are 6 pm in the State will be 7.
Modifications to the time zone governed Quintana Roo take effect after the change is published in the Official Journal of the Federation.


This change will help tourism, and provide more daylight hours for tourists to enjoy Quintana Roo.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

4 thoughts on “Quintana Roo to get New Time Zone

  1. Michael Holmes says:

    Many news articles state that this does not apply to Municipalities south of Tulum. And so if those articles are correct. It will not apply to Mahahual. Mahahual stays on Central time. Do a Google search and you can see these articles. There is nothing on the web from the government and so I guess you guys will find out on Monday.

    • I agree with you, but heard today from port, they are changing, so we will see. I waited until last minute until sure before sharing with my readers. I heard same thing you did. Thanks for comment.

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