Mexico Springs Forward… Unless You’re in the Caribbean

By Ivan Arturo Ebergenyi Thorpe

Daylight saving time changes apply to most of Mexico.

This upcoming Sunday April 5, nationals and visitors across the country will need to set their clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time.

Unless you are in Quintana Roo. In which case you will not have to make any changes to the current local time.

Quintana Roo, the home state of tourism-rich cities such as Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the Riviera Maya coastal area, switched from the Central Standard Time zone (CST) – currently used in the rest of Mexico – to Eastern Standard Time (EST) in early February.

Cancun_Sunset

Considering the importance of beach tourism in the state economy, this change was authorized by the Quintana Roo state legislature in hopes of countering the shorter winter days and ensuring visitors had more sun time.

As such, Quintanarroenses were advised to set their clocks forward on February 1, leading to a technical time zone difference between Quintana Roo and the rest of the country.

If you are outside of Quintana Roo, remember that the new time comes into effect at 2AM on Sunday. It is advisable to spring the hour forward on Saturday night before hitting the hay.

RELATED NEWS

  • Spain and Mexico’s Trade Relations Curdle over Manchego DisputeSpain and Mexico’s Trade Relations Curdle over Manchego Dispute
  • Cape Town Water crisis: Cape Town Water crisis: 'Day Zero' Draws Near
  • MORGAN STANLEY: Here are the 6 internet stocks to bet on in 2018MORGAN STANLEY: Here are the 6 internet stocks to bet on in 2018
  • Ford announces $11B investment, 40 electrified vehicles by 2022 at Detroit Motor ShowFord announces $11B investment, 40 electrified vehicles by 2022 at Detroit Motor Show
  • Automobile Revenues will fall 40% due to Electric and Autonomous VehiclesAutomobile Revenues will fall 40% due to Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Mexico debuts its best startups for 2018 at CESMexico debuts its best startups for 2018 at CES
  • Inside the Secret Society Running the World of CryptocurrencyInside the Secret Society Running the World of Cryptocurrency
  • Opinion: Who Will Profit Off the Next Crash?Opinion: Who Will Profit Off the Next Crash?
  • This is how Jeff Bezos will support the This is how Jeff Bezos will support the 'dreamers'
  • Oil Reaches $70 a Barrel for First Time in Three YearsOil Reaches $70 a Barrel for First Time in Three Years
  • Peso predicted to make comeback in 2018: BloombergPeso predicted to make comeback in 2018: Bloomberg
  • Chihuahua´s governor denounces Government reprisals for PRI corruption investigationChihuahua´s governor denounces Government reprisals for PRI corruption investigation
WATCH LIVE TV



Most Read Articles
Most Watched Videos
  • Generations Riviera Maya
  • Mayair

Language

Mexico News Network
All rights Reserved 2018