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16 swimmers attacked, possibly by sting rays, in Progreso

The specifics of the attacks are vague, but most are thought to have involved interactions with string rays in Progreso’s shallow waters. 

Does Yucatán’s red tide mean seafood isn’t safe to eat?

Red tides have been detected along the coasts of Yucatán this past weekend in Telchac, Chicxulub, and San Crisanto.

A guide to eating and drinking at the beach in Yucatán

From fancy restaurants to street vendors and from the sweet to the savory and spicy, eating at the beach in Yucatán something for everyone.

‘Red tide’ detected 7 miles off Yucatán coast

Scientists confirmed the presence of a red tide seven miles off Ría Lagartos.

Ask a Yucateca: Which beach is best?

Unsure about how best to connect with your new friends and neighbors in Yucatán? Confused about the culture? Ask a Yucateca is a new column written by Yesica Benitez, a local resident, and our marketing director.

Photos of a ‘red tide’ in Yucatán were actually taken in...

Images of Yucatán's coastline supposedly showing the arrival of a "red tide" have been debunked by specialists who say the photographs are actually taken in Florida.

Kiteboarding takes Yucatán’s coast by storm

With 378 kilometers of coastline stretching from Celestún to El Cuyo, there is more than room enough for everyone to do their own thing.

Beach communities across Yucatán brace for an influx of tourists

Coastal communities across Yucatán are preparing for their first true Easter Holiday season since 2019.

Long weekend draws huge crowds to beaches across the Yucatán

kend, and spring break is likely to have all contributed to the above-average size of the crowds.

Sea turtles in Yucatán are hatching late. An expert explains.

Marine Biologist, Jesús Manuel Cuevas Medina answers our questions about the health of Yucatán’s sea turtle population and how we can help.

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the...

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?

New residents in Yucatán flock to the beach

The real-estate market on Yucatán’s coastline continues to heat up as a growing number of people from across the country and the world continue to buy up properties.

What is behind the growing number of dolphins washing up on...

Wildlife authorities and biologists are showing concern over an increase in the number of beached dolphins found on Yucatán’s beaches.  Over the weekend, four deceased...

Scientists warn of a potential environmental disaster on Yucatán beaches

Record-breaking amounts of sargassum could soon reach the Peninsula, scientists said at a Mérida conference. 

Should Yucatán develop its very own Cancún-like hotel zone?

Tourism developers suggest developing a three-mile-long hotel zone along Yucatán's coast.

Dolphin found beached on the shore of San Crisanto

Video of the rescue was captured by one of the fishermen who can be heard speaking to the dolphin and reassuring it with gentle gestures..

Progreso’s boardwalk gets a new makeover — despite closure

Authorities, restauranteurs, and shop owners are hoping that the improvements will help reinvigorate the community's ailing tourism industry in the near future.

Beach erosion now creeping in on 100% of Yucatán beach homes

"We need a new set of standards to address the problem, as honestly efforts so far have not only been unsuccessful but have actually made the problem worse," said Pedro Castro Borges, of the CInsvestav research institute.

New measures needed to protect Yucatán’s beaches from pollution

Worrying levels of pollution have been detected at four of Yucatán's beaches.

New closures hit Telchac’s boardwalk and beaches

Authorities in Telchac anounced that starting today, its boardwalk and beaches would be closed until furhter notice.

Quintana Roo enlists the Navy in the fight against sargassum

Mexico’s navy has removed over 10,000 tons of sargassum from the coastline of Quintana Roo. The unsightly seaweed was cleared from beaches in seven municipalities across the state.

Progreso renovation respects the classic lines of a mid-century home

One block off the Gulf, but still close enough to catch the breezes — and the sand — Casa Mareto was built in 1950 and was owned by the same family until now.

Cancún task force targets businesses that block the beach

Authorities in Cancún mounted a task force to remove obstacles that mark off so-called private beaches. Mexico's constitution does not allow for private beaches. The...

Despite COVID-19, Sisal struggles to manage all its tourists

Restaurateurs and hotel operators in Sisal say that the growth of tourism in the coastal community is rapidly outpacing capacity.  Despite the pandemic, tourism in...