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Cancún task force targets businesses that block the beach

Despite clear laws which prohibit the practice, many beaches in Quintana roo operate as defacto private beaches. Photo: Carlos Rosado van...

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

Sisal has long been considered one of Yucatán’s best beach destinations. Photo: Courtesy Restaurateurs and hotel operators in...

Celestún’s beaches to remain open to the public for Easter

Celestún’s beaches are considered by many as one of Yucatáns best. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Despite...

A busy spring break could undermine Cancún’s economic recovery

Authorities brace for an onslaught of spring breakers in Cancún. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Cancún and...

Sargassum returns: Unsightly algae returns to the Riviera Maya

Sargassum on Cancún beaches in 2019. Photo: File Beachgoers in Quintana Roo have begun to notice the return...

Yucatán’s beaches officially open to the public again Wednesday

Progreso’s beach and boardwalk have remained closed for two weeks. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Yucatán's beaches...

NGO: Now is the time to take action and care for...

Plastics have become a problem for marine ecosystems arround the world. Photo: Courtesy Volunteers working with the non-governmental...

Expats explode after video shows a foreigner’s rage against neighbor

A neighbor vandalizes a palapa under construction in Sisal, a still from a Facebook video indicates. Video...

New law: Mexico beaches aren’t private property

A new law allows full public access to every beach in Mexico, affecting how private beach clubs operate.

Yucatan won’t budge over alcohol sales at the beach

Progreso's palapas shield visitors from the sun. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan — With the summer holiday season...

Puerto Morelos tries to trap sargassum, which nearly drowns a tourist

Thousands of feet of plastic barriers prevent tons of sargassum from reaching the beach.

Every possible solution to the sargassum crisis has an environmental downside

Collecting the seaweed-like algae at sea or on land risks fish and turtles.

Sargassum crisis could wash away tourist income by 30%

The sargassum crisis could cost the Riviera Maya up to 30 percent of its tourist trade, according to a presidential commission.

After Yucatan confrontation, national law advances to punish beach bullies

A U.S. couple walled off their beach property in Santa Clara, Yucatan, until they were pressured to take it down. Photo:...

Tide recedes 100 meters, alarming early-risers at Progreso

The so-called vaciante marina, bringing the tideline far from its normal point, roused the curiosity and even fear among the public.

Profepa stops hotel from building on sea turtle nesting site

Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Yucatán's Caribbean shore.

Sargassum torments beachgoers far beyond Riviera Maya

Sargassum, which has hit not only the Peninsula's Caribbean coast but also beaches from Texas to the Carolinas, is worse than ever this year.

Bella Hadid amuses fans during Tulum fashion shoot

Model Bella Hadid's visit to the beaches of Tulum was a work assignment, but she appeared to be having lots of fun.

Sargassum, bane of Yucatán’s beaches, could be useful on the farm

Sargassum, a nutrient-rich algae which commonly washes up on Yucatán Peninsula's beaches, may serve as an environmentally friendly fertilizer alternative.

153 sea turtle eggs rescued from busy Progreso beach

Rescuers recovered 153 hawksbill eggs that nested on a beach much too busy for baby sea turtles.

Gulf waters in good condition as health authorities monitor for ‘red...

Yucatán's beaches are ready for Easter-week vacationers as health authorities test the Gulf waters for algae that causes a repellent "red tide."

Help for eroding beaches will have to wait for next administration

Shrinking beaches have put 1,300 properties in danger, but Yucatán's beach rescue program is out of money, said a state official.

Erosion shrinks beaches, threatens homes

At kilometer 32 along the Chicxulub-Telchac Puerto highway, some 15 meters of beach have been lost to erosion, which now threatens several summer properties.

Mérida and Progreso combine efforts to lure more tourists

Mérida lacks beaches, and Progreso has them. Now, the two cities are collaborating to promote tourism between both municipalities.