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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...

While “Flippy” was able to return to the ocean with help of local fishermen, not all dolphins are so lucky. Photo:...

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

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...