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Beyond Cozumel’s beaches are fascinating Mayan ruins to explore

During the late post-classic San Gervasio grew to be one of the Maya’s most important ceremonial centers in the Costa Oriental Region.

Getaways: Exploring Bacalar and its astonishing  ‘7-color lagoon’

Just 30 minutes from Chetumal lay the resort town of Bacalar — one of the most stunning destinations on Quintana Roo’s extensive coast line.

Baby manatee rescued from lagoon in Quintana Roo

The tiny calf would have most likely died without the intervention of rescuers who were alerted of the calves' precarious state by locals from the area. 

Caribbean volcano sending clouds of toxic gas our way

Clouds of sulfuric acid from a large volcanic eruption on Saint Vincent is expected to hit the Yucatán this week. Air quality is expected to...

Bacalar tour operators and tourists throw caution to the wind

Residents in Bacalar are complaining that motorized boats continue to violate navigation rules on the lagoon. Over last week's long weekend, boats and jet skis...

Bacalar’s lagoon has begun to recover its vibrant colors

Bacalar's "seven-color" lagoon has begun to recover some of its lost splendor. Municipal authorities said that the loss of the lagoons' bright bands of color...

Carib settlers traveled from Yucatan Peninsula, archaeological study suggests

The Yucatan Peninsula has a key role in how the Caribbean islands were settled, reports Live Science.

El Niño may prolong sargasso tides into next year

Contradicting predictions that sargassum will abate by December, the president of the Ocean Network in Mexico warned that the crisis will last into the beginning of 2019.

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.

18-meter-long fin whale rescued off Q. Roo coast

An 18-meter-long/60-foot-long fin whale was rescued after being found stranded off this tiny island off the Yum Balam preserve.

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.

Protecting Caribbean culture while cultivating tourism — topic at La Plancha summit

How does society protect local culture while welcoming more tourists? Around 130 researchers and academics from Mexico and the Caribbean are comparing notes on that quandary.
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