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Local officials feel that the tiny resort island has reached capacity and any further development would be catastrophic.
More 630,400-hectares of refuge area has been established to protect whale sharks between Isla Mujeres and Holbox.
The previous Holbox administration granted 300 building permits without reviewing development plans, the island current leaders charge.
The state's newly created Tourism Promotion Council is charged with promoting many of the Yucatán's Peninsula's lesser-known destinations and he's been given a staff of 30 to do it.
Some local officials feel that the tiny resort island has reached capacity and any further development would put its fragile ecosystem at risk.
Two tropical fishing villages are polar opposite when it comes to addressing the coming tourist economy.
Access to Isla Holbox is cut off until 4 p.m. today while an icky emergency situation remains unresolved.
Faced with the need to deal professionally with environmental crimes against the Yucatán Peninsula, the Federal Police have received training to safeguard protected areas.