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.
Model Bella Hadid’s visit to the beaches of Tulum was a work assignment, but she appeared to be having lots of fun.
Sargassum, a nutrient-rich algae which commonly washes up on Yucatán Peninsula’s beaches, may serve as an environmentally friendly fertilizer alternative.
Rescuers recovered 153 hawksbill eggs that nested on a beach much too busy for baby sea turtles.
Yucatán’s beaches are ready for Easter-week vacationers as health authorities test the Gulf waters for algae that causes a repellent “red tide.”
Shrinking beaches have put 1,300 properties in danger, but Yucatán’s beach rescue program is out of money, said a state official.
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 lacks beaches, and Progreso has them. Now, the two cities are collaborating to promote tourism between both municipalities.
A group of Yucatecan entrepreneurs is looking to build a luxury destination here for cruise ship passengers looking for a new excursion.
An estimated 30,000 local, national and international tourists descended on Progreso’s malecon on Sunday, lured by beautiful weather.