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Thousands of feet of plastic barriers prevent tons of sargassum from reaching the beach.
Collecting the seaweed-like algae at sea or on land risks fish and turtles.
The sargassum crisis could cost the Riviera Maya up to 30 percent of its tourist trade, according to a presidential commission.
A U.S. couple walled off their beach property in Santa Clara, Yucatan, until they were pressured to take it down. Photo:...
The so-called vaciante marina, bringing the tideline far from its normal point, roused the curiosity and even fear among the public.
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, 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.
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.