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Yucatan won’t budge over alcohol sales at the beach

Progreso's palapas shield visitors from the sun. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan — With the summer holiday season...

Puerto Morelos tries to trap sargassum, which nearly drowns a tourist

Thousands of feet of plastic barriers prevent tons of sargassum from reaching the beach.

Every possible solution to the sargassum crisis has an environmental downside

Collecting the seaweed-like algae at sea or on land risks fish and turtles.

Sargassum crisis could wash away tourist income by 30%

The sargassum crisis could cost the Riviera Maya up to 30 percent of its tourist trade, according to a presidential commission.

After Yucatan confrontation, national law advances to punish beach bullies

A U.S. couple walled off their beach property in Santa Clara, Yucatan, until they were pressured to take it down. Photo:...

Tide recedes 100 meters, alarming early-risers at Progreso

The so-called vaciante marina, bringing the tideline far from its normal point, roused the curiosity and even fear among the public.

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.

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.

Bella Hadid amuses fans during Tulum fashion shoot

Model Bella Hadid's visit to the beaches of Tulum was a work assignment, but she appeared to be having lots of fun.

Sargassum, bane of Yucatán’s beaches, could be useful on the farm

Sargassum, a nutrient-rich algae which commonly washes up on Yucatán Peninsula's beaches, may serve as an environmentally friendly fertilizer alternative.

153 sea turtle eggs rescued from busy Progreso beach

Rescuers recovered 153 hawksbill eggs that nested on a beach much too busy for baby sea turtles.

Gulf waters in good condition as health authorities monitor for ‘red...

Yucatán's beaches are ready for Easter-week vacationers as health authorities test the Gulf waters for algae that causes a repellent "red tide."

Help for eroding beaches will have to wait for next administration

Shrinking beaches have put 1,300 properties in danger, but Yucatán's beach rescue program is out of money, said a state official.

Erosion shrinks beaches, threatens homes

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 and Progreso combine efforts to lure more tourists

Mérida lacks beaches, and Progreso has them. Now, the two cities are collaborating to promote tourism between both municipalities.

Investors in Chuburná plan luxury entertainment project

A group of Yucatecan entrepreneurs is looking to build a luxury destination here for cruise ship passengers looking for a new excursion.

Banner day for visitors, merchants at the beach

An estimated 30,000 local, national and international tourists descended on Progreso's malecon on Sunday, lured by beautiful weather.

Nesting sea turtles to face Easter-week crowds

Sea turtle nesting and Easter week coincides this year, which is worrying to anyone concerned about the fragile sea turtle population.

Fishermen blame oil rigs for whale death

Biologists and biology students will perform an autopsy on the fin whale found in Progreso, but fishermen who found it have their own theory.

Stranded whale towed ashore

Apparently for the first time in Yucatán's recorded history, a huge whale more than 5 meters long washed ashore in Progreso.

Beach rescue reaches Chicxulub

A program to combat beach erosion now reaches from Chicxulub to Uaymitún, some of the beaches most affected by the loss of sand.