Unpleasant mosquitos attack parts of Merida

Authorities point out that although these insects are annoying, they do not transmit illnesses. Merida, Yucatan. After many citizen reports of the presence of annoying large mosquito swarms in the west and east colonias of the city of Mérida, the Ministry of Health of Yucatán reported that these specimens are not to be feared since they belong More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Three Crocodiles draw bathers out of the ocean in PDC

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo.- Once again, the sighting of crocodiles has caused alarm. As previously stated in this article, of the three crocodiles on Punta Esmeralda beach caused the area to remain closed to the More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – LOAFERS, LOUNGING AND BARS, STUDIO 54? BLACK SKIMMER

Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger, Rayador Americano (Spanish).   PHOTO: Cherie Pittillo From a distance, distinctive black-and-white plumed birds lounging on a sand bar contrast with their family cousins, the More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
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Great white shark stalks small boat, shocking fishermen

Five Wisconsin natives got more than they were expecting during a fishing expedition Friday off the coast of South Carolina. Chip Michalove, owner and operator of Outcast Fishing on Hilton Head Island, SC, had planned More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Ciudad del Carmen Zoo will close due to lack of care for the animals

Animals will be transferred to Tabasco and Merida zoos, because they have the infrastructure to guarantee adequate care of the animals… CIUDAD DEL CARMEN, Campeche – Due to failure to heed an order to properly More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DIVERSE BUT FAMILIAR

Although I traveled on a different continent to a country almost the same size as the United States, less Alaska, I saw many wildlife species that reminded me of the Yucatan or Mexico during my two week stay in More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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‘Alternative’ tourism promoted for rural Yucatan

It is intended that visitors have direct contact with nature and towns’ cultural expressions… MERIDA – With the aim of strengthening alternative tourism through the promotion, dissemination and commercialization More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Spider monkeys are kings of Quintana Roo’s Mayan forests

Despite the state’s urban growth, most of Quintana Roo remains wild forest where the amazing spider monkey lives… Quintana Roo – The spider monkey, also known by its Mayan name “ma’ax”, is More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Dust-up in Akumal Bay turtle area results in tourist’s arrest

AKUMAL BAY, Q.Roo — A tourist has been detained after assaulting a federal guard of the National Commission of Protected Areas. The incident occurred Tuesday when an on-duty guard from the National Commission More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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“First Yucatan Wildlife Fair” to feature native species

The event will be held on Sunday November 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Yucatan Science Technology Park, located in the highway Sierra Papacal-Chuburna km 5.5. Participants in the free event for the whole family More...