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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican environmental agency said Thursday that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore. Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, environment chief for Quintana Roo state, said he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures ...

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The Man Who Builds Beaches

The Man Who Builds Beaches

The following is an excerpt of The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser. Then there are the places where the beach itself is being hauled off. Illegal beach sand mining has been reported all over the world. In Morocco and Algeria, illegal miners have stripped entire beaches for construction sand, leaving ...

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Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots

Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots

Tanzania, the Maldives and Hong Kong are among the fastest growing tourist destinations for Irish holidaymakers who are increasingly opting for long-haul holidays. That’s according to Ireland’s largest independent travel specialists, Travel Counsellors, which has experienced a surge in bookings for a number of new markets. Since last November, bookings ...

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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican environmental agency said Thursday that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore. Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, environment chief for Quintana Roo state, said he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures in ...

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Beaches and borders

Beaches and borders

FEW Britons have heard of Anguilla. Yet the tiny Caribbean island, home to around 14,000 people, is proud to be a British overseas territory. In the 1960s its islanders successfully staged a bloodless rebellion to stop Britain granting them independence as part of St Kitts Nevis, around 60 miles to ...

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VIDEO: Curaçao’s Buzzing Beach Scene

VIDEO: Curaçao's Buzzing Beach Scene

  Even on a hot day, Mambo Beach is effortlessly cool. It’s a weekday afternoon, and the lounge chairs are filled with sunseekers, travelers are finding some shade in the pool and there’s nary an empty palapa in sight. The story’s the same on Jan Thiel too, and at the ...

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Brexit in the CaribbeanBeaches and borders

Brexit in the CaribbeanBeaches and borders

FEW Britons have heard of Anguilla. Yet the tiny Caribbean island, home to around 14,000 people, is proud to be a British overseas territory. In the 1960s its islanders successfully staged a bloodless rebellion to stop Britain granting them independence as part of St Kitts Nevis, around 60 miles to ...

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Colombia’s Hidden Gem for Beach Lovers

Colombia's Hidden Gem for Beach Lovers

The drive east from Santa Marta is reminiscent of California’s Route 1, with breakneck curves, roads with no shoulder and daredevil drivers. The road snakes along the Caribbean coast, cutting through blue stone that slants at severe angles, with the steep peaks of the Sierra Nevada on the horizon. At ...

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The best tropical honeymoon destinations

The best tropical honeymoon destinations

<p class="content-body__paragraph" data-reactid=".12w6nlxvola. 0.0. 4.0. 0.0. 1.0. 3.$6. $0″>There are three different types of rooms available, all with their charms. Choose from half on the beach, half in the jungle, or out over the water. Over-the-ocean bungalows or pavilions with private plunge pools are the stuff dreams are made of, ...

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Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Staying in any of these fabulous hotels would be a dream come true for us. Especially given our apartment is infested with cockroaches right now. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort Spa, Maldives, recently feature on ‘The Bachelorette’ finale, launched romantic packages for couples Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort Spa, Maldives has announced the launch ...

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