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Sargassum Season Is Almost Over In Cancun

This month, sargassum levels in Cancun and Quintana Roo are predicted to drop rapidly. Monitoring by the state’s Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) has shown that no massive arrivals of the seaweed are expected to arrive on Cancun’s shores from this week onwards. This is a huge relief for tourists looking to visit …

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Playa del Carmen Beaches Are Sargassum-Free For First Time In 6 Months

Playa del Carmen’s beaches are sargassum-free for the first time in over six months as the Atlantic hurricane season is helping keep the brown seaweed at bay. The resort town has struggled to contain vast quantities of sargassum seaweed over the summer, with authorities this year cleaning up more sargassum than at any point in …

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Cancun Beaches Will Start To See Decreases In The Amount Of Sargassum This Week

A report carried out by Quintana Roo’s Secretary of the Navy (Semar) found that there will be a reduction of leafy-brown seaweed arriving on Cancun’s beaches, from this week onwards. Known as sargassum, this sea plant has been known to spoil beachside vacations for tourists in the Mexican-Caribbean, due to its unsightly appearance and foul …

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These 4 Beaches Near Cancun Have No Sargassum Seaweed

Cancun is a tourist hotspot for many reasons: it combines the rich culture of the Mexican Caribbean with stunning archaeological sites, delicious cuisine and plenty of sun all year round. But the real star of the show is undoubtedly its soft, sandy beaches and azure blue surf. This summer, an estimated four to five million …

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The Best Times To Enjoy A Vacation In Cancun Without Sargassum Seaweed

How To Avoid The Smelly Seaweed On Your Next Trip To The Mexican Caribbean Planning a trip to Cancun or anywhere in the Mexican Caribbean is exciting. Whether you’re a beach bum or a Mayan ruin explorer, there’s so much to look forward to about your trip. But, if you’ve never been before, there might …

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Five Places Near Cancun To Explore When The Beaches Are Full Of Sargassum 

The sargassum flooding into the Mexican Caribbean does not seem to be letting up this year but tourists are still flocking to the area and there are five places near Cancun for those tourists to explore when the beaches are full of sargassum.  While the beaches are the main draw of the popular vacation destination, …

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This Mexican Caribbean Destination Is Seeing Its Popularity Surge Thanks To Sargassum-Free Beaches

Holbox is quickly emerging as a tourism hotspot this summer thanks to its sargassum-free beaches. Tourists have been flocking to the tropical island for some time already, but in recent weeks its popularity has spiked thanks to its unique hotel scene and pristine nature. Holbox island is a tropical paradise located just a few miles …

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One Of Cancun’s Most Popular Beaches Disappears Under Layer Of Sargassum Over The Weekend

Playa Delfines, one of Cancun’s most popular beaches, saw massive amounts of sargassum wash up on its sands over the weekend. In only two days, over 150 tons of seaweed were removed from the busy beach, with cleaners ramping up efforts in the coming days. Late July and all of August usually see the highest …

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Tulum Sargassum Barriers Set To Be Complete In 10 Days

This week, 600 meters of sargassum barriers were installed along the coast of Tulum, in an effort to prevent the foul-smelling seaweed from washing ashore. Around 25% of the barrier has now been constructed, with the total coverage projected to be 2,350 meters. Quintana Roo authorities have stated that the sargassum barrier will be completed …

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Cancun And Mexican Caribbean Entering Period Of Peak Sargassum Levels

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are heading into a period of peak sargassum levels, in which the greatest amounts of the mostly harmless but smelly seaweed wash up on local beaches. Late July to late August sees the highest quantities of sargassum on Mexican Caribbean shores as authorities ramp up efforts to keep beaches clean. …

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