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The 7 Cancun Beaches Most Affected By Sargassum So Far In 2023

Sargassum is making a slow but steady comeback in Cancun as the city inches closer to the start of the macroalgae season. For the past several months, travelers have been able to vacation in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean without having to deal with sargassum, a pesky seaweed that washes up on local shores. This …

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How Much Seaweed To Expect On Cancun Beaches This Winter

When we think about beach trips to Cancun, most of us picture gently breaking waves, shade-providing palm trees, and pristine, white-sanded beaches. Unfortunately, as most travelers realized this year, the presence of the stinky seaweed sargassum on the beaches of Cancun became a problem that many found hard to avoid. Its pungent stench and unsightly …

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Isla Mujeres Beaches Have Been Sargassum-Free Since July

Now is one of the best times to visit beaches in Isla Mujeres, which have reported low sargassum levels since July. The tropical island has managed to keep the pesky algae at bay unlike other destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, which have struggled with high levels of the brown seaweed over the summer. Just several …

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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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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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The Navy Prepares To Install Sargassum Seaweed Barriers Around Cancun

Sargassum Season Has Already Impacted Several Quintana Roo Beaches The government of Quintana Roo announced this week that the Navy is preparing to install sargassum sea barriers to help protect the state’s beaches. Puerto Morelos will receive the first barrier this week. Quintana Roo Governor, Carlos Joaquin, announced the projects on the state’s communication page, …

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Cancun Beaches Are Still Free of Seaweed Despite Warnings of Early Arrival

During the past few days, Playa Tortugas in Cancun had an unusual increase in seaweed (sargassum); however, this past Tuesday the beach looked cleaner and with an increased number of visitors, both national and foreign. After a tour of the various beaches of this top tourist destination, there was a noticeable difference in terms of …

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Experts Fear Early Arrival of Massive Amounts of Seaweed in Cancun

Early Build Up Threatens To Ruin Tourist Beach Days Premature buildups of seaweed are causing concern among travelers who have upcoming trips booked to Cancun. This particular type of seaweed, known as sargassum is an annual battle for coastal cities in the Mexican Caribbean and much further beyond. Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen have …

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Large Amounts Of Seaweed Expected In Cancun And The Mexican Caribbean

The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy reported that 47 beaches in Quintana Roo including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum can expect large amount of seaweed (Sargassum) accumulating this week. “The trajectories of our current models show three groups of sargassum have a high probability of landfalls on the coast this week,” said a statement from the Secretariat …

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