Sargassum seaweed continues to be an issue for Cancun beach goers as the microalgae regularly washes up on local beaches. This doesn’t mean that all of the beaches in Cancun are riddled with sargassum. In fact, there are plenty of spots that are virtually free of the foul smelling seaweed. This in part due to the geographic location of these beaches and tides aren’t currently pushing sargassum to those areas. The Marine secretary announced that local authorities are currently using multiple vessels to to remove sargassum deposits before they reach the shore.
Other government backed institutions are also providing cleanup efforts within the beaches themselves. Thanks to the efforts, tourists and locals who want to visit Cancun beaches may find that there are still beaches in the region that are totally free or with only a mild presence of sargassum. According to the most recent reports by local authorities, it’s possible to find a sargassum free beach in virtually all of the main tourist spots in and around Cancun.
Some Beaches Within The Cancun Main Hotel Zone Have Low Levels Of Sargassum
Many of the “sargassum free” beaches within Cancun itself are currently located within the shoreline that sits directly in front of Isla Mujeres. Playa El Niño is a perfect example of this, as it’s a beach that is located directly across from Isla Mujeres. Currently, the part of the island that faces out to the open sea is blocking plenty of sargassum deposits not allowing them to reach Cancun. Within the main hotel zone there are beaches like Punta Cancun, and Chac Mool beach that also feature low levels of sargassum.
Playa Marlin, which sits further south along the main hotel zone shoreline boasts low sargassum levels as well. The tip of the hotel zone that is home to The Riu hotels, and the Fiesta Americana Cancun Villas, is reporting low levels of sargassum on its beaches. Further down south within the main hotel zone Punta Nizuc beach is another name on the list of beaches with low levels of sargassum.
Beach goers may not want to venture too far south though beyond the aforementioned Punta Nizuc beach. This is because Playa Coral is currently the Cancun beach with the highest levels of sargassum. Tourists staying at the Residence inn by Marriott which is basically in between Punta Nizuc, and Playa Coral may be getting a bit of both worlds throughout their stay.
Minimal Sargassum On Main Playa del Carmen Beaches
Some of the most popular beaches in Playa del Carmen currently feature low sargassum levels. PlayaCar beach which has many popular lodging options in its vicinity is reporting low sargassum levels. The same is true about Vidanta beach, which is also home to a large real estate development that houses plenty of tourists throughout the year. Playa Car Ferry beach and Playa Mamitas beach have a relatively low presence of sargassum as well.
In that area the coast seems to be more or less clear, at least when it comes to new sargassum deposits washing up on the shore. If you’re heading over to Cozumel though, sargassum levels do appear to be rather high on part of the island. As is the case with Isla Mujeres one side of the island is seemingly overrun while the other side is more or less sargassum free.
Part of Tulum’s Main Hotel Zone Is Doing Fine
As far as Tulum goes the south hotel zone beach is doing just fine, as are the beaches of Bahia Principe, Punta Piedra, and Kantenah. It’s important to point out that these reports present the new levels of sargassum deposits in the area. Some beaches with low levels of incoming sargassum may still be riddled with the seaweed due to a slow collection process by local authorities.
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