Goodbye sargassum season in Playa

As we have been able to notice, those of us who live in this paradise known as Playa del Carmen, since the previous week the presence of sargassum on the beaches has been significantly reduced.

This reduction occurs after the months of August and September have been the months in which the greatest amount of sargassum has been registered in the Riviera Maya in the last 5 years.

In the first week of September, along the coast of the state of Quintana Roo, 63,252 tons of sargassum were collected, the largest amount collected this year. Last week that amount was reduced by 33%; 42,800 tons of this algae were collected.

Playa del Carmen is one of the best known beach destinations in the world, however, in the last 5 years tourists have avoided visiting it for various reasons; being the sargassum stranded on the beaches one of the main reasons.

For the rest of the year, sargassum is expected in smaller quantities, which can be stopped before they reach the beaches through various systems, whether they are sargassum extraction boats or sargassum containment barriers.

Hurricanes formed in the Atlantic Ocean have helped reduce sargassum on our beaches, dragging the algae towards the Gulf of Mexico and away from the Mexican Caribbean.

Why do tourists stay away from the beaches when they have sargassum?

The beaches of Quintana Roo are famous throughout the world for their beauty, tranquility and fine sand.

When the beaches have sargassum, that beauty is overshadowed. You cannot walk, swim or relax on the paradisiacal shores of the Caribbean.

But most importantly, the smell that comes from sargassum when it decomposes is simply unpleasant.

There is still no measure to completely prevent the arrival of sargassum on Mexican coasts, which is why you should enjoy the moments when the beaches remain virgin.

sargassum in Playa del Carmen

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