Daily Seaweed Status Report for Beaches in Mexico: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and More

Daily Seaweed Status Report for Beaches in Mexico: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and More

In 2024, the sargassum seaweed season in the Cancun Area is anticipated to start earlier than usual, following the trend from 2023 when it began in February. Typically, the season starts in early spring, triggered by rising ocean temperatures that facilitate seaweed growth and reproduction.

Beaches most affected by high concentrations of algae include Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Sian Ka’an, and certain areas between Cancun and Puerto Morelos.

However, accurately predicting which beaches will be affected and to what extent is extremely difficult, as conditions change almost daily and often without notice. 

Read on for the latest information on the sargassum situation at these beaches.

Daily Cancun Area Seaweed Updates and Beach Photos:

Join our Seaweed/Sargassum Cancun FB group where locals and tourists post photos and videos from the area

April 11, 2024: Massive Arrival of Seaweed to Mexican Caribbean from April 6

Massive invasions of seaweed started happening in the Mexican Caribbean. From April 6, people started uploading photos into our FB seaweed reporting group with huge amounts of seaweed on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, etc. This invasion continues throughout the week and it’s most likely caused by increased temperatures in the Caribbean.

Here are some photos from our FB group:

Playacar – April 10
Source: Traveling Lifestyle

March 30, 2024: TULUM Video Seaweed Update

March 19 – 29

Seaweed photo/video reports from Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun

March 18: Latest video & photo reports from the main Playa del Carmen

March 18: The seaweed situation in Riviera Maya in the first two months of 2024 is significantly better than last year

The local government confirmed that the situation in the first 2 months of 2024 was significantly better than in 2023. As per numbers, in January and February 2023 they collected 1000 tons of seaweed, and in 2024 was only 200 tons. This may have been caused by lower sea temperatures which are also lower compared to…

Read full article: Mexico’s Daily Seaweed Beach Updates: Cancun, PDC, Tulum, etc.

The post “Mexico’s Daily Seaweed Beach Updates: Cancun, PDC, Tulum, etc.” by Viktor Vincej was published on 04/12/2024 by www.travelinglifestyle.net