21/08/2018 at 2:15 pm #618
We are due to arrive in 4 weeks hopefully it will have cleared somebody.we were there in 2015 and it was awful but was not too bad last year23/08/2018 at 1:25 pm #633
´… the sargassum removal boat, of which it took possession in January 2016.´24/08/2018 at 4:02 pm #642
I was informed that the Beach Cleaning on 38th Street / Beach was
cancelled this Morning due to the Beach being clean today.
not sure what that says about the Water.24/08/2018 at 4:12 pm #643
update: several People confirmed, seems the Sargasso is moving away from the Coast … for now.26/08/2018 at 5:56 pm #660
We posted beach pics over on the Beach Thursday thread last week, if that helps.
Meanwhile, I just saw this: Sargassum barriers placed along Playa del Carmen beaches23/02/2019 at 9:19 am #1907
Update Feb.22, 2019
The volume of sargaso ( seaweed) coming ashore is continuous and the volume is unbelievable. The men and equipment can not keep up. This picture was taken Feb 22 at the bottom of 4th after the cleaning crew retired for the day. Removing the seaweed isn’t sustainable and a new plan is needed. Mother Nature is winning this battle.
In all the years coming to Playa this is the worst sargaso season yet. Over the years the sargaso coming ashore has been increasing and this time of year has been the period when the most volume comes ashore. The sargaso in the water is so thick that swimming is impossible. The smell is atrocious! Enjoying a day at the beach is becoming more difficult as most beaches are receiving large quantities of sargaso.
However there is a positive. The beach is growing and at the bottom of 4th it is wider than I have seen in some time.23/02/2019 at 4:30 pm #1908
It is awful to see it like that we were hopeing there would be some improvement this year.we are booked for may I feel this will be our last trip for a while.last year we were unable to enjoy the beach and it looks like it is going to be the same this year.
Tourism has to be down when the beach is showing no sign of improvement24/02/2019 at 12:18 am #1911
Beach is wider than I’ve seen in a long time. Actually amazing the depth it has gained in the few weeks I’ve been here.
The sargassum is horrible at the moment. Ghost town on the beach the
past couple days.24/02/2019 at 6:24 pm #1915
There are lots of clean beaches over on the Bay of Campeche side of the Yucatan penninsula. We are passing through there again right now. Around Sabancuy is beautiful green water and nice long sandy beaches. I am amazed that there isn’t more tourism over this way….. no sargassum.25/02/2019 at 11:16 am #1917
Are the Sargassum barriers in place or were they ever put in place?27/02/2019 at 3:11 pm #1929
it was so bad i couldnt walk to fishermens resort yesterday,,,so i had to walk through phase 114/03/2019 at 8:39 am #2003
It’s been quite a good deal better recently than what is shown and described above. A shot from central Playa this morning is over on the Beach Thursday thread or here, if you want to see:
Muy buenos días a todos, este #JuevesPlayero!A very good #BeachThursday morning to everyone!#PlayaMaya #PlayadelCarmen #RivieraMaya
ETA: Ah, didn’t know such FB links would show up as images like that here — cool! 🙂
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Friends coming in Saturday staying in playacar , hows the Sargassum ? Thanks06/05/2019 at 8:01 am #2126
From what I have been reading and seeing online it is pretty bad up and down the coast. In some spots it is just downright nasty.
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