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Cancun Will Be Free From Sargassum Seaweed Throughout Entire Winter

After struggling with the landfall of sargassum seaweed throughout most of 2022, Cancun and all of the surrounding towns in the wider Riviera Maya, including Tulum and Puerto Morelos, will remain officially free from the disruptive organism throughout winter. During the long-awaited season, tourists will once again enjoy immaculate Caribbean beaches – with no foul-smelling …

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Sargassum Seaweed Season Is Officially Over In Cancun And The Mexican Caribbean

Travelers can rejoice, as it seems that the sargassum seaweed season is officially over in Cancun and throughout the Mexican Caribbean. Sargassum – an unsightly, stinky seaweed that washes up on beaches all over the world – has plagued the beaches of many American traveler’s favorite destinations throughout Mexico, making beaches unsightly and hazardous and, …

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Sargassum Seaweed At Low Levels In Cancun After Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona has been creating havoc with its dangerous winds and heavy rains across the Caribbean. This hurricane has also affected the natural water currents in the region, changing the direction of the sargassum seaweed, benefitting Cancun. As reported by the Mexican news website Reportur, beaches in the Quintana Roo region—where tourist destinations like Cancun, …

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Cancun Ranked Most Popular Destination For Americans This Fall

Cancun is calling, once again. TripAdvisor released its fall travel index this week and the verdict is in: Mexico ranks #1 for U.S. travelers this fall, with Cancun being the top destination of choice for 2022.  While Cancun broke records for its number of international arrivals over the pandemic, things don’t seem to be slowing …

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This Is When Seaweed Season Ends In Cancun So You Can Book Your Winter Getaway

Cancun may have established itself as the world’s top vacay hotspot, but sargassum remains its biggest foe. The Mexican city, home to an array of luxury resorts and cultural attractions, has been battling the phenomenon for the better part of 2022, with future guests now wondering: When, exactly, should they book a Cancun getaway to …

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Record Amounts Of Seaweed Invading Top Destinations Including Cancun And Puerto Rico

Masses of sargassum seaweed have been invading popular and touristic Caribbean destinations—from Puerto Rico to Barbados— for months, ruining travelers’ vacations and worrying local authorities about economic and environmental consequences.  “This year has been the worst year on record,” said the researcher and faculty member with Florida Sea Grant Lisa Krimsky as reported by the …

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Brown Smelly Seaweed Called Sargassum Invading Most Popular Caribbean Destinations

A brown, smelly seaweed called sargassum is invading most popular destinations in the Caribbean, potentially ruining the vacations of millions of travelers this summer. Whilst most travelers head to the Caribbean in search of soft sand, clear blue seas and a vacation that’s a treat for all the senses, the reality this summer could be …

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Cancun Expecting Its Worst Seaweed Season In 5 Years

Cancun is expecting its worst seaweed season in five years – with record amounts of Sargassum expected to be washed ashore along its coastline and beaches. With Mexico’s Navy Secretary, José Ojeda, having recently described the situation as “alarming” – the nation’s officials are bracing themselves for what could be the largest amount of the …

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Seaweed Piles Up On Cancun Beaches – What Visitors Need To Know

The battle with seaweed (sargassum) is on for Cancun hotels and city workers. The Cancun Sun was on the ground in the famous hotel zone of Cancun this week to observe the seaweed accumulations over the course of the day. Here is exactly what to expect as visitors to Cancun during seaweed season. Can you …

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