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Sargazo Puerto Morelos

Sargazo Puerto Morelos

The tourist destinations of Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Puerto Morelos, in Quintana Roo, are affected by the arrival of tons of sargazo affecting the tourism and destroying the Caribbean beaches. Depending on the time of the year and which part of the Riviera Maya, you will find sargazo in many beaches. Follow the news to know the situation of sargazo Puerto Morelos.

What are Sargassum?

Sargassum (or sargazo in Spanish) is a brown macroalgae that is found on the sea surface and is carried by the currents of the Atlantic Ocean to the beaches of the Caribbean. In recent years, a greater volume of sargazo has reached the coasts of Quintana Roo, which is causing harm to the tourism sector and the local population.


Martha García Sánchez, from the Puerto Morelos Reef Systems Academic Unit of the ICML, indicated that sargassum is made up of pelagic species that have their life cycle in the water column. It is not reported that they have sexual reproduction, they are clonal species and that is why they reproduce rapidly.

Sargazo is a brown marine macroalgae of the genus Sargassum. It can be seen floating on the surface of the ocean.

Sargassum serves as an important habitat for many marine species, providing food, shade, and shelter for fish, shrimp, crabs, and turtles. But it also represents an affectation when it is in large quantities. So Sargazo Puerto Morelos is not the best for this little town.

When is the Sargassum season in Cancun?

From April to September, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea change their hue due to the presence of sargassum. If you want to immerse yourself in beaches free of these algae and avoid Sargazo Puerto Morelos, the best season is from October to May. So make sure you plan your trip wisely and book your transportation to Puerto Morelos.

Sargazo Puerto Morelos

Find out which beaches are algae free today in Puerto Morelos and which ones are most affected by sargassum with our real-time sargassum monitoring off the coast of Puerto Morelos.


Or follow the last updates from RedSargaso follwing the link on the image.

Beach cleaning in Puerto Morelos

The government of Puerto Morelos highlighted that five of its eight public beaches are 96% free of sargassum. To keep the beaches free of sargazo Puerto Morelos, a group of 120 workers under their charge start working at 3:50 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m.

The group of workers have at their disposal bands, containers, dump trucks, a backhoe and trucks, to collect and transport the sargassum, in addition, a sargassum boat of the Ministry of the Navy is in shallow waters to prevent new sargassum from hitting the coast.

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