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Quintana Roo is Now Seaweed Free, Governor Says

The beaches in Cancún and those along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula are now cleared of sargassum, according to Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González. Joaquín said there has not been a significant resurgence of the algae in recent weeks, thanks to the Mexican Navy and President López ...

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Sargassum arrivals down: clean beaches in Quintana Roo

Sargassum arrivals down: clean beaches in Quintana Roo

The beaches at Cancún and elsewhere on the Caribbean coast are clean and free of sargassum, according to Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín González. He attributed the clean coastline to efforts by the Mexican navy and President López Obrador.   Joaquín said there hasn’t been a significant resurgence of the ...

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The Mexican Caribbean: 2000 rooms emptier today than a year ago

The Mexican Caribbean: 2000 rooms emptier today than a year ago

CANCUN Quintana Roo (Agencies) – The Mexican Caribbean shows this 2019 an average of 2,000 occupied hotel rooms less than in the same period last year. According to Jorge Hernandez, president of the Mexican Federation of Tourist Associations (Fematur), the main destinations of Quintana Roo have recorded a drop in ...

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Massive Clean Up Yields Sargassum-Free Beaches in Quintana Roo

Massive Clean Up Yields Sargassum-Free Beaches in Quintana Roo

In the face of this season’s sargassum seaweed invasion, one Mexican-Caribbean community has succeeded in clearing its beaches so that tourists can continue to enjoy their ideal beachside vacations. Rodolfo Espadas, Vice President of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Costa Maya, explained that it was through the efforts of the ...

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Sargassum-fighting measures put turtles at risk in Quintana Roo

Sargassum-fighting measures put turtles at risk in Quintana Roo

The methods used to prevent sargassum from reaching Quintana Roo beaches pose a risk to nesting sea turtles and their offspring, two conservationists warn. Miriam Tzeek, president of the Quintana Roo Sea Turtles Committee, told the newspaper Milenio that barriers placed in the sea to stop the seaweed from washing ...

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