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Old 05-06-2015   #1 (permalink)
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Sargassum/ Seaweed

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How is it these days? Will be down in a few weeks
Muchos Gracias
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Old 05-06-2015   #2 (permalink)
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Almost none until yesterday, then quite a bit today after some winds. Comes and goes (btw, landing in CUN if you have good visibility you can see the huge swaths of the thing deeper at sea)
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The water was good today at Wah Wah's, but if the winds pick up and skies darken, so does the water. It was much better than in Puerto Morales, which was really full of the sea grass.
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We're on the north beach (around 38th) and it's been pretty bad the entire time we've been here and we arrived on the 11th. Haven't walked too far south so can't comment on those beaches, but there's a lot of seaweed on the beach here and a decent amount in the water, although once you wade out about 20 yards it gets clearer, with just a few pieces floating around. It's a freaking mess and I feel sorry for the guys who try to clean it off the beaches as it's a losing battle.
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we were there from the 29th of April for 10 days and we had it most day i could not get over how bad the beach was while we were there lots of it was rockey and then we had sargassum as well.we were thinkin of going back next year but if the beach does not improve we wont be back as the beach is a big part of our hoilday saying that we did enjoy ourself
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we were at Wah Wah on Sunday. The shallow water was full of sagassum and there was some on the beach
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Has sucked last 3 days.
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All last week for previous 2 wks in Playacar it was not nice. Went to Tulum last monday - MUCH better. A few patches, but quite fine to go in water and not as much around. Yes it comes and goes......
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All last week for previous 2 wks in Playacar it was not nice. Went to Tulum last monday - MUCH better. A few patches, but quite fine to go in water and not as much around. Yes it comes and goes......

The beach webcam at Playacar Palace has looked terrible today. Seaweed on the beach, brown water - YUCK! Feel bad for the folks that are there now. Hope it clears up by the tie we are there in 2 weeks.
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It's a day by day thing......Mother Nature whatcha gonna do.
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It's a day by day thing......Mother Nature whatcha gonna do.
hang at the pool . . . swim in a cenote . . . go to Xel Ha . . . Coba . . . those are all of my back up plans. We will make the best of it if the sargassum is there when we are. But I sure do hope it's not.
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Old 05-27-2015   #12 (permalink)
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Are they making an effort to clean it up in playacar phase 1? When we were there in November they let it sit for days without removing it...
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I just hope that it improves soon we are thinking of going back next year and flights will be on sale in the next few mths but would hate to if the beach was as bad as it was when we were there with the Sargassum and also the rocks in the water
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I just hope that it improves soon we are thinking of going back next year and flights will be on sale in the next few mths but would hate to if the beach was as bad as it was when we were there with the Sargassum and also the rocks in the water
The beach/sargassum conditions in PDC seem to be causing so much angst. Now that we are in a position to travel more, and since Southwest has started flying in to CUN, we had hoped to be like many of the fortunate folks on this forum who have made visiting PDC a regular part of their lives. I know that the sargassum is beyond anyone's control, and is also unpredictable. It seems like it has been a semi regular feature on the coast though for months now. As we watch flights to plan future trips, I am thinking Isla Mujeres will be our next destination unless this stuff clears out. Having a bit to deal with is ok . . . but some of the pictures and reports that are floating around make it look pretty undesirable. While we love lots of things about PDC, undoubtably the beach is the biggest selling feature for us.

All that to say . . . I hope mother nature makes a shift, but if not, and this is the new norm, then we will continue to vacay in QR, but choose a place that seems insulated from the seaweed.
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All that to say . . . I hope mother nature makes a shift, but if not, and this is the new norm, then we will continue to vacay in QR, but choose a place that seems insulated from the seaweed.
I am not sure that any place in the Carribean, much less Q. Roo, is immuned to the sargassum
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