The arrival of the sargassum algae to the coasts of Cancun and Riviera Maya has been inevitable. Climate change and other environmental situations have caused the conditions in the seas to change. This is the main reason why this seaweed now arrives massively to areas where it previously had a small presence; as is the case of the Mexican Caribbean.
In natural conditions, sargassum is an ecosystem in the open sea that doesn’t do any harm; on the contrary, it is a refuge for different species of fish and turtles. However, since the summer of 2013, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico has records of the presence of sargassum in the Mexican Caribbean in atypical quantities. At the end of 2014, its unusual arrival became constant.
Of course, the local and federal authorities have set to work to collect sargassum in Cancun and at the different beaches in the area. This, coupled with the exhaustive work that the hoteliers have done since the beginning of the arrival of this seaweed.
Sargassum free beach at Villa del Palmar Cancún
Villa del Palmar Cancun locates in Playa Mujeres, north of Cancun’s hotel zone and 30 minutes from the airport. This beautiful beach has become one of the most exclusive of the destination, as it is away from the hustle and bustle of the main avenue, giving the feeling of being in a more private Cancun. The atmosphere is more relaxed, but without leaving aside the luxury and excellent service that characterizes resorts such as Villa del Palmar.
In terms of sargassum, Playa Mujeres has not registered the massive arrival of the algae that Cancun’s hotel zone and other destinations in the Riviera Maya such as Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Puerto Morelos are experimenting. It’s one of the best sargassum free beaches to enjoy a vacation in this all-time favorite paradise of the Mexican Caribbean. Its crystal clear waters are suitable for swimming and snorkeling to admire their colorful marine world.
Also, this all-inclusive resort performs daily sargassum cleanings so that all its guests can enjoy the beautiful white beach of Playa Mujeres.
Isla Mujeres: Caribbean beaches without sargassum
Just in front of Villa del Palmar Cancun is Isla Mujeres, one of the most paradisiacal destinations in the entire Caribbean and that hasn’t been hit by the sargassum algae.
This island is an excellent option to make a day trip from Cancun. Besides having beaches without sargassum, is one of the most amazing places for snorkeling in the area. It also has a natural reef park called “Garrafón” that features zip lines over the sea, kayaks, panoramic pools, island excursions, hammocks, and even a temazcal to experience a traditional indigenous steam bath.
It’s well worth visiting the whole island, but we can tell you that Playa Norte is one of the most beautiful beaches it has. Its sea is like a vast pool in which the waves are practically non-existent. For this, it is the best option to visit with small children who want to enjoy very calm waters.
The Ultramar Ferry leaves for Isla Mujeres every 30 minutes from Puerto Juárez dock that is located just 5 minutes from Villa del Palmar Cancún. Without a doubt, visiting Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches without sargassum, is an excellent option during your stay at Villa del Palmar.
An unforgettable Caribbean getaway
Yes, sargassum has arrived in Cancun and Riviera Maya, but thanks to the joint efforts that resorts like Villa del Palmar and authorities are doing, the destination remains as one of the favorite options for unforgettable Caribbean getaways.
In addition to beaches, this whole area offers fabulous cenotes (natural freshwater cave systems), imposing Mayan archaeological sites, islands with dozens of activities for the entire family, an over the top gastronomic scene, and wellness and pampering temples like the Village Spa, nestled between lush tropical gardens and Villa del Palmar’s luxury facilities.
If you’re looking for luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Cancun where you can enjoy sargassum free beaches with beautiful turquoise waters, personalized five-star services, a variety of gourmet dining options and a host of activities on land and sea, Villa del Palmar Cancun is the place to go.
Enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean getaway at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa!
UPDATE.- September 10, 2019:
Current conditions at Playa Mujeres.
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