Today, Isla Mujeres has become a favorite place for foreigners when visiting the Riviera Maya, and has been listed by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards as one of the best places to vacation.
This is due to its crystalline waters free of sargassum throughout the year and the incredible amount of tourist activities in Isla Mujeres that you can do within it, such as: visiting the underwater museum, snorkeling in Playa Norte, touring the magical town, etc.
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Sargassum is a species of brown algae that is usually found floating on most tropical beaches. Its main function is to serve as a habitat for many marine species, such as: fish, crabs, turtles, etc., since it provides them with food and shelter.
The presence of seaweed on beaches is not considered a serious risk to human health. However, an excess of Sargassum can be toxic to some marine species and affect the functioning of the ecosystem, causing lack of light and oxygenation.
Normally, hurricanes help the sargassum to spread until it reaches the Caribbean Sea. However, in recent years there have been cases where the presence of seaweed in Quintana Roo is year-round, as this phenomenon has increased thanks to pollution and global warming. As there is more heat and organic waste, the ideal environment is created for these algae to increase their growth in an accelerated manner.
However, there are seasons (April to September) when their presence becomes acute, making it impossible to enjoy the warm waters of the coast.
Thanks to current technology, the behavior of sargassum can be monitored with satellite images and drones to know where, when and in what volume it will arrive during the season.
This real-time monitoring of sargassum has allowed us to discover that the coasts of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, thanks to its privileged location, are now 100% free of sargassum, making them an ideal option to enjoy the best of the Caribbean Sea.
If you are about to vacation in the Mexican Caribbean and the Riviera Maya, here we recommend the best options to enjoy your vacation without sargassum in Isla Mujeres:
In these seaweed-free beaches, you can snorkel and swim in the shallow waters. In addition, you can enjoy the white sand and perfect climate of the island.
To make your trip to Isla Mujeres an unforgettable experience, we recommend staying at Hotel Beló, one of the hotels located on the shores of the warm, sargassum-free waters of the Caribbean Sea.
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Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres
Carretera Sac Bajo No. 046 Lt. 5 Mz. 072 SM 07 Isla Mujeres, Q.Roo C.P. 77400