Sargasso Seaweed is Gone in Mahahual (I Promise)

I am still getting a lot of searches on this blog about the seaweed problem that occurred here in the Caribbean this past year. I am still getting inquiries and searches like this, “Caribbean seaweed problem 2015” or “seaweed problem in the Caribbean 2015”. I get these still every day and week.

I also get a lot of emails asking if the beaches here are clear of seaweed. Also I get asked if now is a good time to come to Mahahual because of all the rumors about seaweed ruining the beaches. I think a lot of people are hesitant to come to Mahahual this winter, because all of the things they have heard and read about the seaweed problem. I also get a lot of people asking because they are thinking of taking a cruise this way.

Well rest assured people, I can honestly say, the beaches here are totally free of the Sargasso seaweed, and are back to their natural pristine state, I promise. I monitor the beaches every day, and we have been free of the seaweed for almost a month now, things are back to normal. Here are some photos I took today, and over the last week to show proof of the seaweed being gone.

Beach today, no seaweed.

Beach today, no seaweed.

Water crystal clear.

Water crystal clear.

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tiff infomation

Lunch.

Lunch.

Cruise ship tourists.

Cruise ship tourists.

Ever wonder what people do here when there are no cruise ships in town?  They fish off the malecon.  Here are some photos of some of the locals here fishing on a rainy day.

This guy is one of the shop owners on the malecon.  He takes his bucket out with him, and fills it full of fish.

This guy is one of the shop owners on the malecon. He takes his bucket out with him, and fills it full of fish.

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Guys free lining for fish.

Guys free lining for fish.

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So as you can see for yourself, the seaweed is gone, and everything is back to normal.  So if you are thinking of taking a cruise here, a vacation, or maybe living here for the winter, the beaches are fine and clean of seaweed, I promise.  This will be the last time I even mention the word Sargasso for a while.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

3 thoughts on “Sargasso Seaweed is Gone in Mahahual (I Promise)

  1. Robert Salverda says:

    I was told by my marina agent in Isla Mujeres that I could clear customs and immigration out of Mexico in Mahahual with my sailboat but now am being told I can only do that if a cruiseship is in town. I am presently docked a couple of days north of Mahahual. Do you know if I can clear customs and hand in my visitor’s card in Mahahual?

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