Seaweed update Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

As we are daily flying above Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum it is easy for us to give you an update about the current situation of the presence os Seaweed in the ocean and along the shore. In the past months we have received and answered many questions; so it seemed like a good idea to post an update with photos taken in November 2018.

Cancun and Isla Mujeres

When you think Cancun stands for white sandy beaches, well….. you are right. Currently, November 2018, the beaches of the Cancun Hotel zone are gorgeous, just gorgeous. Clean and Seaweed Free. The resorts north of Cancun in Playa Mujeres, like the Excellence, have some Seaweed, but ab-so-lu-te-ly in an acceptable and natural way. Also Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres is completely Seaweed free.

Cancun SeaWeed Sargasso Situation

So enjoy your Seaweed free stay in Cancun when you are booked for Cancun Hotels and Resorts like Nizuc, Bay Resort, The Royal, Hyatt Ziva and JW Marriott.

SeaWeed Sargasso Cancun

Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya

Good news Update. Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen have considerable less seaweed than there was in the past months. Now, November 2018., some parts are completely Seaweed free. And in the parts that still have some Seaweed, it is within acceptable limits. The amount of Seaweed that some spots have, looks natural and does not smell.

Riviera Maya Cancun Seaweed

We see hotels and resorts like Mahekal, Playacar Palace, Xcaret, RIU, Mayakoba, Vidanta, Rosewood, Hardrock completely Seaweed free.


The situation in Tulum has improved amazingly. The waters in front of archaeological site of Tulum were brown of seaweed weeks ago. Now the views are postcard proof. Caribbean turquoise, clean waters.

SeaWeed Sargasso Tulum

Hotels and Resorts like Azulik, Mezzanine, Raw Love, Be Tulum and Los Amigos Beach Tulum are Seaweed free or have little Seaweed

SeaWeed Sargasso Tulum Current


The West side of Cozumel Island is Seaweed free most of the days. The coasts are clear for hotels and resorts like Iberostar, Occidental, Fiesta Americana, Presidente, Hotel Cozumel, Cozumel Palace, Hotel B and Westin.

Cozumel Current SeaWeed Sargasso

SeaWeed Sargasso Cozumel

The East Side (Wild side) of Cozumel has some Seaweed at some spots, but the beaches are still gorgeous. And in our opinion the amount of Seaweed is not disturbing at all.

Feel free anytime to reach out to the Fly Cozumel team for a current update about Seaweed in Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum: At your service!

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