Sargassum Seaweed Invades Playa Del Carmen Beaches After Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl has left both Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres’ beaches covered in sargassum. An unintended consequence was the improvement of up to five beaches. How is that possible?

Under tons of sargassum, which has been quickly removed by authorities, the hurricane also brought tons of sand to the already eroded Playa del Carmen beaches, said Jesús Adrián Medina Pérez, Director of the Federal Maritime-Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) of Solidaridad.

Credit: (Playa del Carmen)

“The hurricane did not have so many [negative] effects on the beaches. On the contrary, it brought lots of sand. Waterholes were even covered with the sand brought by the

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