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1 Jul 2023
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Beach lovers traveling to the Caribbean are thrilled to hear the latest from the University of South Florida Optical Oceanography Lab.  Just released on July 1st, the outlook of 2023 Sargassum blooms in the Caribbean Sea reports a 75% decrease in blooms this past June.

"As predicted one month ago, the Sargassum amount in the Gulf of Mexico decreased in June 2023, but the magnitude of the decrease (75%) is beyond expectation. By the end of June, there is very little Sargassum in the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean Sea, which should be good news for many coastal residents in those regions."

How long will it last?

Despite the early arrival and record amounts of sargassum that washed up on shore clear beaches are still possible this summer.  Scientists are predicting the Sargassum amount in the Gulf of Mexico will remain minimal, and in the Caribbean Sea will either decrease or remain stable, and this trend may continue in the next 2-3 months.

Are all beaches clear in Riviera Maya?

Given each beach's unique geographical position, and wind and water currents, every location is impacted differently. Some beaches in Riviera Maya can be crystal clear one day while the one next door might have more or less sargassum than the next. 

Need more details?

Finding the vacation experience you most want is key to a successful trip. If you are planning on visiting Riviera Maya this summer contact us for personalized service and updated information about the area to plan the vacation you most want.