Yucatan prepares itself before possible arrival of sargassum
Sayda Rodríguez Gómez, head of the agency, admitted that although the possibility of a significant amount of sargassum reaching the Yucatan coast is remote, caution must be taken and prepared if it should occur.
"We are going to maintain inspection and surveillance tasks, and at the moment, there is no significant accumulation of macroalgae on the Yucatan coast, such as those registered on the coasts of Quintana Roo."
The official confirmed that, for now, the entity has not had a severe impact caused by the arrival of algae on its beaches, but that coordination is already maintained with the Ministry of Fisheries and Sustainable Aquaculture of Yucatan.
The idea is to follow up on the reports issued by international bodies that deal with this issue and increase local research actions and possible scenarios in the presence of a large presence of sargassum, supported by fishermen's reports from the Yucatan coast.
These actions were taken from the beginning of the phenomenon in the neighboring state of Quintana Roo, where the sargassum accumulated on the beaches has caused serious problems to the tourist activity, which is vital for that entity.
In recent days, several national media claimed that a sargassum spot four times larger than the size of Mérida would be spreading on 120 kilometers of Yucatan beaches.
The displacement is towards the peninsula of Florida and not necessarily towards the Yucatan coast, but apart from that, a monitoring and study network to operate in Yucatan already operates.
Beaches of Progreso Yucatán are free of sargassum
The beautiful beaches of Progreso look peaceful and free of sargassum becoming an open invitation to domestic and foreign tourists to take a dip and face the heat wave.
The high temperatures that are registered in almost all the territory of Yucatan force the inhabitants to turn to see the coast and its beaches, that unlike Quintana Roo they look free of sargassum. And the emerald green beaches are an option to cool off with your family, visit a nearby cenote, admire the mangrove forests, the archaeological sites and the species of flora and fauna typical of the Yucatan coast.
During a trip made in Yucatan, from Chuburna to Dzilam de Bravo passing through Progreso, it is possible to admire a set of clean beaches with very little sargasso, to the point that Yucatecan families and national and foreign visitors can enjoy cleanliness and tranquility of the beaches.
In Progreso, where the most important port of the Yucatan coast is located, on Sunday hundreds of bathers came to spend the day proving that not only at Easter the beach of Progreso is the ideal place, for the proximity to Merida, to be with family, but any weekend.
As is well known, Telchac is mostly populated by summer houses and some hotels, but that does not prevent enjoying the small coastal population of beaches and sport fishing in some points. In Telchac, families who live nearby often go to the small boardwalk to eat and stroll in the afternoons and of course to dive into the clean waters of the beach of this small Yucatan port that does not escape the arrival of foreign visitors although in a smaller scale than the beaches of the Riviera Maya.
Santa Clara, one of the most emerald beaches and with the least propaganda, is also one of the most tranquil and free of sargassum, algae that at this time has caused a strong crisis on the beaches of Quintana Roo, where the hotel sector is suffering from its occupation in almost 40 percent of its availability, due to the bad "recommendation" that gives the great wave of sargassum that has arrived at this time.
In the same route of Yucatan, entering a few kilometers to the road that leads to Dzemul, it is possible to admire the pink flamingos, this species has its main refuge in the mangroves of the saline lagoon and see them in the middle of a pink lake -without having to go to Celestun- is a plus added to the visit of the beaches of Yucatan.
Finally, in San Crisanto, located about 80 kilometers from the capital of Yucatan, in addition to the sargasso-free beach so far, it is possible to observe the eyes of water, especially one, which attracts domestic and foreign tourists attracted by the presence of marine species that have adapted to the fresh water that possibly arises from an underground cenote.