Sargassum invades the beaches of Progreso, Yucatan in 2022

The beaches of Progreso's Malecon are being cleaned in order to promptly remove the sargassum accumulated on the shores, after the ravages left by cold fronts numbers 23 and 24.

Sargassum invades the beaches of Progreso, Yucatan in 2022
Bad weather leaves a thick carpet of sargassum on the beach in Progreso, Yucatan. Photo: Archive file

In recent days, municipal personnel began early in the morning with the removal of sargassum, entering the boardwalk with special machinery for such work, and carrying out the cleaning of the beach.

According to Sipse, restaurant owners pointed out that this kind of work is necessary because the presence of sargassum in the main tourist area of Progreso, becomes a loss for the sector because when it arrives the tourists decide to leave; waiters like Miguel Cepeda commented that the presence of sargassum on the shore of the beaches, when this kind of work is not carried out, tends to become a common complaint by visitors, however, when this work is carried out it is necessary to recognize it.

They also pointed out that this week's work will allow Malecon to receive a large number of visitors since the arrival of cruise ships in the coming days is expected to bring in a significant amount of economic revenue.

For their part, the workgroups of the port's City Hall pointed out that they have orders to carry out cleanings of this type periodically throughout the Malecon, giving special priority after the arrival of adverse weather, to keep the beaches as clean as possible so that the tourism that comes to the municipality decides to stay and that becomes an engine for the economic reactivation of the locality.

The beautiful beaches of Progreso, an open invitation to national and foreign visitors.
The beautiful beaches of Progreso, an open invitation to national and foreign visitors.

Beaches of Progreso, Yucatan

The emerald green beaches of Yucatan 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, to the point that Yucatecan families and national and foreign visitors can enjoy the cleanliness and tranquility of the beaches.

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. 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 freshwater that possibly arises from an underground cenote.