Sargassum arrivals have decreased up to 83% in Mahahual. Mahahual's coastal crews collect a daily average of five tons of sargassum.
Grand Costa Maya
The Costa Maya is a section of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula's Caribbean coast. Because of its proximity to beautiful beaches and vibrant coral reefs, the settlement of Mahahual is frequently visited by cruise ships. Sharks, dolphins, and turtles can all be found swimming among the reefs and mangroves offshore of Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve. Jaguars, monkeys, and countless bird species can all be found in the northern Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
A large number of dead fish have washed up on the beaches of Mahahual. Experts say it is due to the arrival of sargassum.
Coastal lagoons, islands, and extensive mangrove swamps are found in the beautiful Chetumal Bay. It is home to rich wildlife in its emerald green waters. Vestiges of the Mayan culture can be seen along the bay, as well as buildings from the colonial era.
Chetumal, the attractive capital city of the State of Quintana Roo, is an ideal destination to delight yourself with the splendor of the cultural heritage it possesses in each of its emblematic monuments, museums, and murals.
Located in the south of the state of Quintana Roo, Grand Costa Maya includes a typical Caribbean enclave like Chetumal, a Magical Town like Bacalar, beautiful beaches like Mahahual, and Xcalak, and amazing Mayan sites like Chacchobén or Kohunlich.