When you think of Mexico, there is no doubt that you are more than likely going to conjure up images of white sandy beaches that meet the crystal clear ocean. It really is paradise on earth which is why its beaches are adored by so many.
Of course, when it comes to exploring the beaches, ideally, you want to go to the beaches that really stand out. What you want to avoid is visiting those beaches that are perhaps not as appealing on the eye (and the nose) as others.
Sure, you might have heard of the magical paradise Tulum and Riviera Maya and their immense beaches but have you ever heard of Sargassum?
What is Sargassum?
Wherever you might be in the world, when you visit the beach, you expect to see those familiar signs of sea life that have been washed up on the beach. From driftwood to shells and even seaweed, it all adds to the charm and natural look and feel of a beach.
However, when visiting beaches in Mexico, you might be mistaken for thinking that they all offer pristine sands and the opportunity to relax in style but this is not always the case and that is all because of Sargassum.
So, we touched on Tulum and Riviera Maya and you might be tempted to explore these beaches but you could be in for a shock. This is because the beaches here are likely to be plagued by Sargassum.
When out at sea, Sargassum is a floating ecosystem that has a lot to offer sea life. From turtles to many other sea animals, it is a crucial part of life in the ocean. The problem arises once it reaches the shore.
Within 48 hours of washing up, it begins to decompose and from that comes hydrogen sulphide and ammonia that gives off that common smell of rotten eggs. Furthermore, these are toxic gases that can cause skin problems, respiratory issues and neurocognitive symptoms if inhaled.
This gives you even more of a reason to visit Isla Mujeres! Fortunately, due to its unique location and a government initiative to remove any Sargassum that does make it onto the shore, you can be sure that the beaches are impeccably clean!
Explore Amazing Beaches
The beaches at Isla Mujeres have been voted number one on Tripadvisor and once you see the beaches for yourself, you’ll realise why! What really makes a difference is that you won’t have to put up with the putrid smell of Sargassum but instead, you can sink your toes into the wonderful white sands and explore the ocean.
When you book a trip with us, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a private tour of the waters and beaches of Isla Mujeres. You can take a dip in the crystal clear waters and grab a slice of paradise without the need to worry about the dreaded Sargassum. So, if you are heading to Mexico and want to see real beaches, book a tour and soak up the sun, azure blue waters and impressive beaches!