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Cancun beaches sargasso free, ready for summer

Cancun, Q.R. — Sargasso cleanups and a helpful north wind have seen nearly all beaches in Cancun free of the unwanted seaweed and the return of sparkling turquoise waters.

Cancun mayor, Mara Lezama stressed that the majority of beaches in Cancun are without the presence of sargasso, and has invited everyone to go and enjoy the white sand and spectacular turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

“We live for the tourism that comes for the beautiful beaches that we have, for the most beautiful white sand in the world. We will take care of the sea, we will take care of our beaches so that more tourists continue to arrive,” said Mara Lezama, declaring the beaches of Cancun ready for the summer vacation period of 2019.

She also explained that every day, staff of the Municipal Public Services attend to the cleaning of the beaches, to which the efforts of all the workers of City Council, the private sector and volunteers are added in the framework of the Todos Contra el Sargazo Program.

On July 1, 10 Blue Flag beach certifications were hoisted around the city of Cancun, seven of which were on public beaches and three, in front of hotels.

“We are very happy because we will be the first, throughout the country, to hoist 10 flags with Blue Flag certification, which allows us to guarantee our visitors and residents that we have quality beaches,” she added.

The seven public Blue Flag certified beaches in Cancun are Del Niño, Las Perlas, Chac Mool, Ballenas, Marlín, Delfines and Coral. The three new Blue Flag hotel beaches are at Iberostar, Fiesta Americana Condesa and Live Aqua.

Most beach areas in the destinations of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen remain free of sargasso.