Re: Sargassum Outlook November 2018 into 2019
The sargassum does tend to pool in that area of the bay more than other parts, so, I would think the little beach in front of Las Casitas is just as bad. I'm kind of hoping, and maybe this is wrong of me, but, if this continues, perhaps our once quiet little bay will return to a more peaceful atmosphere. I can't imagine the snorkel tours are doing very well with all this smelly seaweed piled up and hanging on the surface of the water. It may get back to a more manageable number of people coming to the bay, more like it once was. Still, that means businesses that cater to the tours will suffer, but, as most tour groups don't spend much money at the more local businesses, perhaps it will be better for those that have been there for the long haul. I don't pretend to know what those groups do, but, from what I've been told, they are brought in buses, do their tour, and then are taken back in buses, probably shuttled to businesses paying a kickback to the tour operator to bring customers in, and then taken back to their resorts/cruise line drop off point. If that's still the case, then, making it less profitable to bring groups to Akumal might just be for the best.