1. Sea temperature is always warm due to Yucatan Current 🌊
Bringing warm water from the south. This current comes up from Honduras through the Yucatan Channel to the eastern part of the Gulf.
2. Cancun Dry Season is US and UK Winter
The temperature in Cancun is pretty consistent right through the year around 84. However, the big benefit of going there in our winter time ( November to April ) is that’s winter time in the Northern Hemisphere. This makes Cancun a very attractive winter sun destination.
3. Seaweed problem has been corrected
4. Parrot Fish Poo creates beautiful white Cancun beaches 🏝
The beach sand in Cancun is cool on your feet. Despite the high temperatures, this sand has evolved from crushed coral. The crushed coral comes from parrot fish poo. 70% of the sand derived from this a single Parrot fish can produce 100kgs of sand a year !!!
The other parts of the sand are from small fragments of crushed shells which get ground into sand from the waves from storms and wash up on the shore
5. Great Maya Barrier Reef has an insurance policy in case of hurricanes 🐠
The reef is declining due to tourism in the area which has generated pollution. It is also affected by increased temperatures and overfishing
But what destroys the reef the most is hurricanes. A 4 or 5 category can damage 60% of the reef .
The key thing here is that over 95% of a wave’s energy can be reduced by an intact coral reef. Therefore it negates the damage hurricane can do once it reaches land.
6. May is turtle season for laying eggs 🐢
7. Cancun on Limestone peninsula
Cancun on Limestone peninsula which being porous creates underwater rives and lakes but of fresh water not salt water.
8. The clocks don’t go back or forward in Cancun ⏰
The clocks don’t go back or forward in Cancun – the earliest sunrise is 6.04 am on 7 June and the latest is 7.27 On 16 January. Sunset –earliest – 18.04 on 27 November and latest 19.33 on 4 July.