April 6, 2024
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Mysterious sand castles appear among the sargassum in Tulum

Mysterious sand castles appeared among the sargassum on a beach in the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, as reported by several users through social networks.

Photographer and content creator Esmaragdo Camaz shared photos of what appears to be a Mayan city of sand amidst the ton of sargassum that has washed up on the beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya in recent days.

Mysterious sand castles appear among the sargassum in Tulum

“The work of the Mayan city of sand is located on a beach in Tulum that is located within the National Park in the vicinity of the archaeological site of Tulum,” says the text that accompanies the impressive photographs.

Mysterious sand castles appear among the sargassum in Tulum

In these, several sand buildings made of compacted sand can be seen in detail, even in one of these you can see a recreation of what would be ‘El Castillo’ the pyramid of Chichen Itza.

According to users, the author of the work would be a man nicknamed ‘The Foreigner’, a mysterious character who stays in one of the ranches in the area and who appears in the mornings to continue raising this sand citadel.

Mysterious sand castles appear among the sargassum in Tulum

The guards and workers of the place do not know the origin of the artist, but they report that he appeared several days ago, when he began to sculpt his work, however, to protect it, the National Guard also patrols the area.

Sargassum season 2023

The 2023 sargassum season started early this year, registering algae arrivals since January and February when it usually starts in the hot season, getting worse in the months of May, June and July.

Mysterious sand castles appear among the sargassum in Tulum

For the last 8 years, the tourist destinations of the Riviera Maya and Cancun have been affected by the sargassum (sargassum) season during vacation time, frightening tourists, spoiling their vacations and leaving losses for the tourism sector.

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