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  Sandbags or beached whales?
by Dabs
  • Sandbags or beached whales? - Playa del Carmen
      Sandbags or beached whales?
    by Dabs
  • South of Riu's beach club - Playa del Carmen
      South of Riu's beach club
    by Dabs

We always travel to Mexico in December which is outside the peak hurricane season of September and October but many Caribbean vacations have been ruined by those opting to roll the dice and travel during hurricane season. We were in Playa about a month after Wilma hit in 2005 and they were feverishly replacing palm trees and trying to get the beaches back in Playa, Cancun was still a mess. But that was much better than being there when the hurricane hit, people were stranded at airports and obviously vacations were ruined.

While there in 2008, we noticed these large beached whale looking sand bags placed in the water, presumably to prevent beach erosion and hurricane damage. While not the most attractive thing to see when gazing out at the ocean, it seems to be working in this area to keep a nice large beach.

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  • Updated Dec 23, 2008
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    thats a helpful bit of info too thanks, Dec definitely sounds better than Oct and Nov!


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