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Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

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Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

I Google-Earth’ed Isla Verde – looks mighty nice, yes – however- it seems, at least on Google Earth, that the entire shoreline is covered with thick and wide stripe of seaweed.

Having said that, it also looks like all other beach areas (Condada, etc) are seaweed-clear.

Can someone comment please; is this a seasonal thing or what? Or is there normally tons of seaweed in Isla Verde? Please help; I hate seaweed. We swim a lot. Local experts? I was looking at ESJ Towers (which supposed to be a nice beach area… what’s up with the brown stuff).

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1. Re: Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

Don't worry, it's seasonal and it disappears or appears when the currents change .

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2. Re: Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

Yep agree. it comes and goes. I just looked. Looks like the way the wind was blowing. Could have been a recent storm that tore it up and then blew in.

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3. Re: Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

thanks ;)


we're going in December; hopefully it'll be clear then.

otherwise, the area looks so nice from the bird's eye view... can't wait.

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4. Re: Isla Verde = Most Seaweed?..

chickchick -

We stayed at the ESJ hotel in early March; beach had a row of smelly seaweed that was not cleared away. We did not swim from the beach though walking past the Water Club the seaweed did begin to dissipate and there were swimmers.

I do know that seaweed is seasonal so you may be fine :) AND there are other beaches (Luquillo or Seven Seas) that had none.

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