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Brighton
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jellyfish

We know the island quite well and have travelled to most of the main holiday destiantions, but have been troubled with jellyfish at different times. We are very keen sea swimmers, so this is a matter of concern to us. From your experience, are there more likely to be a lot of jellyfish on the East Coast or the West Coast. I know that last year the East Coast - Arenal etc.) had a lot of trouble.

Thanks for your advice

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1. Re: jellyfish

As you have already said you have found before, this can be a problem all over the island ( and in most of the Med too) . The topic has been covered in some depth before and if you search on the search engine on the main island forum for "jellyfish" you will get something like this http://www.tripadvisor.com/SearchForums?ff=494&geo=187464&scope=2&q=jellyfish&s=+ .

It totally depends on the sea conditions and prevailing winds but in the main resorts there will be a flag system warning of problems with sea bathing anyway. If you see a sign saying "No medusas" you should be fine

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2. Re: jellyfish

Having worked on a beach bar for a season, as well as several years in the Cala Forcat area, I can tell you that there is no way to tell where they will be, and when.

As an example, when I was working on Cala Blanes beach, it was clear, but at Cala Brut only 3 min walk away, the sea had loads of them.

If you are worried about what to do if stung etc, then stick to the beachs with Red Cross cover, as they will give first aid, and put Yellow or Red flags up, if they consider its needed.

What else are you looking for in terms of things to do, ages of your group etc, as Im sure you will get people posting.

Cheshire - UK
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3. Re: jellyfish

As noted below, the beaches with Cruz Roja (Red Cross) facilities is a good bet, and you will also see a fairly new flag - white/purple with a jellyfish image on it if jellyfish have been spotted.

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4. Re: jellyfish

If you have a hire car (or your own transport) and you arrive at a beach where the wind is onshore and there are jellyfish, then pop to the opposite side of the island, or to a beach, where the wind is offshore and you should find no jellyfish. It's the same with seaweed and jetsam.

Brighton
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5. Re: jellyfish

thanks for all your help. we found the same in Ibiza, one beach was covered with the little devils and 5 mins away it was clear. We've got a car, so will do as advised, drive onto another beach if necessary.

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6. Re: jellyfish

It would kind of have to be an incredible swarm of jellyfish to affect several kilometers of coastline? - so they will be localised if they come at all.

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