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Seaweed in Playa Blanca

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Seaweed in Playa Blanca

Hi guys,

We’ve been in PC since last Monday, staying at Catalonia Royal, which is on the Atlantic side.

We were told that the Caribbean side was not affected, but that doesn’t seem to be true.

We just returned from an excursion to Playa Blanca and there was seaweed everywhere! Terrible smell.

We didn’t even get to enjoy the beach given the massive amounts of seaweed.

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Oshawa, Canada
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1. Re: Seaweed in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is still on the Atlantic, it’s barely around the point of a Punta Cana. You need to much farther, past Boda de Yuma.

Who ever gave you the info about Playa Blanca being on the Caribbean was incorrect.

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2. Re: Seaweed in Playa Blanca

Thanks Edmonton_mamma!

Our tour guide told us that Playa Blanca is on the Caribbean side. I must say that the water was clearer than the beach close to our hotel, but way too much seaweed. And the smell was absolutely disgusting!

Hoping that Saona Island is not facing the same issue.

Btw, can anyone comment if Saona is worth visiting?

Thank you!

Flagstaff, Arizona
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3. Re: Seaweed in Playa Blanca

The seaweed thing is a natural phenomenon and can differ from day to day. Saona is generally not suffering from the seaweed issues too much, and is always worth a visit in my opinion.

Ghent, Belgium
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4. Re: Seaweed in Playa Blanca

We were at Saona a couple of months ago and the seaweed wasn't such a problem back than. It depend which part of Saona you go to, as we were approaching the island you could see at some parts there wasn't even seaweed.

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