Caution on Los Cabos beaches: jellyfish and strong winds trigger alerts

ZOFEMAT places white, yellow and red flags on various beaches to ensure the safety of visitors and locals.

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The southern coasts of Baja California Sur have experienced strong winds and the presence of jellyfish in recent hours. Given this situation, the authority of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT) has placed various warning flags on the beaches of Los Cabos, with the aim of guaranteeing the safety of locals and tourists.

Jellyfish in El Médano, El Corsario and Palmilla: white flags

On the beaches of El Médano, El Corsario and Palmilla, white flags have been raised. This sign indicates the presence of jellyfish, known for their extremely stinging and painful sting. The authorities recommend that bathers stay away from the water in these areas to avoid any incident with these jellyfish.

Warning for strong winds: yellow and red flags

ZOFEMAT has also placed yellow flags on several beaches, including El Médano, El Corsario, Palmilla, Acapulquito, Santa María, Hacienda, La Ribera and El Surgidero. The yellow flag allows entry into the sea, but with caution due to strong currents. Visitors are urged to take extreme care when swimming in these areas.

On the other hand, strong winds, reaching speeds of up to 35 km/h, have led to the placement of red flags in Las Viudas, El Chileno, La Gaviota and all beaches in the tourist corridor of San José del Cabo. The red flag completely prohibits access to the sea, signaling extremely dangerous conditions for swimming.

Recommendations for visitors

ZOFEMAT Los Cabos has called on all residents and tourists to follow the instructions of lifeguards and Civil Protection personnel deployed on the beaches. Cooperation and respect for these warnings are crucial to avoid accidents and ensure a safe experience for all who enjoy the beaches of Baja California Sur.

Source: peninsulardigital