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Authorities Clear Illegal Beach Chairs and Tables From Cancun Hotel Zone

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Authorities from the three levels of government went to Marlin Beach, located at the Hotel Zone of Cancun, to remove beach chairs and tables that were operating without a permit.

The operation of removal took place this Wednesday morning. Officials from the Attorney General’s Office and Quintana Roo Police carried out an eviction order in Marlin Beach, in the Cancun hotel zone, to remove all the lounge chairs that were obstructing a large part of the beach. The Police were in charge of the operation, which consisted of removing objects such as lounge chairs, chairs, umbrellas, and tables.

In May 2021, this private beach area had already been allowed to install beach chairs and tables, as long as they followed the guidelines and obtained the corresponding permits.

According to Mexican Law, access to beaches cannot be restricted and they must follow certain rules to operate.

In order for hotels to place lounge chairs and other furniture on the beach, which is considered federal land, they require a permit and pay the corresponding fees.

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However, the beaches are free to access, and those holding permits must allow access to the beach through their facilities if there is no other way of entry. It should be noted that this same operation took place six months ago, and also on this beach, where they removed all these same objects, which were brought again by these merchants.

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Other Police Operations

Approximately 300 members of the National Guard, and other police forces carry out the “Spring Break Cancun 2022” police operation. It consists of surveilling bars and nightclubs in the hotel zone. The is part of a joint effort between the government and other Civil Protection agencies.

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The operation began a few days ago with the participation of approximately 300 members of the National Guard, working in two shifts, that will reinforce the police presence to guarantee the safety of thousands of tourists who arrive at Cancun during this high season.

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This 2022, the spring break season began on March 11 and concludes in April, with the arrival of young travelers from Canada and the United States. During the operation, they make the rounds to bars and nightclubs, mainly in Cancun’s hotel zone.

The security forces in the club area consist of constant patrolling, ground surveillance, as well as checkpoints to ensure the safety of local and foreign tourists, including two Covid-19 detection filters. This mobilization occurs within the framework of the Operations “Safe Beach,” “Red Circle,” and reinforcement of “Safe Beach,” which includes commercial and beach areas.

The Police in Quintana Roo also implemented the “Safe Passenger” operation to reinforce the safety of public transport users. The purpose of this operation is to prevent crimes and other breaches onboard public transport units and guarantee the safety of users. According to the Public Transit authorities, these actions are being carried out in coordination with the Navy (SEMAR) and the Canine Squadron.

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Hotel Occupancy

The Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres had reported an average of 79.1 percent occupancy, and 83.3 percent in the month of March. Cancun alone has reported 88 percent, the mainland of Isla Mujeres 82.4 percent, while Puerto Morelos recorded 78.1 percent.

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