Since summer began and the temperatures started rising, Cancun and other popular vacation destinations in the Mexican Caribbean have been experiencing blackouts.
While they typically more often affect areas outside of busy tourist hotspots, in recent weeks, even tourists have been affected by some of these blackouts.
But now blackouts in the Mexican Caribbean will soon be a thing of the past, according to a new announcement recently made.
The Plan To Stop Blackouts In The Mexican Caribbean Once And For All
According to a recent announcement, the Federal Electricity Commission is prepared to invest a significant amount of money into electricity infrastructure in Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun.
The amount to be invested is about 20 million dollars which will be used for new transformers, power lines, substations, capacitors, and other necessary equipment needed to improve the infrastructure.
According to reports, in the Cancun Hotel Zone alone, about 120 transformers will be repaired or replaced with new ones.
@thaliaahoyyos Day 2: The highlight of my trip was sweating to my death while sleeping lol. The power outage made everyone go out and socialize which was so great. #backpacking #backpacker #islamujeres #puntasur #selina #mexico ♬ original sound – Thalia Cecilia Hoyos
What Causes Blackouts In The Mexican Caribbean?
The Mexican Caribbean is not the only region to experience blackouts during the summer months due to excessive heat, which is the ultimate cause of blackouts.
This is because, as the temperatures rise, so does the need for air conditioning.
This puts extra strain on the power grid, which ultimately leads to some blackouts caused by the strain.
@m1esquivel First day in Cancun, went to a cafe they lost their electricity literally had no wifi, no service, no ride to the hotel. Send help at this point 🤦♀️🥺 #cancun #iwanttogohome #lost #noservice #CVSPaperlessChallenge #learnontiktok #fypシ #foryoupage #PrimeDayDreamDeals #sendhelp #vacation ♬ original sound – ESOSA||CONTENT CREATOR
Mexican Caribbean Cities Experiencing Blackouts
This isn’t the first year Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations have experienced blackouts, but the rising popularity of the destination is resulting in more frequent occurrences.
Last year Cancun and Playa del Carmen were among the list of cities affected.
Now this year, blackouts have already occurred in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, and Tulum.
@desdottcom Is this what happens when you stay in the jungle?? #tulum #mexico #airbnb #fyp #ohnonononoo ♬ Oh No – Kreepa
How Tourists Are Being Affected By Blackouts
Most of the major resorts and hotels run on generators, which means tourists can still enjoy their hotel stays even if a blackout occurs.
But other services may be limited due to blackouts because smaller businesses might not have the capacity to run generators.
Stores, restaurants, museums, and other attractions might be limited during periods of blackouts.
The Safety Element Regarding Blackouts
In addition to being a major inconvenience, blackouts in the Mexican Caribbean pose a safety threat as well.
Blackouts equal lack of refrigeration, and even if it’s for a short time, during the hot summer months, it can turn food dangerous very quickly.
If you’re in the area when a blackout occurs, it may be better to stick to restaurants at your resort or somewhere else that doesn’t lose power.
How To Avoid Blackouts During Your Mexican Caribbean Vacation
As of right now, blackouts in the Mexican are a reality during the summertime travel season.
The only way to really avoid them is to visit during the cooler months.
But by choosing a highly-rated all-inclusive resort, you’re much less likely to deal with blackouts even during the summer months because they typically have better systems in place to deal with them.
The Mexican Caribbean’s Growing Popularity And Infrastructure Improvements
Over the last couple of years, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have been growing in popularity on an exponential level.
As that growth continues, so will improvements in the region’s infrastructure so that tourist demand can be kept up with.
As this happens, electricity problems are likely to become a thing of the past.
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