Discussion in 'Cancun Forum' started by LNDRN, Jan 21, 2008.
:roll: Does anyone know if they are going to replace the sand on the beach this year?
I heard something about this a few months ago, but nothing new recently.
Here is a link http://www.poresto.net/content/view/9829/
to a Jan 15 article in the local paper Por Esto which basically says that the project will start in February. From their lips to God's ears!!
From today's local radio station website: http://www.enfoqueradio.com.mx/?c=134&a=8707
(There is a 2% lodging tax that visitors pay who stay in hotels. That tax is designed for promotion.)
Highlights below are my translation.
Lodging tax ready for Beach Recovery
Autor: Fausto Adrián
Fecha: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:46:00
Cancún.- The local government will contirbute about $28 million pesos to the beach recovery project using part of the Lodging tax income.
There is a Trust set up to gather the funds necessary from the local, State and Federal governments as well as from the local hoteliers. There is still no definite date for the beach recover to begin until the Federal government (through the beach concession tax that hotels pay) is set aside along with local property tax assessments.
The goal for the hotel sector is $40 million pesos but before the money is needed they have to have the environmental impact study authorized by the "EPA."
Beach Recovery includes from Puerto Morelos to Puerto Juárez.
Thanks for the update Jim
:lol: Thanks for findig the info. From the pictures I've seen there isn't much beach left around the Royal resorts. I was hoping for more sand when we arrive in March.
I don't think anyone who is traveling to Cancun at this time of year should worry, and here's why:
From what I have observed over the years, the beaches suffer the most erosion during the months of October - December. However, it seems that by March the Hotel Zone beaches have made a dramatic recovery on their own.
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I tend to agree iwth the last poster. In front of the hotel where I have one of my offices, the beach has been growing all month long ans is now bigger than it has been in 6 months. OK--now that is not at all of the hotels but I can only talk about this one case.
Jim--so nice to check in here after so many months and find a post from you about the beach. We are ready to be walking that beach next month!!