Playa del Carmen, Q. R. – Another land dispute over beach access has resulted in one of the original points in Playa del Carmen to remain closed.
A conflict of interest over land will see the public beach access at Punta Bete closed indefinitely. Director of Urban Development, Arturo Regalado Hendricks, explains that there is still no resolution between those involved who are disputing ownership of the property.
Although nothing has yet been verified, he says that there are two people claiming ownership rights to that land. Located in the northen part of the city near Xcalacoco, what was once a main beach access point for Playa del Carmen residents, has become another land dispute issue for the municipality.
In the meantime, passersby say the fenced-off area is doing nothing more than catching garbage. There is no word on when Punta Bete beach access will open.