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Businesses, hoteliers file complaint to end live beach performances

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Businesses and hoteliers of Playa del Carmen have made an official request to end live performances in certain areas of the city’s center.

Areas such as Mamitas Beach Club and Martina Beach are known hotspots for hosting live concerts and other forms of live entertainment. Local business owners have filed a complaint stating that although the destination has grown, these types of events emit high levels of noise without adhering to city guidelines as these concerts, which are usually electronic music events, exceed the allowed decibel limits.

They say that these types of events are loud and affect local residents and guests of the hotels and that so far, the exceedingly loud events have been permitted. The complaint also points out that there are massive amounts of garbage generated by those who attend and that the live beach concerts promote excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs.

The local businessmen say that everyone depends on tourism and authorities need to understand that the entire industry cannot be jeopardized so a few can benefit.

The complaint also included a call to the mayor to stop extending permits for these types of loud music events into the early morning hours, and if permits are granted, to at least control the decibels by enforcing the law.

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