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Cancun announces four inclusive beaches for those with disabilities

Cancun, Q.R. — The director for the Center of Rehabilitation and Inclusion says more and more Cancun beaches are outfitted for people with disabilities.

Eduardo Martínez Salgado, director of the Centro de Rehabilitación y Inclusión, says that Cancun now has several beaches that are completely able to accommodate people with disabilities.

He says these inclusive beaches are complete with access ramps, signs, attention modules, wheelchairs, lounge chairs, bathrooms and showers.

“These beaches are wonderful. They are flat. There have little waves. They have amphibious chairs that allow people with reduced mobility to go into the sea and enjoy the water” said Martínez Salgado.

Last week, the director was on hand as the city promoted its inclusive beaches where he says, more than 300 people came to participate in the activities and enjoy the specially designed beach areas.

“The most beautiful thing we have in Quintana Roo are our beaches. The fact they are inclusive also improves the image of the city.

“Everyone, absolutely everyone, has the right to enjoy the paradise we have. It is gratifying to see that the needs of all people are taken into account, especially the disabled and the elderly,” stressed Martínez Salgado.

Cancun began creating inclusive beaches in November of 2017 and now have four. The inclusive beaches of Cancun are Playa Langosta, Las Perlas, Chaacmool and Playa Delfines.

In Playa del Carmen, the main central beach next to the ferry terminal is an inclusive beach which is completely outfitted to accommodate people with disabilities.