Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun is performing a massive beach clean in preparation for the upcoming spring break crowds. City workers have been sweeping beach areas, removing sea grass and trimming coco trees for the flood of Easter holidaygoers that have already begun to arrive.
Nearly 200 city workers have headed to the public areas to rake sand and remove debris, including dead or dying foliage, from the city’s beaches. José Luis Castro Garibay, General Directorate of Municipal Public Services in Cancun, says the workers have taken to 13 beaches around the city.
In a press conference, he said that preparations for spring break, which locally is referred to as Semana Santa, is underway in various areas of Cancun.
“Instructions are to reinforce the daily tasks of care of the main asset of this city, which are the beaches, providing a quality service and optimal facilities in a beautiful unique landscape,” he said.
The official explained that 190 brigades have been assigned to the 13 beach areas to work in two shifts, seven days a week. He said that the two-shift system allows the workers to constantly cover all the beach areas to ensure they are clean and facilities working for those spending their Easter vacation in Cancun.
Castro Garibay added that the tasks being performed are the manual and mechanical collection of Sargasso, removal of solid waste from boats, raking sand, palm pruning and care and cleaning of public restrooms.
The beaches being prepped for Cancun spring break include Del Niño, Las Perlas, Chac Mool, Marlín, Ballenas, Delfines and Playa Coral, which are all Blue Flag status beaches.
Others that will be tended to on a daily basis over Semana Santa include Playa Langosta, Pez Volador, Tortugas, Caracol, Gaviota Azul and Nizuc.
The city of Cancun has also opened the La Gran Rueda observation wheel in the Cancun Hotel Zone. The rotating observation wheel is the same as in other famous tourist cities including London and Las Vegas.