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Cancun, Riviera Maya parks, entertainment venues temporarily shut

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — UPDATED: Amid the worldwide coronavirus health contingency, several attractions around Cancun and Riviera Maya have announced their temporary closures.

The Dolphin Company announced the closure of all its locations across Mexico from March 21 to April 3. The company explained that for health and security reasons, all locations in the Mexican Caribbean as well as their Los Cabos location, will be closed.

Ventura Park amusement park reported that they will be closed as of March 21 until further notice. The park says their closure is a preventive measure to the possible spread of COVID-19, since its objective is to promote healthy entertainment in a family environment.

Nighttime entertainment company Coco Bongo has said that they will close their Playa del Carmen location as of March 21. The company said the establishment will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE: Coco Bongo Cancun has also announced the closure of their club beginning March 22. In a statement Sebastián Robles, director of public relations for Coco Bongo said, “We temporarily suspend all our activities in Cancun. Our community will follow the recommendations made by the World Health Organization.”

On Saturday, Grupo Xcaret announced the closure of two of its parks, namely Xavage and Xplor Fuego, beginning March 23, however, the company has since released another statement saying that in light of the pandemic, they will close all their facilities for a period of two weeks.

“After making an assessment of the sensitive situation we are experiencing worldwide, at Grupo Xcaret we have decided to temporarily suspend the operation of our parks and tours from Monday, March 23,” the statement said.

Grupo Xcaret says all parks and hotels will be shut as of Monday, March 23 noting that the company will again begin taking hotel reservations April 5, and that tours will begin April 6. They say that guests currently staying at their facilities will be tended to, applying the respective hygiene measures.

They added that during this time, they are hoping to retain their workforce of 13,000 employees.

“We must make timely, responsible and courageous decisions that guarantee both the well-being and health of all and the preservation of the jobs we generate. At Grupo Xcaret, we have taken the necessary measures to conserve the workforce since our commitment extends to 13,000 families.

“We hope soon to welcome our visitors and guests dressed in jungle green and blue of Caribbean waters, dressed in tradition and cultural heritage, with open arms and renewed vigor,” they added.

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