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Environmental officials close five Tulum properties for violations

Tulum, Q.R. — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection has closed five real estate construction projects in the municipality of Tulum.

All of the projects were found to be in violation of environmental regulations and / or without the appropriate government permits.

The projects are located in various areas of the Hotel Zone. Some of the construction projects consisted of expansions with permits, while others were found to be cutting out endangered wetland and coastal dune vegetation to make way for buildings.

The involved properties were La Zebra, Ana and José Charming Spa & Hotel development, Hotel Manglex, Boca Paila by the commercial name Casa Jaguar and Hotel Be Tulum, who were temporarily closed for expanding facilities onto wetlands.

The hotel expanded facilities for a dining room, parking area and machine storage.

The five projects inspected lacked environmental impact authorization granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to carry out the filling and construction activities in coastal ecosystems.

In order to avoid continuing damage, Profepa personnel imposed the partial and / or temporary total closure on the five real estate projects.