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Fonatur says Cancun’s Playa Langosta not being privatized

Cancun, Q.R. — After numerous citizen complaints, Fonatur has clarified that Playa Langosta in Cancun is not being privatized.

The citizen complaints came after the closure of parts of the beach area including bathrooms and parking area, however Fonatur, the country’s national trust for the promotion of tourism, says that the beach is not being privatized.

Instead, they say the area is being prepared for a new public attraction. Juan Carlos Castelán of the National Tourism Fund said that the beach will continue to be public.

“Playa Langosta is not being privatized. Parking will continue exactly the same. People will see the bathrooms are open to the public.”

He explained that the area is being prepared for the addition of a new water park that will be along the beach, into the sea. He says the additional attraction will not affect the services or parking of Playa Langosta.

He added that aquatic games are being added to the beach. These games will be anchored to the seabed and is a project that has been approved by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

In April, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources approved a new inflatable water park project, Wibit, for Cancun and Riviera Maya.

The project will consist of several different locations that so far include Cancun beaches Playa Langosta, Playa Chac Mool and Plaza Forum. In Playa del Carmen, Wibit will be installed at Playa Mamitas, Playa Maya and Playacar.

The inflatable water park will also be installed at the beach Tulum Paraíso, in the municipality of Tulum.