Cancun, Q.R. — Hundreds of local residents were recorded on the first day of the reopening of three of Cancun’s beaches. After being closed for nearly five months due to Covid, the city announced the reopening of three of the city’s beaches, which began Monday after a change in the region’s epidemiological light.
Last last week, the city of Cancun announced that Playas Chac Mool, Las Perlas and Delfines would reopen September 7, adding that health protocols would be in place. On the first day, authorities monitoring Playa Delfines registered more than 400 local beachgoers.
Staff from the Benito Juárez City Council, the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone and Civil Protection were at each of the beach sites to ensure a safe and gradual return to beach use. All three of the popular beach areas had filters ensuring those entering abide by the necessary health protocols as well as the beach schedule.
While the epidemiological light remains yellow, all beaches are set to open at 9:00 a.m. and shut at 5:00 p.m. with a maximum capacity of 60 percent. On the beaches that have reopened, bathrooms have been restored and special containers have been arranged for sanitary waste, such as face masks.
Cancun city council says that on Friday, September 11, Playa El Niño will be reopened. Other beaches, including those of Isla Mujeres, have also reopened with strict sanitary protocols. Beaches in the southern region of the state remain shut to locals, since they are still in an orange epidemiological light.