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Inflatable water park approved for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has approved the development of a new inflatable water park for Cancun and several locations in Riviera Maya.

The project is that of Float Fun Entertainment, who have been waiting for approval since September 2017. The new inflatable water park, which is called Wibit, will be an attraction of approximately 3,000 square meters.

The company says the large-scale floating park will be another regional tourist attraction for the Cancun, Riviera Maya area. The park will consist of several inflatable models that will be anchored to the seabed.

According to documents submitted to the government, “The inflatable toys will be presented in various forms such as jumpers, slides, towers with ropes, bridges, domes, curves, narrow channels and half pipes, among others, whose assemblies will form the words Cancun and Playa.”

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.

The anchorage sites of the modules will vary depending on the high seasons of tourism in the area.

Last year, a similar inflatable water amusement park was inaugurated in Puerto Progreso, Yucatan  on an area of 1,500 square meters, however, the company says the Cancun, Riviera Maya parks will be larger since they expect around 3,000 visitors per week during high season.

In March 2016, company Estructuras Inflables Marinas S.A de C.V set up an inflatable water park at Mamitas Beach Club in Playa del Carmen, however, after numerous complaints from water and tourism operators, an inspection found the inflatable slides illegal and unsafe.