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New beach club project for Cancun Hotel Zone denied

Cancun, Q.R. — A beach club proposal for the Cancun Hotel Zone has been denied. The beach club, which would have been built beside Playa Delfines, has been rejected by state authorities since it would interfere with a nearby turtle nesting site.

After a meeting held August 22, the General Directorate of Impact and Environmental Risk of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) rejected the Beach Club project which was proposed for Kilometer 17.5 of Boulevard Kukulcán.

The beach club would have consisted of 260 beach chairs, 130 umbrellas and six palapas. It would also have one large main palapa for the sale of food and beverages as well as an area of inflatable items. The project was proposed over an area of 1,328 square meters with an investment of just over 1.5 million peso.

Project promoter, Rodrigo Madrid Pérez, submitted the request through an Environmental Impact Manifestation November 13, 2017.

The club was proposed to be part of the Gran Solaris Hotel project, the same hotel project that has received much criticism since its announcement late last year after environmental groups say it is in non-compliance with environmental laws. That project remains temporarily suspended.