Cancun, Q.R. — The new Float Fun Cancún water park that opened days ago has already suspended activities.
After a public demonstration by environmentalists who are accusing them of slowly privatizing the beach, the new floating water park, which officially opened Sunday, is temporarily shut down until July 15.
The inflatable water park at Playa Langosta, which is run by Float Fun Entertainment, says they are temporarily closed to build infrastructure along the beach for use by water park customers. New palapas are being constructed along with other remodeling projects.
The company says they have all the necessary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources permits issued through the General Directorate of Impact and Environmental Risk.
In April, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources approved the development of the new inflatable water park for Cancun and several locations in Riviera Maya.
In Cancun, the water park will be installed at Playa Langosta, Playa Chac Mool and Plaza Forum. In Playa del Carmen, it 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.