Tulum, Q.R. — Both Tulum City Council and its businesses are taking the town back to its roots to be a place to relax. A recent meeting lead to a majority agreement that will see nighttime recreational activities shut down at midnight.
During the Thursday meeting, Tulum City Council was supported by a majority of tourism entrepreneurs to implement a new schedule for nighttime recreational activities in the coastal area.
The new schedule will see alcohol sales in the coastal zone stop at midnight as well as loud music. The city wants to take back its image and preserve Tulum as Wonders of the Caribbean.
Tulum Mayor Marciano Dzul Caamal, along with treasurer Diego Castañón Trejo, led the meeting in which companies and tourism service providers supported the measure to recover being a peaceful Wonders of the Caribbean.
They reported that the new alcohol sales and noise schedule will be implemented slowly. Businesses in the coastal area were notified of the new changes on Friday. Authorities from Tulum City Hall will continue to notify and remind coastal zone businesses of the new agreed upon schedule, while the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection will fulfill it.
Businessmen have also agreed to monitor noise, ensuring it does not exceed 65 decibels. During the meeting, businessmen felt that entrepreneurs have to join the way of Tulum and not try to manipulate Tulum to suit them.
Diego Castañón Trejo said the new measures being taken by Mayor Duzl Caamal are in response to requests from the sector and will be a way to bring order to the tourist areas.
He said that Duzl Caamal is taking “a big step” in joining forces with the private initiative to achieve the transformation. Carla Andrade Piedras, Director of the Tulum Hotel Association, called the change “excellent news” that will solve many problems.
“Without a doubt this benefits the destination. Historically, Tulum was created for honeymooners, people looking relax, rest and for adventure tourism. It was not a party destination,” she said adding that the new measures will add order and ensure other guests are not disturbed.