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Packed Cancun beaches return to normal as Easter holidays come to end

Cancun, Q.R. — Thousands of people have packed Cancun beaches every day for the past several weeks with spring break and Easter holidaygoers looking for sun and sand.

With near perfect weather and an average hotel occupancy rate of 90 percent, Cancun beaches hosted between 3,000 and 5,000 people per day, however now, the beach crowds are returning to normal.

One of the busiest weekends was the Easter long weekend with Cancun shops reporting sales increases of 70 percent. Thousands of vacationers shopped, ate in restaurants and enjoyed tourism services that created a large increase in sales for local businesses.

Civil Protection in Benito Juárez said that the busiest Cancun beaches were Gaviota Azul, Tortugas, Langosta, Chac Mool, Playa del Niño in Puerto Juárez and Playa Delfines where they averaged between 3,000 and 5,000 people per day adding the busiest days were those than made up the Easter long weekend.

Other local merchants that benefited from the mass of people included beach workers who rented beds and umbrellas along with those who sell souvenirs.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, nearly a million people arrived throughout the state to spend their Easter holidays, with a majority choosing Cancun and Riviera Maya.