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Passengers charged 16 peso “test” fee at Playa del Carmen ferry terminal

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Numerous ferry users were charged an additional fee of 16 peso to use the maritime terminal crossing from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel Tuesday.

Passengers arriving to cross over to Cozumel had to pay the 16 peso fee in addition to their regular crossing toll to get aboard.

A computer printed sign “Tarifa de Uso de Terminal” was posted above a table in the security area of the terminal. The sign also notified passengers that it was “cash only”. The usage fee was collected for less than half an hour before the sign was taken down.

News of the new fee quickly spread through social media sites, finally catching the attention of terminal staff who did not have a reply as to what the charges were about.

Within 30 minutes of photos reaching social media outlets, the sign was taken down and the fee referred to as as “test”.