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Playa del Carmen city officials implement noise bylaws

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen continues to regulate nighttime noise levels with the suspension of three bars.

During the week, three bars in central Playa del Carmen were temporarily suspended for exceeding city-regulated noise levels.

Enrique González Rosas of the city explained, “Three suspension recommendations were made. It is what I understand. Independently, we are going to visit them to let them know the regulations. We have to take care of this because the noise being generated in places where they have music affects those next door.”

For city bylaws, fixed sources generating industrial and commercial noise, as it applies in the case of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, the maximum level allowed is 68 decibels during the day and 65 during the night, and according to González Roses, all businesses will have to adapt.

“Yes, we want to reaffirm that this operation is not to generate sanctions. Those who have been suspended were not to suspended the business or generates fines, but to simply comply with regulations.

“From 15th Avenue to the federal area including 12th Street, where there have been more problems, and from Founders Park to 38 Avenue,” explained the city official.

The revision was a request made by business leaders including María Elena Mata Pineda, president of the local Business Coordinating Council, among others, who expressed their concerns that the excessive noise was disturbing guests and even causing cancellations.