Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen is reviewing noise regulations and closing hours of establishments in the city’s central tourist area.
The Government of Solidarity along with the downtown business sector have agreed to review the decibel levels found in establishments located in the city’s tourist areas. The city says they will also be reviewing closing hours and security levels inside each.
“Today we have to choose the type of tourism we want to attract to Playa del Carmen. By improving the services offered to tourism, those who value and love this city increases, and therefore, they recommend the city and return to it,” said mayor Christine Torres.
She explained that this weekend, city officials will verify the operating hours of bars and nightclubs which states last call at 3:00 a.m., customers out by 4:00 a.m. and bar staff out by 5:00 a.m. She says officials will also check for the levels and types of security in place at each of the establishments.
They will suggest additional security practices as well as soundproofing spaces or the proper placement of speakers to help alleviate external noise in the downtown center.
In February of last year, residents and visitors to downtown Playa del Carmen requested the city do something about the noise levels with some residents reportedly recording noise of up to 110 decibels.
Residents of Cozumel have also said that with the right wind, they can hear Playa del Carmen beach club noise on the island.