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Ports in Cancun, Playa del Carmen closed to small boats

Cancun, Q.R. — The low pressure system that has gripped the region remains in place as rains continue.

The presence of the system off the coast of Quintana Roo has paralyzed the nautical sector in Cancun as strong wind gusts of up to 50 km/h continue to generate large swells, making water activity dangerous for small vessels.

The ferry crossings from the Cancun mainland to Isla Mujeres has remained operational during the bad weather.

With the port closure to small vessels, it is the sixth time already this year that unfavorable weather has forced small boats to remain onshore.

However, things in Playa del Carmen are not much different. The Harbor Master’s Office there has also closed the port to smaller vessels. The president of the Association of Providers of Nautical Tourism Services, Miguel Angel Ramirez Lara, says that the most affected are the tourism services since the harbor master has suspended their nautical activities.

For those who enjoy a rainy dip in the sea, Playa del Carmen beaches are lined with red flags, warning swimmers of high waves and strong currents. Movement along Fifth Avenue has continued though, with people opting to shop until the beach weather returns.