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Profepa officers shut down four beach businesses in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Officers from the Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa) inspected several beach businesses in the Cancun Hotel Zone after numerous citizen complaints.

The complaints claimed several establishments along Playa Delfines in the Cancun Hotel Zone were invading public beach areas.

Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente inspected several commercial premises that were found with irregularities along the federal maritime zone. In a statement, Profepa officers reported that at Kilometer 18 of Boulevard Kukulcán, four establishments were found in violation.

Two restaurants, a beach club and a massage kiosk were closed by inspectors from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency after they were found in violation of Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre (Zofemat).

Photo: Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente

Of those closed was Maria Beach restaurant who had invaded public space with beach furniture including lounge chairs and tables for their guests. They were without a concession to do so.

Olas Marinas massage kiosk also failed inspection after officers found the space they were using overlapped with someone else’s. A third inspection to Beach Club Bikini Sounday did have a concession title, but took up more space than allotted, also overlapping on the property of another.

The fourth establishment that was shut down was a company that rented beach equipment. After a review, officers found they had falsified their concession title.

Profepa officers explained that concession titles are issued to establishments by Zofemat and are granted for a specific use. Only the person or business named with the specified occupation can use the concession.