Last updated on February 1, 2021
Cancun, Q.R. — With the decreased presence of human activity in nearly every part of the state, many people have reported an increase in animal sightings. These sightings have included deer in Playa del Carmen, a jaguar outside a Tulum hotel, more crocodiles in the Nichupté lagoon, endangered birds in Cancun parks, monkeys in Tulum and dolphins off the coast of Holbox.
Over the past week, Emergency 911 personnel have also received several reports of a shark sighting between Kilometer 11 and Kilometer 12 along Kukulkán Avenue of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Head of Public Security, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, extended the alert on his social media, warning people that the emergency number has received several calls from the public about a shark being spotted near the beach in the Punta Cancún area.
On his social media, he shared the photos and extended the warning to be careful saying, “it is important to warn people even though the beaches are closed. On the beach of the hotel zone at the height of between KMs 11 and 12 of Kukulkán towards Punta Cancún, several people alert us at 911 of a SHARK very close to the Beach. CAUTION!”