Tulum, Q.R. – Several Tulum establishments have been either closed or temporarily suspended due to city irregularities found by varying inspection staff.
An operation carried out involving inspectors from Civil Protection and the Department of Ecology along with several municipal agencies including state police, resulted in bars and restaurants being closed due to lack of proper permits and well as lack of appropriate soundproofing.
Neighborhood complaints led to the inspections, which involved officials touring numerous establishments during their late night operating hours. According to Francisco Chan, director of the Department of Ecology, the inspected clubs were given advanced warning, being told to soundproof their establishments. However, when inspection officials arrived, they found the clubs failed to adhere to the request.
Two of the establishments that have been closed or suspended include Kahlua restaurant and Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar. The establishments were all given varying fines and a list of regulations they need to meet in order to reopen.
Last year, past-president of the Tulum Hotel Association Roberto Palazuelos Badeux, officially announced loud events such as rave parties would no longer be granted permits to operate in Tulum since visitors to the area arrive to enjoy the seaside town’s tranquility.