Mexican beaches prepare to reopen to tourism by mid-June

Mexican beaches will be closed to the general public, although hotels that eventually receive tourists will also be able to use them with limited capacity and keeping a healthy distance.

Mexican beaches preparing to open
Mexican beaches preparing to open

After a week of preparation for the economic recovery, the government of Quintana Roo announced that based on the state epidemiological control signal the northern zone (Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Benito Juarez, Lazaro Cardenas, Isla Mujeres) of the state will start in orange, which means that the hotel industry and complementary tourism services will be able to reopen at 30% of its capacity starting this Monday.

The southern zone (Felipe Carrillo Puerto, José María Morelos, Bacalar, and Othón P. Blanco) will remain at red lights, so they will only be able to reactivate essential activities such as grocery stores, tortilla shops, mini-supermarkets, hospitals, pharmaceutical services, banks, storage, water purification plants, construction, mining, fishing, agriculture, and laundry; lodging centers will be able to reopen at 15 percent.

Lighting and photography services and artistic, cultural and sports services will remain closed in both the south and north of the entity. In the case of cinemas and theatres, they may reopen at 30% in the north, while in the south they will remain closed.

Clothing sales, aesthetics, shopping centers, gyms, bars, casinos, and religious services, among others, will remain closed in the south.

Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez explained that following an agreement with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, tourist activity was integrated into the state's epidemiological monitoring, as an essential activity, so the partial reopening has a legal basis for the resumption of activities from Monday.

He said that every Thursday the color of the state traffic light will be updated with the objective of ordering the gradual resumption of activities up to 100%, "as long as there is not a resurgence of Covid-19 that would force a return to the confinement phase.

The entity was divided into two regions because the pandemic has had a different behavior in the south and north of the entity due to the number of cases, the president said.

Roberto Cintron Gomez, president of the Hotel Association of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres, said that since June 1, the industry has been preparing for the reopening by implementing the new disinfection protocols.

Four amazing Mexican beaches that will make you wish you were there right now 

Playa Tuxpan

It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Huasteca Veracruzana where apart from enjoying the sun you can do various activities such as diving, camping and fishing. In Tuxpan you can visit several places such as El Cerro Tumilco, the Mangroves, the Museum of Friendship Mexico-Cuba or Isla Lobo, characterized by its reefs, marine fauna and its crystalline waters.

Playa Escondida

This beach is part of the National Park of the Marietas Islands in Nayarit and is one of the destinations with more adventure since to get to the island you will have to swim approximately ten minutes through a tunnel. Upon arrival, you will see whales, turtles, birds and 90 other species that will amaze you. As it is a protected area, reservations must be made in advance.

Playa Yelapa

It is hidden between the jungle and the Pacific Ocean. On this beach, in Puerto Vallarta, you can spend a quiet weekend, go horseback riding, visit the waterfalls, go fishing, take a kayak tour or launch a paraglider. To get to Yelapa you have to take a collective aqua taxi from the Playa de los Muertos Pier or Boca de Tomatlán.

Playa Ventura

In this Guerrero beach you will be able to enjoy great experiences and natural spectacles; not for nothing is considered one of the most beautiful destinations of that state. You can go fishing or take a kayak trip while enjoying the marine fauna that hosts the place. For being a fishing port it has an extensive gastronomic range.