I know some of the people that read this blog are part time residents, or own property in Mahahual and Costa Maya, and they like to keep up on the news and events that are going on in Mahahual while they are away. So I try to keep up on the latest news by reading several websites and newspapers to keep myself abreast of what is going on in our area.
Most of the news I get is in Spanish and I have to translate to English. It is difficult sometimes because the writing done here in publications and newspapers is a more creative form of reporting the news. There are a lot of words put in that some times do not translate well to English. I like to give the articles I share and translate intact, because that is the way I was taught in school, and I always give credit or a notation of where I obtained the article.
I came across this story on http://www.costamayamagazine.com and I thought those involved in the tourism in Costa Maya would like to know this information.
Costa Maya, which contains Bacalar, Chetumal, Xcalak, and Mahahual, and most of the southern part of the state of Quintana Roo, had for an average 68% room occupancy in the hotels during this past summer vacation in 2014. This includes all the hotels in Costa Maya.
The hotels on the beaches in Mahahual I have been told was over 80% occupancy, which is higher than the average in Costa Maya, and I am sure some places even had a higher occupancy than this.
So read the article below, and remember it is translated from Spanish, so keep that in mind.
Summer Vacation Close to 68% Occupancy in Costa Maya
Mahahual Bacalar and were the most visited and Chetumal reached 70%.
The president of the Association of Hotels and Motels in the center and south of the state, Georgina Marzuca said that on average expect to close in general with 68% occupancy in the summer vacation season 2014 This situation is not considered the best but that generated a significant economic benefit for service providers.
He indicated that this holiday season closing sites like: Mahahual Bacalar and were the favorite for walkers who arrived in this 2014 holiday season.
In this respect the hotel businesswoman explained that at certain times of the holiday season figures of 80-90% occupancy in beach destinations in the south of the state were obtained, however, in the case of the City of Chetumal reached a 60% 70%.
He noted that generally in these weeks is estimated that in the southern state figures of 68% occupancy were taken, which considered that is not bad, if you take into account the different economic situations that have arisen in the country.
Therefore considered that will have a difficult period in the months of August, September and November, with most of the hopes for the holiday season.
That is why we are preparing for coordination with tourist trusts campaigns that generate a steady stream of walkers that will maintain jobs that even today are taken by tourism in this part of the state.
At certain times of the holiday season figures of 80-90% were obtained on the beaches south of the state.
Georgina Marzuca and Eugenio Pacheco (quequi.com.mx)
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina