News from around Mahahual September 2014

Mahahual ligbhthouse and crusie ship pier in background.

Mahahual ligbhthouse and crusie ship pier in background.

Once a week I like to keep the readers of this blog informed on the local news and happenings around Mahahual and Costa Maya. I know some readers own property or live in Mahahual during the winter months and like to keep up with what is going on, and the latest news.

Most of the news in Mahahual is written in Spanish in the newspapers or on websites so I have to translate. I keep the articles intact and I translate in proper context, so it may be hard to read and understand, but keep in mind Spanish is a very descriptive language. I have learned that the Spanish language sometimes takes a lot of words to say something very basic. In the newspaper articles I read a lot, it seems the journalists are trying to write a book instead of just reporting the facts like we are used to in the USA. What else I find funny about Mexican newspapers is most of them have a centerfold with a pretty woman in a bikini with a layout and information like a Playboy bunny, you don’t see that in the USA.

I think these two articles I am posting today are very interesting concerning Mahahual’s future, and gives readers an insight into the emphasis and development of tourism in Mahahual.

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Mahahual Tourism News

During the first 10 days of August, Mahahual was maintained with a 93% hotel occupancy. The agreements with tour operators in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, United States and Canada allow the arrival of international tourists to the Costa Maya during the months of September and October, according to the president of the Association of Hotels, Hostels Camping Mahahual, Luciano Consoli. The official said that during the first 10 days of August, the destination was maintained with an occupancy rate of 93%. He said that in the first 10 days of August, the first two weekends recorded 93% of hotel accommodation, “this week is going down, is normal behavior for back to school, but overall it was great,” he said. The president of the association said that overall, the number of visitors decreased during September and October so you are preparing marketing strategies and promotions for weekends and days off. “We have 12 months high season Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Tulum or; we have half, and we are looking to implement attractive special packages for the September 16 we know that no bridge. We are always well organized to promote the destination, improve service and also occupy these months to train our staff, “he said. Luciano Consoli reiterated that “every 10 or 15 days will be arriving groups of tourists from Italy, Spain, Germany, France, United States and Canada. What slows us down a little is the nearest International Airport is 400 kilometers in Cancun, and there is only one path ADO (Autobuses de Oriente) “as well as the only airport receives flights from Chetumal City Mexico. Claudia Martin (

Nice buses

Nice buses

Tour bussess bring a lot of tourists to Mahahual from all around Mexico.

Tour bussess bring a lot of tourists to Mahahual from all around Mexico.

Shipping Route to Mahahual

Once the construction of the marine terminal dock fiscal Chetumal completed, the Port Authority of Quintana Roo will focus on servicing the channel Zaragoza, for vessels not have problems entering the bay and be a route to Mahahual. “The channel Zaragoza there are parts that just have a meter draft, when they were six feet deep, and the idea is that the next stage is to give maintenance for vessels coming from the satellite Mahahual can enter and exit, besides having greater flow of marine species and oxygenation of the Bay “, so said the director of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) ercé Barron Barrera. He noted that the draft of the local pier Chetumal is 5 meters, so the project also includes servicing the Zaragoza channel cleaning, for it studies are underway in coordination with SEMARNAT. He said the spring Chetumal currently has 4 berths, where there are two companies that are operating international routes to Belize, and finishing the remodeling companies for other activities that can be done and complement the fishing tournaments are invited at bay. “The terminal is now almost ready, only details of adjustments and in about 20 days the company must submit to enter the dialogue with the immigration authorities, customs and healing.” He stressed the importance of modernizing the tax will spring the city of Chetumal, as it is gaining momentum tourism. “As of July this year already had 16 thousand 400 passengers; considering that last year there were 30,000 who went through this terminal, it currently has an increase of 8 percent compared with the previous year, “said the owner of the Apiqroo. He stressed that on cruises Quintana Roo is doing very well, just have to wait to close the month of August as this week 14 cruises and two in Mahahual Cozumel will be taken. “Last year was a record two million 700 thousand visitors, this year we are just in the month of August and we are close to the figure for the previous year; this indicates that this 2014 will overcome. When cut in July had already visited Quintana Roo two million 400 thousand passengers, “he said. Finally, said studies are underway to see the possibility of works that benefit the island of Holbox, where even the springs are in charge of the merchant marine, but they are exploring the possibility of supporting this population with the construction of a spring, said Barron ercé Barrera. Juan Rodríguez (

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Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

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