Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — For the third day, beaches in Cancun and Playa del Carmen remain closed due to the high waves being generated by the passing of Front No. 11.
The system began passing the region Wednesday, arriving with strong winds and torrential rains that continue to soak an already soaked region with the passing of one tropical storm and two hurricanes in October.
Officials from both cities have announced the temporary closure of its beaches due to the generation of four to six meter waves and 70 kilometers per hour wind gusts. Red flags have been placed along the beaches by lifeguards, prohibiting people from entering the sea.
The passing of the front has also affected ferry crossings in both Cancun and Playa del Carmen with the temporary suspension of some services. Some ferry services from Cancun to Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen-Cozumel have been suspended “until further notice”.
The announcement came from the Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) who reported that vehicle and cargo routes from Cozumel and Punta Venado continues to operate normally, however, Winjet passenger services along the Playa del Carmen-Cozumel route has been suspended.
Passengers are advised to check local schedules to make the appropriate adjustments. Apiqroo says the resumption of the routes will depend on improving conditions.