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City of Cancun declares official start to summer vacation

Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun has declared the official start of the summer vacation. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to begin flooding the city and its beaches for the remainder of July and August.

Lourdes Latife Cardona Muza, who heads the office of the Benito Juárez City Hall, says the City Council has begun a preventive action plan to provide additional security during this busy time of year.

She said that additional personnel will be allocated for specific tasks this summer, such as increasing road safety, providing assistance at the entrances and exits of the municipality and increasing surveillance on public beaches, which are the most visited natural attraction during the holidays.

She said that in a coordinated manner, the Traffic, Fire and Civil Protection directorates will install two highway posts located at the Cancun-Leona Vicario and Cancun-Puerto Morelos exits, with elements from the three agencies to provide information to both national and international visitors about the destination and to support drivers in case of emergencies and incidents, among other actions.

Cardona Muza also reported that police have doubled walking tours in shopping malls and public beaches to inhibit crimes and administrative offenses as well as attend to citizens and generate social proximity and police presence in areas that are the most popular with visitors and locals.

On the part of Municipal Transit, the routes of the so-called “Operative Carousel” will also be increased on Kukulcán Boulevard to support motorists on the road.

The director of Civil Protection, Antonio Riveroll Ribbón, pointed out that there will be lifeguards at 11 public beaches, who will work from Monday to Friday at 9:00 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., with all the necessary equipment to rescue swimmers.

“This dependency will also participate in tours of nightclubs and accommodations in which security measures will be reviewed so that businesses meet capacity, emergency exits, signage, current fire extinguishers, among other factors,” Cardona Muza said.

Head of the Cancun Fire Department, Arturo Sosa Muñoz, explained that the institution will designate trained elements to serve as lifeguards for four public beaches in support of Municipal Civil Protection.