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Isla Mujeres police busy with check stops and 92 percent occupancy rate

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Isla Mujeres had a busy long weekend, but one without incident. Visitors to the municipality, in particular, the island, were subject to roadside check stops including breathalyzers.

Arturo Andrade Nuncio, Traffic Director of Isla Mujeres, reported 68 officers were on duty over the weekend on ATVs and in patrol units.

Police were dispersed in different surveillance points of the island that included the downtown area, beaches and the east-west perimeter. They were also seen in bars and restaurants ensuring the safety of island families and visitors.

Mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde said that in terms of tourism, Isla Mujeres reported an occupation rate of 92 percent in the Insular Zone and 89 percent in the Continental Zone (mainland) hotels.

The director of Economic Development and Tourism of Isla Mujeres, José Jesús Castillo Magaña, pointed out that the high occupancy rates were the result of the promotions carried out in fairs, tianguis and international festivals, placing Isla Mujeres as one of the favorite destinations for both national and international tourists.