Mahahual, Q.R. — Mahahual is anticipating an uptick in tourism with an increase in scheduled cruise ships. After a few months of a decline in ships docking in their port, the sea side town is expecting 24 for the month of August.
Mahahual businesses suffered from April to July with a decline in the arrival of cruise ship. However, the month of August should bring around 72,000 visitors on the 24 scheduled ships.
Gerardo Pérez Zafra, representative of the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) in Mahahual, explained that their arrival will be complemented by national and foreign tourism, which will benefit the economic sectors of the town.
“We are seeing that there is a cruise program for this month, that means better benefits for the economy of southern Quintana Roo, which is mainly for those who provide tourist services,” he explained.
“A clear example is the restaurant sector and the beach area, which is the heart of tourism,” he added.