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Mahahual jaladores outside their respective areas will be arrested says city council

Mahahual, Q.R. — People who try to force sales on Mahahual tourists will be arrested says the Secretary General of the City Council of Othón P. Blanco. The announcement was made after numerous complaints about the aggressive behavior of the those who try to lure tourists to certain restaurants to eat.

For each successful attempt, the sales person (jaladore) receives a commission. However, the municipality’s Secretary General, Alejandro Rivera Romero, says the behavior not only gives the area a bad image, it is an illegal practice.

He says sales people who attempt to sell to tourists at the entrance, pier and lighthouse of Mahahual will be arrested and transferred to the Municipal Police facilities in Chetumal. He says in those areas, that activity is prohibited.

He also said that such activities often generate conflict between restaurants and the tourism service providers, noting that sales are allowed only in front of the restaurants.

“The presence of these famous jaladores generates conflict between restaurateurs and service providers due to the fact that they do not have the protocols for presentation and attention to tourists visiting the Grand Costa Maya.”

He explained that restaurants must pay a right to carry out the activity of having jaladores, and that they are permitted only in certain places, and in no way will permits be granted for external jaladores.

Rivera Romero added that staff from the Othón P. Blanco City Council will visit the sites where the jaladores are detected, as well as the main tourist corridor of Costa Maya.