Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — More than two million square meters of land has been allocated for recreation use in the municipality of Puerto Morelos. On Monday, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) allocated an area of 2,178,673 square meters of federal maritime-terrestrial zone land.
The announcement was published December 4, 2023 in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
The donated area is located on Rafael E. Melgar Avenue and José María Morelos Avenue in the first square of the town of Puerto Morelos. The publication specifies the land is “for use as a public beach for recreation of the local population, for national and foreigner visitors, for public access to the beach and fishing pier, as well as for use for fishing, beaching and mooring fishing boats with outboard motors.”
The publication explains that the municipality of Puerto Morelos, through a request received on July 29, 2019 and modified by writing on November 13, 2023, requested that the described surface be allocated to it.
On October 23, 2023, the Municipal Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology of the H. Puerto Morelos City Council issued a certificate that certifies the compatibility of the land use for the surface requested in its destination.
The General Directorate of the Federal Maritime-Terrestrial Zone and Coastal Environments issued technical opinions dated November 21, 2023, which determined that the request made by the municipality of Puerto Morelos technically and environmentally complies with the requirements established in the current regulations.
“In the event that the municipality of Puerto Morelos gives the surface of the federal maritime terrestrial zone that is intended, a use other than that provided for in this agreement without the prior authorization of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, or leaves it to use or need, said asset with all its improvements and accessions will be removed from its service to be managed by the latter,” the publication said.