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Numerous Cancun, Riviera Maya companies delay reopening until May

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — After the declaration of a health emergency in Mexico, the Mexican Caribbean tourism sector has postponed the reopening of numerous venues until May. Several companies who anticipated resuming activities in April have now announced their reactivation next month.

Xcaret has made an official announcement that they will now resume operations May 1, a change from the initial date of April 6, which is when they had hoped to reopen their parks and hotels. However, the ongoing pandemic, not only in Mexico, but also in the US, Canada and Europe, has seen many companies delay their reopening.

Dolphin Discovery says their locations will restart operations on May 16. Hotels such as AMResorts, Blue Diamond and Oasis hotel chains announced that they too, will reopen in May, while the Spanish chains Meliá, Iberostar, Barceló, Riu, Valentín, Sirenis, Palladium, Hipotels, Princess and H10 who closed their Caribbean-located hotels, have not announced an official reopening date.

Along with hotels and theme parks, the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) says 13 archaeological sites, together with the Mayan Museum of Cancun, have closed their doors indefinitely as a preventive measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

INAH head Margarito Molina Rendón said that they will keep people informed noting “INAH staff in Quintana Roo are obeying the measures established by the country’s health authorities.”