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Over 500 officers deployed in Isla Mujeres tourists areas

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — More than 500 officers have been deployed in the tourist areas of Isla Mujeres in an effort to strengthen holiday security. Tours are being carried out in areas such as Playa Centro and Playa Norte where hundreds of visitors continue to gather on a daily basis.

Isla Mujeres City Hall has reported a total of 535 security elements deployed in a holiday operation “to strengthen surveillance in the places with the highest influx of visitors.

“The goal is to reinforce the security of locals and the thousands of national and international tourists who will visit the destination during the vacation period that began on March 23 and will conclude on April 7.”

Additional officers police busy Isla Mujeres roadways. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres March 26, 2024.

The deployment consists of elements from the General Directorates of Citizen Security and Traffic. Other officials from Public Services, Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) and Civil Protection are also monitoring beach areas, since Civil Protection is responsible for the deployment of lifeguards.

State marines provide extra beach help to Isla Mujeres lifeguards. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres March 26, 2024.

“Last weekend, which began the Easter holiday period, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reported a large influx of visitors of different nationalities who enjoyed its beautiful beaches and tourist attractions.

“According to figures provided by the General Directorate of Economic Development and Tourism, a general hotel occupancy of 86.5 percent was recorded over the weekend, which reflects that Isla Mujeres continues to be the sun and beach destination in the Mexican Caribbean chosen by the majority of tourists,” City Hall reported.

For the upcoming long weekend, Isla Mujeres is anticipating an occupancy rate in excess of 90 percent.

Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres March 26, 2024.

On March 23, the official start of the holiday season, Governor Mara Lezama announced a total of 2,395 security elements had been distributed around the state. Approximately 1.5 million tourists are scheduled to vacation around Quintana Roo for the holidays.