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Report says 19 Tulum hotels protected, operate illegally

Tulum, Q.R. — More than a dozen accommodation establishments in the Hotel Zone of Tulum are alleged operating without the necessary permits.

According to inspections of environmental permits by the agency in the state, it was announced that there are about 19 hotels operating normally despite having closing seals, leading authorities to believe they are operating under the protection of central offices of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa).

In a report delivered to the la Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), Araceli Gómez Herrera and to Profepa’s Raúl Eduardo Sánchez Tajonar, it was noted that nine establishments refused to show authorization permits issued by the dependencies, and instead, inspectors were contacted by phone by central Profepa offices to withdraw from the sites.

La Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa) is required to provide evidence to al Ministerio Público de la Federación given the repeated illegal conduct of the hotels.