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Tulum Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary reopened

Tulum, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo reports the reopening of the Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary State Reserve on September 8, after 167 days of closure due to the Covid-19 health contingency.

The opening of the reserve will allow a maximum 60 percent capacity. Efraín Villanueva Arcos, head of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment says those arriving by car are permitted a maximum of four people per vehicle, and one person per motorcycle. Coolers are not permitted.

Alcoholic beverages, pets, music, the collection of stone or biological material, the use of non-biodegradable products, cigarettes and drones is also prohibited. Food and drinks on the beach will be limited to water and fruit. Yellow and red flags have been placed along the beach to indicate swimming areas and sea turtle nests.

Visitors must comply with healthy distance, the use of face masks, and everything pertinent to the code of the new normal in addition to also taking care of the distance with the natural nests that are found on the beaches.