Cancun Bounces Back!
As we all know Cancun’s beaches have been slowly eroding away but only became obvious after Hurricane Gilbert occurred, there is evidence that the hurricane effects are not the origin of the erosion. The hurricane only worsened a process that existed for a long time, probably due to the inadequate and excessive occupation of the beach front.
Different measures were taken to protect the zone, but they soon failed; the erosion continued and hurricanes Ivan and Wilma worsened the conditions of the whole barrier. Finally, things are recovering by means of sand nourishment which the Mexican Government is pouring millions of Pesos into.
There are a fare number of Popular beaches that are trying to follow the recovery trend.
PLAYA CHAC MOOL
Like many beaches in Cancun, the scene at Playa Chac Mool changes depending on the time of day. During the day, many local families flock here to swim in the relatively calm waves.
Though the water is generally to treacherous to swim in, Playa Delfines is a popular place with adult tourists. The white sands are perfect for sunning, the water is many shades of blue and the view is incredible. This beach is also popular for surfing, and a great place for taking lessons.
One hotel that has put it’s money where it’s mouth is, and is a super-luxury property, all-inclusive and adults only is The Royal Hideway Playacar are leading the trend in major rehabilitation.
The resort just refilled their beach with one-billion gallons of sand, welcoming 200-feet of pure white beach for speedo-frolicking. That’s not all. In celebration of the new beach, they’re offering 30 percent off nightly rates with spa treatments and private beachfront dining.
That’s quite an incentive?