New Entrance to Akumal Bay
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Entry is free to residents of Q.Roo who have official government-issued ID. [Use your INAPAM card for free entry plus a bracelet that lets you use the baños!] Non-residents of Quintana Roo are being charged $5usd or $100mx to enter Akumal Bay through the old CEA building. Property owners who enter Mexico on a tourist visa are not considered residents and must pay. Hours for entry are 9am to 5pm.
David Ortiz Mena, who is an officer of the Akumal hotel owners organization, explained that there are lifeguards, showers, bathrooms, and lockers available to tourists, and these all come with a price. “I think it is important to note that there is a scheme in place where Quintana Roo residents can enter freely and tourists can be given a quality and sustainable service,” said Ortiz Mena in an article that appeared in Riviera Maya News.
Not new, but a timely reminder: When you’re stopped for a driving infraction – real or imaginary . . . – hold out your hand to the tránsito officer and ask for the ticket. If paid promptly, there are discounts. And it’s more than possible that you won’t be issued a citation. Just sayin’ . . .