Cancun Will Soon Have Its First 100 Percent Accessible Beach

Sun shining down on a beach between cliffs in Cancun Mexico
Cancun beach (Photo by goglik83/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

The first 100 percent accessible beach is coming to Cancun. The city announced the start of construction at Las Perlas.

The beach is designed to be 100 percent accessible and will feature a ramp from the parking lot to the beach area. It will also add to the services that are already in place, such as toilets, showers, palapas, chairs and lounges, infrastructure for people with disabilities.

Municipal President Remberto Estrada Barba said that because the tourism industry in the city continues to grow, the growth should translate into more well-being for the population.

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In a press release, he said that, “Cancun must be a multicultural, inclusive and accessible tourist destination and city that receives all people, regardless of economic, social or physical condition.”

He also said that his administration continues to promote tourism and that all Mexicans have the right to enjoy the beaches. He affirmed that the needs of all people, especially the disabled and elderly, should be taken into account so that they can reach the beach to enjoy the sea and facilities. 

Playa Las Perlas is currently one of Cancun’s Blue Flag beaches and is hoping to be the city’s first all-inclusive.

This will be the state’s second all-inclusive beach. Playa del Carmen became the first city in the country with the opening of their all-inclusive beach in 2015.

Recently, The Secretaria de Turismo (Sectur) of Mexico  three new major state projects are in the works the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancun is located. Projects include a sustainable tourist property, a retirement home, and Sea World. 

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