These days if we’re talking Cancun, especially during the current slow season, we must be talking the Beach Restoration Project. Sure, there’s low hotel occupancy, a smattering of swine flu around in a topic that may rear it’s ugly head worldwide in the later part of this year and early next, and then there’s the vacation sales discounts that haven’t been seen in years. But, despite it all, it’s beach restoration that has Cancun, along with her sister resort areas, Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel, in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo all a buzz.
The only problem is, the Beach Restoration Project has been delayed so many times that no one, and I mean no one, is ever quite sure what the scheduling of the work time line is going to be. And, hell there’s still the tropical storm season to deal with, well, two months of it anyway. However, rest assured, it’s going to happen, in fact the citizenry and government officials up and down Quintana Roo are bubbling with anticipation, at least as far south as Playacar, just south of Playa Del Carmen, the primary benefactor of restoration outside of Cancun. Now, we don’t want to keep you in anticipation of the coming events any further, just don’t hold your breathe or make life altering decisions based on the information we’re about to give you, as with everything in Mexico, the below announced dates and schedules are subject to change and/ or delays.
(Beach Reclamation Equipment in action during previous work, Courtesy Jan De Nul)
Reported Dates of Interest*:
Puerto Progreso, Yucatan
September 5, 2009: Estimated Arrival, Specialized Ships used for dredging, sand mining and bulk sand placement.
September 15, 2009 - December 28, 2009: Initial placement and construction of breakwaters in Cancun.
Early October, 2009- December 19, 2009: Beach Replenishment/ Addition of Sand to 12 KM of beach in Cancun.
Playa Del Carmen:
September 21, 2009 - November 19, 2009: Initial placement and construction of breakwaters in Playa Del Carmen.
December 11, 2009- December 20, 2009: Beach Replenishment/ Addition of Sand to select beaches
September 21, 2009 - November 19, 2009: Initial placement and construction of breakwaters
December 11, 2009- January 20, 2010: Beach Replenishment/ Addition of Sand to select beaches
*(All Dates Approximate and Subject to Delay, the information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)
The information in this edition of the Cancun Casa Blog was compiled from multiple sources, official and media related.
We’ll get a golden island…We’ll feed the food to the ford, And we’ll live off the coconut…