The December holidays at the beach destination towns in Tonameca and Pochutla concluded with a clean record in terms of accidents and crime, according to local Civil Protection offices.
In the Pueblo Mágico of Mazunte alone, hotel occupancy rates during the last week of 2022 reached 100%, and similar figures were reported at the beach towns of San Agustinillo and Zipolite.
Tonameca Civil Protection chief Geovani Ríos Ramírez told Estado Actual that coordinated efforts with lifeguard corps at the beaches of Agua Blanca, Escobilla, Ventanilla, Mazunte and San Agustinillo resulted in a clean record during December.
“It is true that there were rescues, but with very good results . . . the [security] operation will continue until January 7 . . .” he remarked.
San Agustinillo lifeguard captain Lidio Rodríguez expressed satisfaction at having had a busy holiday guarding the safety of beachgoers “without any major incidents. There were successful rescues, now in January we expect more foreign tourists, and we are going to give our best so that everything goes well.”
Pochutla Civil Protection chief Javier Valencia also reported a clean slate at the beaches of Cuatunalco, Arroyo Cruz, La Mina, Estacahuite, and Panteón.
Revenue during the holidays was very high, according to a Mazunte hotel employee, but figures might be hard to tally.
Revenue cannot be accurately reported because many hotels and hostels are not on the DataTur platform of the Ministry of Tourism. DataTur is an information-gathering platform implemented by the federal government focused on data related to tourist activity in the country’s major resort destinations.
With reports by Estado Actual