5 FACTS ABOUT THE SITUATION IN AKUMAL

As of noon today, Saturday, December 19, 2015:
  1. The main road entering Akumal continues to be blocked by a group of local tour operators protesting the current beach access.
  2. Vehicular traffic is being blocked in and out of the Akumal. There have been reports that those who can prove that they need to get to the airport are being allowed to exit, but at this time it is unconfirmed.
  3. Foot traffic is also being impeded as the walkway into Akumal is blocked. Pedestrians have been allowed to cross with varying degrees of hassle.
  4. Police are on-site at the roadblock and while they are not taking action to dismantle the blockade, it appears they are there to simply monitor.
  5. Despite the protesters’ claims, the beach access is open and there is no entry fee.