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Old 11-04-2009   #31 (permalink)
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I read somewhere it cost upwards of 22 million to do the beach restoration in Cancun a few years ago....then it all washed out to sea with the first storm after.

I suppose 22 million might be a drop in the bucket compared to all the money they get from tourism if it had succeeded... but not so smart if it is a losing battle.
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Old 11-06-2009   #32 (permalink)
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The 'shape' of the sea bed just off shore can have a major effect on the calmness/roughness of the waves, so I wonder if they are doing something along those lines, as this would be a little more longer lasting than just chucking more sand on the beach!
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Beesknees........

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The 'shape' of the sea bed just off shore can have a major effect on the calmness/roughness of the waves, so I wonder if they are doing something along those lines, as this would be a little more longer lasting than just chucking more sand on the beach!
Well worth thinking about!....but do you have to shout so loudly? LOL
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Old 11-13-2009   #34 (permalink)
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Equipment is on the beach in Cancun

I found a webcam that shows the breakers being built in Cancun.

Thank you for all the great information on the Beach progress.

Would love a heads up when the work starts in Playa.

Three cheers to the Mexican Government!

Tourists do care about the beaches and the area has a ghastly reputation for that reason only. ;-)

Happy Friday!
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Old 11-13-2009   #35 (permalink)
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What’s the scoop with the Playa beach restoration?......starting at the ferry dock and moving south….starting late October …etc…

Anyone have photos or is it happening ?
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What’s the scoop with the Playa beach restoration?......starting at the ferry dock and moving south….starting late October …etc…

Anyone have photos or is it happening ?
They are in Cancun now. Then Puerto Morelos. Then Playa. Then Cozumel.
Probably after the first of the year for the Playa phase to start
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Old 11-20-2009   #37 (permalink)
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Novedades is reporting that the Playa (mainly Playacar) start up will begin over this weekend with machinery and equipment scheduled to begin moving into the area in preparation. A second dredger ship from the beach project contractor is apparently currently on route to the region as well, a vessel that is well known for the creation of the now famous beaches of Dubai. If past reports are correct, the project will require the demolition and/ or removal of certain man made structures previously set in place to protect the beach areas.

A the Federal level, at present, they have cleared the use of sand from offshore of Cozumel for use in the beach restoration project in Cancun, Playa and Coz after an environmental group failed to post bond to continue their court case and injunction to halt sand mining offshore of Coz.

While I wouldn't expect precise dates to be met as reported in the restoration progress, it's certainly likely that the work will be engaged in the near future.

As it is, the Cancun restoration is already well underway.

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Beach restoration

I am sure this project will make a vast difference to the already beautiful
beaches in Playa...I do hope they take those awful looking 'whale' eyesores away though ....and whatever is done to improve
the beaches .. will be a lasting one.........what worries me is the strong currents and huge waves that can generate out at sea don't undo all the
work that is being done......anyway I hope by the time I plan to be back next September things should be tickety boo!!
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Novedades is reporting that the Playa (mainly Playacar) start up will begin over this weekend with machinery and equipment scheduled to begin moving into the area in preparation. A second dredger ship from the beach project contractor is apparently currently on route to the region as well, a vessel that is well known for the creation of the now famous beaches of Dubai. If past reports are correct, the project will require the demolition and/ or removal of certain man made structures previously set in place to protect the beach areas.

A the Federal level, at present, they have cleared the use of sand from offshore of Cozumel for use in the beach restoration project in Cancun, Playa and Coz after an environmental group failed to post bond to continue their court case and injunction to halt sand mining offshore of Coz.

While I wouldn't expect precise dates to be met as reported in the restoration progress, it's certainly likely that the work will be engaged in the near future.

As it is, the Cancun restoration is already well underway.
Yep, Delmy sent me a link to this a while ago. Interesting that now they're starting at the south end of Playacar and evidently going to work their way north, instead of starting in the north end and working their way south to the old pier and leaving the issue of Playacar restoration for the indefinite future.

Article I saw quotes the mayor yesterday as saying work will begin on Monday.
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I wonder how long to do a resort. And whether they'll actually remove the existing "whales" or just open them up and let the sea move the sand that's in them and then cover the whole thing with new sand. We arrive a week Sunday and it would be nice to see the extended beach. I read somewhere they figure a day per resort and that would be nice. Working 24 hours a day maybe they could. We watched them in Dec '07 filling the bags and pumping the sand up onto the beach and it didn't take long. The pipes they're using for this project are immense compared to the "about" 6 inch plastic ones they were using.
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Arriving on Monday the 23rd at the RPRM, i sure hope we aren't stuck with a week of construction.
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Arriving at Riu Tequila Dec 5. It would be great if the restoration in front of the Riu Yucatan is finished by then, but on the other hand, it would be really interesting to watch also.
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Arriving at Riu Tequila Dec 5. It would be great if the restoration in front of the Riu Yucatan is finished by then, but on the other hand, it would be really interesting to watch also.
...true enough!...we find the work they do on the beach interesting to watch as well!...
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Any updates on progress in the PDC area Steve? There's a thread on the Trip Advisor Cancun forum this morning by Jimincancun that suggests both dredges are going to continue working in the Cancun area. If that is the case then I'd doubt work would start anytime soon in Playacar. ???
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Any updates on progress in the PDC area Steve? There's a thread on the Trip Advisor Cancun forum this morning by Jimincancun that suggests both dredges are going to continue working in the Cancun area. If that is the case then I'd doubt work would start anytime soon in Playacar. ???
Well if that leads to a mutually exclusive arrangement, it's news to me, but then I'm not that much into the detail of the thing. I just know what I read there about the mayor of Solidaridad saying work would begin in Playa on Monday (= today). I can try to find out some more, though, and of course post it here, if I do.
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