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Tourist guides blockade Las Coloradas: demand better salaries

by Sofia Navarro
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Tourist guides and service providers demonstrated at the gates of the Las Coloradas Tourist Parador due to different anomalies.

With banners, the complainants demanded that a representative of the Yucatán salt industry come out to listen to their requests, but this did not happen.

According to the tourist guides, the people in charge of the Tourist Parador have committed several anomalies, such as overcharging foreigners who come to visit the area.

They indicated that before the tourist parador existed, visitors were only charged 50 pesos, but later those in charge of the place raised the fee to $200, although at first, they did not agree, at the end they accepted, as they hoped that their income would also increase.

However, their anger is due to the fact that they still receive 50 pesos per tourist, but recently the access fee was raised to $350, without any increase in the percentage.

In addition, they demand an extra 20 pesos for the National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP), which they see as absurd because the site is not a protected area.

Photo: Reporteros Hoy

The people who were selling fresh water, cold coconuts, and handicrafts were removed from the site at the request of the people in charge of the parador.

They recalled that when Governor Mauricio Vila inaugurated the project, he said that it would also benefit the residents and the artisans who are now no longer allowed to work in the area.

Because of the protests, several visiting tourists were unable to visit the pink waters of Las Coloradas, while the protesters warned that if they are not heard, the protests will continue in the coming days.

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