Despite the fact that merchants and workers in the tourism sector predicted that the port of Progreso would be left without tourists throughout this weekend, due to the preference of families for the Xmatkuil fair instead of the beach of this municipality On this Sunday, a massive influx of tourists was surprising, providing a flow that was described as “regular” through those seeking sustenance on the coast and its surroundings.
As is known, the “Yucatan Fair Xmatkuil” was not the only obstacle for service providers, on Friday, November 17th a “swell” entered that left wide patches of seaweed, causing several families to withdraw when they sighted this panorama.
The next day, Saturday, November 18th, there was a cloudy sky, sporadic rains throughout the day, and the brought mounts of sargassum, so that even several street vendors and even workers refrained from entering their work areas. for fear of losing investments.
The radical change occurred on Sunday, November 19th, with high temperatures which surprised locals who had predicted “very bad” days due to the constant cold fronts.
The arrival of dozens of families from the interior of the state began at eleven in the morning, and by one o’clock, the beach was totally full of bathers.
“We thought we would leave empty-handed. It was a blessing to have seen the beach full of people, although not everything turned out as expected since most people brought their drinks or provisions to just sit on the shore of the beach, only 35% of the people who came opted for the rent of facilities in the arena or going inside restaurants,” said Camilo Zunza, a waiter with more than a decade in this part of the city.
In this way, throughout the evening, the atmosphere persisted through beach games, banana boat rides, entire families swimming and even the notable presence of older adults who also longed to have a day in the sea of Progreso. .
“I haven’t been to the beach with my grandchildren since August. I had been bothering my children about coming, but they insisted that we should go around these dates, which is when attendance drops; However, to our surprise, the boardwalk was packed. I am happy to have this panorama” indicated María Eugenia Solís, an adult over 80 years of age.