Published On: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019

Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park had a12 million pesos economic impact during 2018

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The Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park is off the coast of the island of Cozumel in the state of Quintana Roo.

Visitors to this National Park left an economic spill of 12 million pesos in 2018 for the collection of fees for the use of this protected natural area.

This was announced by Brenda Hernández Hernández, from the (Comisión Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas: Conanp), office in charge of the marine park, and the management of the natural reserve.

As every year, the rates are modified based on the Federal Law of Collection of Rights. During 2018 the admission fee was 34 pesos per bracelet and for 2019 it went up to 36 pesos.

As every month the direction of the Marine Park that manages the Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) placed on the informative board the figures of the income by sale of bracelets for the use and enjoyment of this protected area. And Brenda Hernández, confirmed that the amount of 343,632 bracelets matches with the number of registered visitors who arrived on board the 244 authorized boats during the year.

(Photo: SIPSE)

During 2017, around 360 thousand bracelets were issued, which represent a total revenue of 12,073,423 pesos.

It was determined that the month that reports the most visits was March with 13.39% of the bracelets, followed by July with 12.60% and April with 10.39 percentage points.

Of the almost 344 thousand sold throughout 2018 a total of 12,131,000, which represents 3.53% less than the previous year.

RMT Newsroom with information from SIPSE



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