Hurricane Update 9-1-2007

Most of Mexico Unscathed by Dean

By: Terra Judge

Mexico’s Mexican Caribbean resorts and hotels have been quick to reassure agents and visitors alike that most of the accommodations received only minor damage, if any, due to Hurricane Dean.

A quick rundown of regional damage includes major damage to Costa Maya. Veracruz has also reported extensive damage.

The Yucatan, including Cancun, only reported some downed trees and power lines, but for the most part tourists continued vacations soon after the hurricane had passed.

Most hotels and resorts in Riviera Maya have already reopened; and in Chetumal, debris littered the area.

La Zebra and Mezzanine boutique properties in Tulum, along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, have announced that they sustained minimal damage, and both properties and are open and operating normally.

All six of Royal Resorts’ properties in Cancun and Playa del Carmen weathered the hurricane without incident, and are welcoming guests.

In celebration of welcoming back guests, AMResorts has launched a Mexican Riviera Celebration package following Hurricane Dean at any of the company’s four properties in the Riviera Maya area, including Secrets Capri Rivera Cancun, Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa, Sunscape Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya and Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Palace Resorts’ line of all-inclusives throughout Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya also emerged without major damage after the storm. All resorts sustained minor damage but are open and accepting guests.

Except for a few tropical plants uprooted by strong gusts and lots of leaves blown into its two pools, Elan Resort & Spa did not sustain any serious or structural damage from Hurricane Dean.

Real Resorts is also open for business, reporting that all hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen have not sustained any major damage.