TULUM, Mexico – The vibrant coastal ambiance of Tulum met with regulatory action as the Department of Fiscalization and Collections from the Municipal Treasury of Tulum imposed closure sanctions on the renowned establishments Gitano and Bomboniere. The cause? Violation of the prescribed operating hours.”
The latest action taken by the authorities revealed a flagrant breach of the designated operational time frame, prompting the immediate closure of both businesses. Collaborating with the officers of the Secretariat of Public Security and Citizen Protection, municipal inspectors found the establishments in clear violation of the stipulated operating hours.
Yet, details regarding the imposed financial penalties or the specific measures required for the reactivation of these businesses remain undisclosed. The Fiscalization and Collections Department indicated a sequential process—commencing with an initial warning, a step already executed in both cases. Subsequent defiance would result in penalties and closures.
It’s imperative to note that the permissible operational hours for bars and restaurants in the coastal zone extend until 1 a.m., while establishments in the central zone are allowed to operate until 2 a.m., with a half-hour grace period for complete closure. Furthermore, these businesses must adhere to specified sound levels, maintaining decibels between 60 and 65 as the maximum threshold. These commercial regulations have been in effect since late September 2022.
Following the municipal regulations enacted in September 2022, the Department of Fiscalization and Collections has diligently overseen compliance within Tulum’s vibrant commercial landscape. The recent enforcement action against Gitano and Bomboniere highlights the authorities’ unwavering commitment to upholding these regulations.”
Although the exact financial repercussions and the procedural requirements for the reactivation of the clamped businesses remain undisclosed, the authorities have emphasized a structured approach to ensure compliance. Initial warnings were issued, a crucial step preceding the enforced closure. The subsequent steps or the fines involved in case of repeated non-compliance have yet to be officially announced.
Local regulations stipulate specific operational hours tailored to different zones within Tulum, reflecting a balance between supporting the region’s bustling nightlife and respecting residential tranquility. The emphasis on maintaining permissible noise levels underlines the town’s dedication to preserving its unique harmony between commercial activity and community serenity.
The incidents at Gitano and Bomboniere, albeit resulting in immediate closure, serve as a reminder to the entire hospitality sector to adhere rigorously to the prescribed operational guidelines. Ensuring compliance not only guarantees the orderly functioning of establishments but also contributes to fostering a harmonious coexistence between businesses and the local community.