Let’s talk about something that’s been causing a stir down in La Paz. So, you’ve got this chic little spot, the Marea boutique hotel, tucked away in the El Manglito neighborhood. But here’s the kicker – they’ve gone and built walls that are keeping the local folks from hitting the beach.
Now, as you can imagine, that’s not flying well with the residents and the fishing crowd. This beach has been their chill spot for as long as anyone can remember, and they’re not about to let some fancy walls stop their vibe. They’re standing up to the hotel’s barrier game, and honestly, it’s turning into quite the showdown.
Just so you know, in Mexico, the law’s pretty clear: beaches are for the people – no ifs, ands, or buts. If you’ve got a property with a beach view, like hotels, houses, or restaurants, you’ve gotta pay up for a federal lease if you wanna use a bit of sand for your guests. But, and this is a big but, they’ve gotta keep a 20-meter gap (that’s about 65 feet for those who skipped metric class) from the water open for everyone.
If they don’t, they could be shelling out up to a hefty $18,000 USD in fines. Yikes! So, will the Marea hotel play nice, or will they try to keep their walls up? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all unfolds. Stay tuned, folks.