Per the Mark Travel Corporation
(Funjet, Southwest Vacations, Blue Sky)
We have been advised that effective October 1, 2017 the Municipality of Solidaridad will launch a new eco tax to help maintain the beaches and ecosystem in Riviera Maya. Tourism and the natural beauty of the area is an essential part of the region’s development, and crucial to its preservation.
In order to maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination, upon check out the hotels will be collecting 10.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $0.55 USD at current conversion rates) per room per night effective October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017, and 20.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD at current conversion rates) per room per night, effective January 1, 2018. This new tax will be deposited in an environmental trust fund that has been set up to protect the area and its surroundings.
This tax has just been imposed, and is not included in packages regardless of booking dates. Please advise your clients of this new development prior to their trip.
The Mark Travel Corporation