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Apr 8, 2015

What’s the Latest on Puerto Azul?

And from Blackadore Caye to Puerto Azul, that massive so-called citadel of luxury in the Lighthouse Atoll complete with launching party in Cannes last year. That launch, attended by U.D.P. dignitaries including the Minister of Tourism and his wife, seemed to be dead in the water, pun intended. A few weeks ago, though, an article sent out invitations to persons interested in time-share condominiums at the end of 2015. But Heredia says that as far as he’s concerned, that’s not going to happen.

 

Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism

“Puerto Azul…for months I haven’t even heard…I know a few of them, but I understand that they are still working on their EIA. They have two groups of environmentalists from the U.S. looking if it is possible that what they first envisioned can be done. If not, what will be the next step? But at this point it is practically at a standstill as far as I know.”

 

Reporter

“Sir were you aware that they have started advertising for time share condominiums by the end of this year?”

 

Manuel Heredia Jr.

Manuel Heredia Jr.

“I don’t…to be very honest being in the tourism…as Minister of Tourism I cannot envision that happening any time soon.”

 

Reporter

“Could you tell us what facilities there are in that area?”

 

Manuel Heredia Jr.

“Well I know for a fact because I have been there. I was a fisherman for thirty years and I used to visit those areas. I know that there is an airstrip. There are two or three complexes over there that existed in the past. It was a small resort. And I understand that they were working so that they can host the people who are working on the EIA there, but to say to my knowledge that by the ending of the year any major thing will happen…I don’t see that happening.”

 

When we tried to get confirmation from official sources a few weeks ago, we were told that the sale of the land where the Puerto Azul resort was proposed was completed, but that’s about as far as that citadel of luxury has gone.

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1 Response for “What’s the Latest on Puerto Azul?”

  1. kmh says:

    It either dropped through or its a scam to attract investors abroad who think it will still happen.

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