Two beachside hotels on the island of Holbox, Casa Tortuga and Posada Mawimbi, caught fire late Monday night, resulting in the evacuation and relocation of over 100 tourists to nearby hotels.
According to this local news report, the fire began close to Casa Tortuga, which is located on Av. Damero along the main Playa Holbox Beach by the Cariocas Club. The situation escalated around 11:30 p.m. Monday evening as the fire spread, ensuing panic because Holbox doesn’t have an official fire department to handle such emergencies.
All Hotel Guests Reported As Safe, But Personal Belongings Were Destroyed By Fire
It was then reported Tuesday afternoon that Casa Tortuga along with the hotel property adjacent to it, Posada Mawimbi, was completely demolished as a result of the fire.
Fortunately, there weren’t any fatalities due to the incident. One of the guests did require medical attention, but no major injuries have been reported so far. All of the hotel guests and staff have also been reported safe and were relocated to other hotels nearby. The tourists’ personal belongings and travel documents, however, including passports, have been destroyed.
The travelers affected by the fire were mostly from the United States and parts of Europe, including France, Germany, the U.K., Belgium, and Norway. There were over 100 tourists staying at the hotels at the time of the fire. Both hotels were at approximately 85% occupancy, according to the local report.
Source: Cancun Sun