Jamaica News: Revelers and vacationers were up in arms over the holiday weekend because of an increase in the admission cost to the popular Puerto Seco Beach in St Ann.
The new cost had been attached by operators who have done significant upgrade work to the facilities.
However beach-goers said the price is too high especially for a beach which was at one time $300 which made it one of the most affordable clean beaches around.
Another big issue though for visitors to Puerto Seco is that users aren’t allowed to take meals on the property as food sales form part of the operator’s earning stream.
In the meantime a government official has since dispelled reports that the property was being leased for just $13,000. The lease is said to be $2.88 million from the Jamaica Bauxite Mining (JBM) a year and the beach licence from the National Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) is $13,000 a month plus $100,000 a month for use of the jetty.
By: Mckoy’s News Reporter