Cozumel, one of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, has proposed its first tax on cruise ship passengers the AP is reporting.
The tax (Environmental Care Tax) would small at just 65 cents per cruise ship passenger. The money would be used for security, environmental and civil defense projects.
The tax must still be approved by the legislature to go into effect. The government says the tax will be a “historic event and an act of social justice for Cozumel residents”.
Over 1,200 cruise ships visit Cozumel each year and it is the third most visited cruise port in the world.
Just about every cruise to the Western Caribbean makes a port stop in Cozumel.