The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) authorized the sale of eight properties in the highly sought after beaches of Jalisco during the last two six-year terms of government, where they handed over 27,580 square meters of property for private use.
The transfer to private individuals of the federal assets was carried out through land alienation operations on the sea and other bodies of water, both in Puerto Vallarta and in the so-called Costalegre de Jalisco, an area of great tourist potential composed of the beaches of the municipalities of Tomatlán, La Huerta, Cihuatlán and Cabo Corrientes.
The largest example was on April 23, 2012, with file 16 / JAL / 2009, in which it was approved to sell to the Sociedad Cooperativa de Pesquera de Consumo El Playón an area of 7,985.86 m2 of land on the lagoon of Estero de Punta Pérula, in the vicinity of Punta Pérula beach, in La Huerta.
In second place by extension is file 53/47391, approved on December 23, 2014, in which it was authorized that 6,561.77 m2 of land reclaimed from the sea on the beach of Barra de Navidad, municipality of Cihuatlán, were sold to Ernesto Pimienta González, in an area “in front of the Barra de Navidad lagoon”.
The third largest case is that of file 53/23400, authorized on December 14, 2011, through which the sale of 4,903.58 m2 of land adjoining the sea in the Bay of Tenacatita, to Miguel René Morales Orozco.
In the fourth site, the file 53/19165 authorized on November 11, 2011 to specify the sale of 3,302.85 m2 of “land reclaimed from the sea and existing works” at the Playa Las Glorias, in the Bay of Puerto Vallarta, to the company Hoteles Costa Alegre SA de CV
The fifth case to be highlighted is that of file 1634 / JAL / 2009, which was approved on October 18, 2017, to validate the sale of an area of 2,339,240 m2 of “land reclaimed from the sea, as well as the existing constructions in the area” in the Bay of Tenacatita, Estero La Manzanilla , in La Huerta, to Francisco Brun González.
The last three disposals of federal assets on the beaches of Jalisco are March 29, 2010 with file 53/32702, to sell a thousand 730.99 m2 of surface reclaimed from the sea at Playa El Tamarindo, La Huerta, to Luis Oscar Becerra Godínez, Lorena Becerra Ceballos and Oscar Becerra Cevallos. Only in this case is the amount paid reported: $2,126,071 pesos.
Also file 53/37602 of September 29, 2010 that approved the sale of an extension of 463.37 m2 of “land reclaimed from the sea and existing works in it” in Playa Los Muertos, in Puerto Vallarta, to Carlos Vázquez Sánchez.
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And finally, file 100 / JAL / 2007 of April 2, 2010 to sell a fraction of 293.11 m2 of “land reclaimed from the sea and existing works” in front of Paraguay Street 1233, Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta, to Banco Mercantil del Norte, fiduciary of José Francisco González López, Rosa Icela Molins Figueroa, Nikita Zdanow and Paulette Zdanow.
The report from Semarnat showing the operations of alienation or sale of federal lands in the beaches of Jalisco was obtained in the revision resource RRA 1252-18, and covers a period of 11 years, from 2007 to January 8 of 2018, in which the country was governed by Felipe Calderón Hinojos and Enrique Peña Nieto.
During this time, Semarnat authorized 95 national operations for the alienation of land reclaimed from the sea on the beaches in Mexico, through which the delivery to private interests of a territorial extension of one million 673,243.46 m2 was approved, the total of 167.32 hectares of federal land sold to private industry on Mexico’s coastal waters.