Crocodile Bay is a sportfishing resort in the small town of Puerto Jiménez that is about to build a marina, hotel and 50 condominiums, but it’s run into a hurricane of local opposition. In a town where good jobs are desperately needed, why are so many people rabidly opposed to this project, and what exactly are their environmental concerns? Here’s an in-depth look at a big controversy in a small town.
The Crocodile Bay Resort & Marina says it will bring Puerto Jiménez and the Golfo Dulce a modern, clean facility to dock, fuel and maintenance boats, with a hotel and condominiums that will create jobs. But a vocal opposition says this project poses major environmental concerns, will not really benefit the community and will make Puerto Jiménez look like Cancún.
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