Bahia Principe Tulum, Mexico
Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Location: Bahia Principe Tulum, Mexico
A resort area wanted to protect and increase the width of their beaches by using an artificial reef.
Geotube® marine containment technology was used for the breakwater project. The Geotube® structures were placed approximately 328 feet offshore at a depth of 6-1/2 feet [photo 1]. Each container was filled by the hand-dredge method [photo 2]. They were highly effective in disapating wave energy [photo 3]. And heavy marine growth gathered on the breakwater structures [photo 4].
The project has been successful in this resort area. Remarkable sand accretion between the Geotube® breakwaters and the shoreline has occurred since installation [photo 5]. And the beach has also increased in width since the installation. The breakwaters have not interfered with beach and water recreation in the area [photos 6-7].