Infrastructure in Tulum: New Projects
Tulum considered the center city of tourist activity in the Riviera Maya, is divided into the hotel zone, the town, and the archaeological zone. Its importance is seen with an example: From January to August 2019, the Mexican Caribbean registered almost 9 million foreign visitors, while in 2020 it received only 3.8 million due to the pandemic derived from Covid-19, a fall of 57.7%., according to the latest figures from the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ).
Carlos Joaquín González – Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, announced a package of four works with an investment of 99 million pesos in coordination with the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATUR) and the Municipal Government of Tulum for the construction of the Maya Museum, the Tulum Technological University, the Xel-Há-Coba bikeway, the Community Development Center and the improvement of urban infrastructure.
This coupled with the Mayan Train project, an initiative of the presidency, in which the objective is to communicate to the micro-regions of the state through five stations, of which the construction of one is planned in Tulum.
A project that plans to receive around 15 million tourists annually, reducing polluting emissions and creating a tourist corridor that will increase the value of the area.
CICLOVIA XEL HA-COBA
Tulum has two main road axes; the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway and the Tulúm-Cobá highway; The latter crosses the settlements Manuel Antonio Ay, Macario Gómez, Francisco Uh May, Cecilio Chí, and Cobá, together they form a geographical region characterized by being within the Mayan jungle known as the transition zone.
The Xel-Ha – Cobá bike path is a social-tourist project that seeks to connect attractive points of ecological and cultural value in the area, as well as provide the city with a modern, practical, and sustainable communication route.
This project consists of different stages, totaling 50 km. Its construction will begin in 2021 and will carry a budget of 60 million pesos for its execution.
The railway project, with plans to open in 2023 and go into full operation in 2024, seeks to increase the length of stay of national and international tourism in five states in south-eastern Mexico, particularly in Quintana Roo.
The Mayan Train will pass through
- 50 archaeological zones open to the public.
- 42 cenotes.
- 10 museums.
- 5 monuments inscribed as world heritage.
- 2 zones of historical monuments.
Likewise, facilitate interconnectivity with air terminals and transport workers and goods throughout the Riviera Maya.
Section 5 of the Mayan Train, from Tulum to Cancun, will consist of two parts: The railway work and the electrification. This section will be tendered shortly and will have an approximate investment of 30 billion pesos (mp).
TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF TULUM
Tulum is becoming one of the touristic and real estate centers of the Riviera Maya, its rapid population growth requires more and better services, including education, thus making the destination a complete investment and housing alternative.
For this reason, the state government inaugurated the works of the Technological University of Tulum, with an investment of 20 million pesos, and which plans to conclude its first stage in September 2021.
This new educational institution will allow young people and adults to promote their preparation while meeting the educational demand that Tulum requires along with its accelerated development and population growth.