April 6, 2024
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Nauyacas and Cresterías: Tulum’s Latest Treasures

TULUM, Mexico – The Archaeological Zone of Tulum, a cornerstone of cultural heritage and a magnet for global travelers, is poised for a remarkable expansion with the unveiling of two previously inaccessible temples, Nauyacas and Cresterías. This development promises to enrich the visitor experience in this iconic Mayan site, coinciding with the surge in tourism anticipated from the launch of the Maya Train project.

In a significant boost for Tulum’s allure, the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) has spearheaded a comprehensive restoration program known as the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza). Aimed at enhancing infrastructure and conservation efforts across the Mayan ruins of the Mexican Caribbean, Promeza has singled out Tulum for significant investment, underlining its status within Mexico’s cultural and historical landscape.

Nauyacas and Cresterías: Tulum's Latest Treasures

The initiative’s recent achievements highlight the nearing completion of extensive renovations within Tulum’s Archaeological Zone, with an impressive 95% of the work on the new temples finalized. These sites, integral to the ancient Mayan trade networks dealing in commodities such as salt, jade, and various meats, are set to be revealed to the public this March, offering fresh insights into the complex Mayan civilization.

Moreover, the Promeza program has facilitated the introduction of new amenities aimed at boosting visitor satisfaction. Notable upgrades include wooden stairways linking the archaeological site directly to the beach, alongside state-of-the-art facilities for researchers to advance the study and preservation of Mayan heritage.

With the imminent completion of these projects, timed to precede the operational launch of the Maya Train this summer, Tulum is gearing up for an unprecedented influx of visitors. The new temples will not only augment the archaeological zone’s attractions but are expected to alleviate congestion within the site, ensuring a more enjoyable experience for tourists.

Nauyacas and Cresterías: Tulum's Latest Treasures

Further bolstering Tulum’s tourism infrastructure is the construction of new pathways and signage within the Archaeological Zone, funded by the Promeza program, and the upcoming opening of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport. These developments, along with the Maya Train, are set to significantly enhance accessibility to Tulum, reinforcing its status as a premier destination within the Mayan Riviera.


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