TULUM, Mexico – The Secretariat of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have announced the temporary closure of the Tulum Archaeological Zone in Quintana Roo. Scheduled for November 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2023, this closure is part of the ongoing efforts of the Archaeological Zones Improvement Program (Promeza), directly linked to the initiatives of the Tren Maya project.
During this brief closure, comprehensive improvements to the site’s infrastructure are set to take place. This includes the refurbishment of entrances, trails, ticketing booths, restrooms, signage, and parking facilities. The primary objective of these enhancements is to elevate the significance and safety of visits to this iconic archaeological site for both tourists and local visitors alike.
As an alternative option during the temporary closure of Tulum, INAH extends an invitation to the public to explore other archaeological sites in the region. Among these alternatives are Muyil, a mere 20-minute drive south of Tulum; Xelhá, located just 12 minutes to the north; Xcaret and Cobá, both within a 40-minute distance; and Xamanhá (Playa del Carmen), a 44-minute drive, situated across from Cozumel, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy San Gervasio.
This proactive approach ensures that enthusiasts of history and archaeology can continue to indulge in the rich cultural tapestry of the region while Tulum undergoes these essential improvements. By diversifying the options available, the INAH aims to maintain the flow of cultural tourism and encourage visitors to explore the fascinating archaeological wonders that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer.
Stay tuned for the unveiling of a renewed and enriched Tulum Archaeological Zone, where the echoes of the past resonate with a modern touch, providing an even more captivating experience for all those who embark on this historical journey.