TULUM, Mexico – The vibrant town of Tulum takes center stage in the highly-anticipated second season of the documentary series “Un lugar llamado México,” currently airing on Channel 11. This compelling series, produced in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), explores the cultural and natural wonders of Tulum, showcasing its rich heritage.
The inaugural season, which delved into the state of Campeche’s treasures, is available at https://canalonce.mx/programas/un-lugar-llamado-mexico. The second installment, offering a captivating glimpse into the cultural and natural tapestry of Tulum, premiered on December 5th, broadcasting on Channel 11.1.
The second episode immerses viewers in the daily lives of the residents and the archaeological marvels of Tulum. Meanwhile, the third episode invites audiences to explore the mangroves, settlements, and archaeological relics of Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO-designated Natural Heritage site since 1987.
Margarito Molina Rendón, the director of the INAH representation in Quintana Roo, expressed enthusiasm about showcasing the cultural richness of the region beyond the tourist hotspots. He emphasized the importance of the Tren Maya in providing a deeper understanding of Quintana Roo’s culture, including its jungles and the communities of contemporary Mayans. Molina Rendón stated, “Rarely does tourism venture into the heartland, into the profound Mexico, where the greatest indigenous resistance in Latin America occurred, and where the great Mayan nation settled during the 50 years of the Caste War (1847-1901). The Tren Maya will allow us to show the world the culture and history, ensuring that mass tourism as a global phenomenon does not impact indigenous communities and their culture.”
On social media, Carlos Brito Lavalle, the director of Channel 11, revealed that the documentary series was conceived in 2021 in collaboration with UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, through INAH. The aim is to unveil lesser-known cultural routes of Mexico, such as the profound Mayan world.
This captivating second season comprises ten episodes, with four dedicated to Quintana Roo: Tulum, Sian Ka’an Reserve, the archaeological site of Chacchoben, and the Laguna Guerrero Reserve. The remaining six episodes will spotlight the cultural richness of the state of Yucatán. As the series unfolds, it promises to be a visual and educational feast, shedding light on the hidden gems and untold stories of Mexico’s cultural tapestry.