TULUM, Mexico – The stretch of the federal highway alone paints a vivid picture of the grandeur housed within the upcoming “Felipe Carrillo Puerto” International Airport in Tulum. The facade boasts intricate ornamentation, and inside, spacious waiting lounges take shape. Scheduled for inauguration on December 1st, a recent inspection by Governor Mara Lezama and Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo confirms the remarkable progress. These are approved facilities.
The new airport in the Mayan region has catalyzed the creation of 15,000 jobs, standing as one of the flagship achievements of President López Obrador’s administration in the state. It joins the ranks of significant projects like the Colosio Boulevard, the bridge over the Nichupté lagoon system, the Cancún airport cloverleaf, and others, serving as a gateway to the sea in Carrillo and the Quintana Roo park in Chetumal. Heavy machinery is a common sight from north to south.
This facility is poised to become a pivotal element in enhancing the region’s tourism leadership, not only for the ninth municipality but for the entire Mexican Caribbean. With four international airports – Cancún, Cozumel, Chetumal, and Tulum – the connectivity solidifies the status of a mega-destination that could welcome over 30 million tourists and visitors in 2023 alone. The imminent Tren Maya stands ready to link with thousands of the 5 million passengers projected to utilize this new terminal annually. These numbers surpass all previous records and predictions, marking the end of the pandemic as a distant memory.
Distinguished as the first “Green Airport,” construction prioritizes the preservation of flora and fauna, emphasizing environmental impact mitigation in an area surpassing the 75,000 square meters of the terminal’s construction site, encompassing the Sian Ka’an, considered a regional lung.
Tulum proudly asserts its brand and influence, a narrative showcased not only at international tourism fairs in London, Paris, and soon Madrid in January.
In the political arena, with an eye on 2024, the municipal president’s profile strengthens within the framework of the 4T. The ongoing context of accomplishments undoubtedly contributes to this socio-political perception.
Diego Castañón’s resonance grows louder as he contemplates seeking re-election in a municipality where opposition attempts to coalesce despite diverse ambitions colliding inevitably.
Aligned with Morena, both at the state and national levels, Castañón champions the causes of transformation, firmly establishing his political presence in the intricate landscape of Quintana Roo.