TULUM, Mexico – Over the weekend, Román Meyer Falcón, the Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development (Sedatu), oversaw the progress on the construction of the central entrance to the Jaguar National Park. This ambitious project encompasses the establishment of a site museum, an electric bus terminal, administrative facilities, and more.
In a recent post on his social media accounts, the official stated, “Our efforts are focused on Tulum. We are expanding the pathways within the archaeological zone to provide access to new vestiges of Mayan culture. The Jaguar Park project is making strides in generating employment opportunities while creating a secure space for the preservation of history and the peninsula’s ecosystem.”
He emphasized that Sedatu’s initiatives, as part of the Urban Improvement Program within Tulum’s Jaguar Park, also encompass the creation of public access points to the beaches. He explained, “Our aim is for both the local community and visitors to become acquainted with and relish these beach areas.”
“This expansion, spanning over a kilometer of newly developed corridors, will lead us to explore uncharted archaeological regions. Within this expanse, we find a temple merely 600 meters away from another. This extension of over a kilometer will greatly benefit the Tulum archaeological zone. It will not only channel visitors to the central archaeological area but will also provide an extensive journey of approximately over a kilometer, traversing from the reef zones to the beaches and the archaeological precinct,” elucidated the official.
In the northern region of the park, once utilized as an airstrip, efforts are being channeled towards the revitalization of green spaces. A pedestrian pathway is being laid out, featuring areas of natural vegetation for cushioning, alongside designated lanes for vehicular and bicycle movement.
Additionally, among the constructed entryways, administrative offices will be established to serve the staff of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). As part of these developments, spaces for relaxation and contemplation will be designed, along with ticket booths and access turnstiles, facilitating entry to the Tulum archaeological zone.
Through a comprehensive video detailing the ongoing works within the area, Meyer Falcón outlined, “This collective space, in partnership with the INAH team, along with the amenities area situated in the heart of the park, will be ready for the public by the close of the year.”