TULUM, Mexico – In a landmark decision during the Fiftieth Ordinary Session of the Tulum City Council, led by Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo, a majority vote approved the exemption of property tax and penalties for the Riviera Maya Technological University. Additionally, the council validated the declaration of the “Langosta al Coco” dish as a signature delicacy of Punta Allen, the victor of the 2023 Lobster Festival.
During this Monday’s Ordinary Session, the council members, under the leadership of Mayor Diego Castañón, first voted in favor of waiving property tax and penalties for the Riviera Maya Technological University, specifically regarding the property identified by the cadastral code 109014000040004. The municipal treasurer, Vicente Aldape Moncada, was designated to oversee the necessary administrative procedures.
In the same session, Mayor Diego Castañón proposed the official recognition of the “Langosta al Coco” dish as Punta Allen’s typical cuisine, a proposal that gained approval from the council. This decision celebrates the culinary talent of Roció Alely May Tuz, the winner of the gastronomic competition held during the 2023 Lobster Festival on August 5th and 6th.
“The municipality of Tulum considers it of utmost importance that communities cultivate leadership skills, organizational abilities, and teamwork, fostering community development while preserving and respecting traditions and customs. Hence, we promote actions and events that encourage these aspects,” read the approved agreements during the session, aimed at celebrating and acknowledging the ninth municipality for its impressive gastronomy.
This significant decision not only supports education but also recognizes and promotes the rich culinary heritage of Punta Allen, a region known for its delectable seafood dishes, particularly the “Langosta al Coco.” By declaring it a signature dish, Tulum celebrates the talents of local chefs and showcases the unique flavors that define the region’s gastronomy.
This move by the Tulum City Council underscores its commitment to both education and the preservation of cultural traditions. The exemption granted to the Riviera Maya Technological University demonstrates the municipality’s dedication to supporting educational institutions, ensuring they can continue to contribute to the growth and development of the region. Simultaneously, the recognition of the “Langosta al Coco” dish highlights the importance of preserving and celebrating local culinary heritage, attracting visitors who wish to savor the authentic flavors of Tulum.
In conclusion, Tulum is not only a destination renowned for its natural beauty but also a place where education and culture are held in high regard. As the “Langosta al Coco” dish takes its place as a Punta Allen treasure, the Tulum City Council’s commitment to fostering education and preserving traditions shines brightly, enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike.