TULUM, México – In a groundbreaking endeavor, the Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu), in collaboration with the Programa de Mejoramiento Urbano (PMU), has set in motion the construction of a state-of-the-art site museum that will showcase the profound influence of Mayan culture in the illustrious region of Tulum’s Jaguar Park. Alongside this captivating cultural institution, an array of infrastructural marvels will emerge as part of the transformative Central Access project, backed by an impressive investment of 600 million pesos (mdp).
Under the watchful eye of Román Meyer Falcón, the esteemed head of Sedatu, the Central Access will span an expansive 56,000 square meters, with 16,000 square meters boasting protective canopies. Nestled within this grand scheme are plans for administrative offices, a visitor center, a traditional smoke kitchen, electric bus terminals, and ample parking facilities.
Significantly, the Jaguar Park’s Central Access is strategically poised to connect to the highly-anticipated Tulum station of the groundbreaking Tren Maya project, as well as the region’s cherished archaeological site. With seamless coordination alongside the esteemed Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), every effort is being made to preserve the region’s natural, cultural, and historical wealth.
This momentous undertaking comes on the heels of already completed milestones at the Jaguar Park, including the successful completion of a 21-kilometer perimeter wall, rest stops along Avenida Cobá, and the creation of a dedicated cycle lane. Presently, endeavors are underway, such as the construction of the Southern Access and revitalization efforts along Avenida Costera, adding to the splendor of this magnificent development.
Moreover, the comprehensive project aims to enrich public access to the beach, ensuring that visitors can indulge in the park’s breathtaking coastal beauty. While two new access points are in progress, four existing ones are undergoing meticulous restoration.
Notably, the administration of Sedatu has been unwavering in their commitment to uplifting marginalized neighborhoods in Quintana Roo. Focusing on the municipalities of Bacalar, Benito Juárez, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Othón P. Blanco, Solidaridad, and Tulum, this visionary institution continues to leave an indelible mark on the region.
The ambitious endeavor undertaken by Sedatu, with the PMU as its guiding force, signifies a resolute dedication to preserving heritage while propelling Tulum into a future of unprecedented growth and prosperity. As the Central Access and its exceptional features materialize, Tulum’s Jaguar Park will undoubtedly take its place among the world’s most revered cultural and natural wonders.