TULUM, Mexico – Amidst the bustling tourism activity, the Olmec-Maya-Mexica Airport, Rail, and Auxiliary Services Group (GAFSAOMM) has inked a comprehensive collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development (Sedatu), the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for the development of Tulum National Park and the Archaeological Monuments Zone of Tulum, which together form the Jaguar Park. This remarkable endeavor falls under their purview and stands as one of the enticing highlights along the Tren Maya route.
Engaging as part of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), the group is actively involved in tasks ranging from strategic project planning, evaluation, and execution for the federal government, to assisting in the acquisition of authorizations, licenses, assessments, permits, impact assessments, and more, all in accordance with relevant regulations.
In accordance with the agreement published this Tuesday in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF), any works or activities undertaken within the park and monument zone will now come under the umbrella of GAFSAOMM, necessitating a thorough and timely transfer protocol.
The intervention in the Tulum area is spearheaded by Sedatu through its Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program, encompassing the creation of executive projects, studies, assessments, permits, payments, construction, and oversight. These endeavors are financed through the department’s budgetary allocations.
The Jaguar Park – Parque del Jaguar
This noteworthy accord was jointly signed by the military group’s director, Major General René Trujillo Miranda, and the deputy general director of Tourist, Auxiliary, and Connected Services, Javier Robles Murillo.
The newly established park spans an impressive 2,913 hectares and is a dedicated initiative aimed at safeguarding and conserving the jaguar population. Simultaneously, it seeks to regulate, manage, organize, and integrate existing activities, all while fostering a culture of environmental stewardship through culturally rich, recreational, and eco-friendly attractions, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for all visitors, as stated by Sedena.
Among the enticing attractions being incorporated are a meliponary (beekeeping facility), cycling paths, trails, nurseries, piers, beach access points, a lighthouse, an observatory, viewpoints, a turtle camp, ziplines, and a 352-room hotel nestled within the natural splendor. This hotel will provide top-notch services, comfort, efficiency, and serenity, situated a mere 3.8 km away from the Tulum station of the Tren Maya. Also seamlessly integrated are the Tulum and Tancah archaeological zones, along with the Nauyacas and Cresterías temples, all carefully preserved by the INAH.
Sedatu has made significant progress in constructing the park’s perimeter walls, trails, and corresponding service modules, with a resolute commitment to employing indigenous materials from the region as part of a comprehensive architectural scheme meticulously designed for harmonious coexistence.