TULUM, Mexico – As the northeastern landscape of Tulum transforms, the nearing completion of the Jaguar Park stands as a testament to the region’s dedication to preserving its natural and historical heritage. The Minister of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development, Román Meyer Falcó, recently announced the finalization of the park’s “last details,” signaling a new era for Tulum’s ecological and cultural offerings.
Spanning a vast 2,249 hectares, Jaguar Park encapsulates a diverse array of protected natural areas, including pristine beaches, lush forests, and the esteemed Tulum Archaeological Zone. This ambitious project notably integrates the Tulum National Park, further cementing its status as a hub of ecological and historical significance. Meyer’s latest visit to the construction site on January 12th highlighted significant progress, with the main access point complete and the southern entrance and beach access points nearing completion.
Despite a setback in October 2023, when a fire disrupted initial construction efforts, the park’s inauguration remains on the horizon, with a slight delay. Meyer optimistically projects a late January to early February completion.
Jaguar Park is poised to offer a unique blend of nature and culture. Plans include an archaeological museum and a hotel, enhancing visitors’ educational and leisure experiences. In line with sustainable practices, the government intends to employ electric vehicles for visitor transportation, linking key attractions such as museums, hotels, beaches, and ruins. Furthermore, the park will feature extensive cycling routes, promoting eco-friendly travel.
The park’s recent expansion by 300 hectares has facilitated the construction of the Archaeological Zone Hotel and the Maya Culture Center, both anticipated to be completed by March. This expansion reflects Tulum’s commitment to blending modern amenities with cultural preservation.
The management of Jaguar Park will be a joint effort between the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), ensuring a balance of historical integrity and secure operations.
As Jaguar Park nears completion, it stands as a beacon of Tulum’s commitment to preserving its natural and cultural heritage, offering a unique destination for both locals and tourists.