Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

July 25, 2024
Today´s Paper

Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

Tulum’s Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

Explore the historic Tulum Archaeological Site after its upgrade and repairs. Uncover the ancient Mayan civilization and experience the beauty of the Caribbean coast.
Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

The infrastructure and services of the Tulum archaeological zone will be improved this year in order to prepare the Walled City to receive more visitors once the Tren Maya is operational.

Diego Castañón Trejo, the municipal president of Tulum, announced that after four decades of not allocating resources to the zone, resources will finally be allocated to improve and maintain the 73 monuments it houses.

“The resources that will be applied will be from the “Promeza” program, which our President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had the good sense to create for the preservation of the country’s pre-Hispanic venues, and whose rescue in Quintana Roo is led by our Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa,” expressed the mayor.

Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

According to Mexican government authorities, “Promeza” (Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones) has resources in the amount of 4,906 million pesos in order for the Ministry of Culture, through INAH, to rescue and preserve the pre-Hispanic heritage of the region.

In a work meeting with the mayor of Tulum, the director of the INAH Quintana Roo Center, Margarito Molina Rendón, confirmed that the Institute and the ninth municipality are strengthening “cooperation for the improvement of the experience of the large flow of visitors received by the archaeological zone.”

According to the federal official, the priority is to organize the flow of tourists through new trail proposals and the opening of spaces within the walls that had not been explored before.

Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

The ancient Zamá received 1,405,140 visitors in 2022, a record that Castañón Trejo believes will be surpassed to reach the figure of 3.5 million visitors once the Tren Maya provides service in sections 5 and 6.

“Your archaeological heritage and the beauty of your beaches will consolidate Tulum as the capital of the Maya Caribbean,” concluded the mayor.

Improvements and maintenance of the 73 monuments in the Tulum archaeological zone will be funded through the “Promeza” program, which was created by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the preservation of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic venues. The program has a budget of 4,906 million pesos to rescue and preserve the pre-Hispanic heritage of the Quintana Roo region, according to Mexican government authorities.

Tulum's Archaeological Site set for upgrades and repairs

In a meeting with the mayor of Tulum, the director of the INAH Quintana Roo Center confirmed that the Institute and the municipality are working together to improve the experience of the large flow of visitors received by the archaeological zone. The priority is to organize the flow of tourists through new trail proposals and the opening of spaces within the walls that had not been explored before.

The ancient Zamá received a record 1,405,140 visitors in 2022, and the municipal president of Tulum expects this number to be surpassed once the Tren Maya provides service in sections 5 and 6, with a target of 3.5 million visitors. Tulum’s archaeological heritage and the beauty of its beaches will consolidate the area as the capital of the Maya Caribbean.

Get Tulum's Latest News Direct to Your Inbox

Maybe you will be interested

Kloud Returns to Zamna Tulum with KEINEMUSIK

Kloud Returns to Zamna Tulum with KEINEMUSIK

TULUM, Mexico—Zamna Tulum has eagerly announced Kloud’s return to the exotic jungle of Tulum in 2025 in collaboration with KEINEMUSIK. This highly anticipated event promises

Unique Cocktails Greet Tourists at Tulum Airport

Unique Cocktails Greet Tourists at Tulum Airport

Tourists arriving at Tulum’s Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport receive unique cocktails made with local ingredients, thanks to a collaboration between restaurants and municipal authorities.