Cancun, Q.R. — During his most recent visit to fly over the Maya Train project, President López Obrador and Governor Carlos Joaquín signed the agreements for state projects including an ecotourism park in Tulum.
The signed documents also included the rescue of Colosio Boulevard and the vehicular bridge over the lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
In Tulum, the Parque del Jaguar will be developed to protect the archaeological zone. The land, some 300 hectares, was donated by the government of Quintana Roo. Carlos Joaquín has remained a promoter of the tourist destination of Tulum since he was mayor of Solidaridad from 2005 to 2008.
He was the forerunner in the protection of the Tulum National Park, which was decreed as a protected natural area in 1981, along with the underground river systems that make up one of the largest water reserves in the area.
In the planning instrument that he approved as mayor, it was defined that Tulum would be a low-density city to protect the natural and historical value of the region. During that time, he also promoted and approved the creation of the municipality.
Now, together with the President, they are consolidating this avant-garde tourism model for Tulum. The idea is to expand the number of hectares of the Tulum National Park, focusing on the areas of underground rivers and other environmentally fragile areas that require protection.
The development goes hand-in-hand with the investment of the Maya Train, and will provide urban equipment to the inhabitants of Tulum.
During his visit, President López Obrador also signed the agreements for the restoration of Colosio Avenue, the main artery of Cancun, and the construction of the Nichupté Lagoon Bridge, which when complete, will help with traffic congestion from the Cancun Hotel Zone to the mainland.