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Archaeological sites in south break records

Chetumal, Q.R. — Four public archaeological sites in the south of the state broke visitor records for the month of July with a reported increase of 73.3 percent.

According to the most recent statistics of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the archaeological site of Chacchoben in the municipality of Bacalar, as well as Kohunlich, Dzibanché-Kinichná and Oxtankah, accounted for the increase.

According to figures of the Institute, the archaeological site of Chacchoben in the municipality of Bacalar had the highest increase, making it the third most-visited in the state. The archaeological sites of Tulum and Cobá occupied the first two positions of the most-visited.

INAH reports that 16,395 foreign visitors and 1,076 national visitors made their way around Chacchoben in the month of July.

Margarito Molina Rendón, delegate of the INAH, said that at the height of the summer holiday season, these sites recorded figures that had not been seen in the last five years.

“We continue to improve the image of archaeological sites and promote them in places such as the Internet, as well as in print media at tourist promotion points. It is working. We have more visits,” said Molina Rendón.